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iPhone 6, iPad Mini 3, iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 to Feature Thinner and Lighter Backlights

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
February 12, 2014|4:07 pm

Apple will be using thinner and lighter backlights in some of its upcoming products to shift to skinnier components for the iPhone 6 and upcoming iPad models.

LEDinside reports that Apple will shift from 0.6mm thick side-view LED backlights to 0.4 mm thick modules for the next-gen iPhone.

"Industry insiders [project] the iPhone 6 will have a much lighter frame, which will lead to upgrades in LED backlight specs," read the report. "In previous generation, the iPhone used 0.6t side-view type LED, in contrast the new iPhone will probably be adopting 0.4t side-view type LED."

Rumors of Apple increasing the screen size of the iPhone 6 have been circling for quite some time. If the company does choose to shift in this direction, it would make more sense to create a lighter frame for these devices by employing this new backlight technology.

The site also claims that similar changes will be implemented into the company's tablets including the 12-inch iPad Pro. iPad backlights will shift to 0.6mm thick modules from their current 0.8mm components.

The iPhone 6 is also expected to cut down in other areas as the device is now rumored to feature an exterior design with no bezels.

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The Korea Herald reports that Apple is currently working on an iPhone with a bezel-free display and a fingerprint sensor. Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S5 will feature a similar design with a more standard fingerprint sensor rather than the display-wide scanner or iris scanner that had been previously rumored for the handset.

Bloomberg reported back in November that the iPhone 6 was planned to feature a larger display with glass curves downward on the edges. This basically hinted at a screen with no bezels.

 

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