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Apple's next generation smartphone, which could either be the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, will feature "touch on display" technology.
These "touch on display" panels are being developed by an Apple supplier known as Innolux and are currently in the testing phase.
There is not much information available on these panels at this time, but Apple appears to be looking into the technology due to issues with the display on the iPhone 5.
The touch screen on the iPhone 5 has problems with the recognition of rapid diagonal sweeping, and Apple hopes this new technology will correct this issue on future iPhone models.
The China Times also confirmed that Apple is looking to make the power switch with its next iteration of the iPhone.
The iPhone 5S is rumored to come in more than just two colors at launch.
The device is expected to be released in the middle of this year with as many as 6-8 colors, according to Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White. He also stated that the handset might be available in multiple screen sizes.
White believes that Apple launched the 5th generation iPod Touch in multiple colors in order to test the waters for the next generation iPhone. The strategy appeared to work with the media device, and Apple will now use it on the iPhone and eventually will launch an iPad with several color options as well.
His theory on the next iPhone's screen size points to Apple releasing a few different variants with some made for the low-end market. Apple could better penetrate markets such as China and open up opportunities in India with a lower-end model.
The possibility of Apple making the next-generation iPhone's screen bigger seems a bit more likely than usual, as the 4-inch display found on the iPhone 5 is not that much different from the 3.5-inch one found on the 4.