iPhone 6 display could feature Quantum Dot technology [Report]


There have several rumors and speculations that iPhone 6 will come with a bigger screen and possibly with a sapphire glass display, which would make it more durable.

Forbes reports that the killer feature of iPhone 6 will be the technology of the display.

The report claims that iPhone 6 will feature a Quantum Dot (QD) technology found in the Kindle Fire HDX but with an “Apple twist”.

Forbes reports:

The iPhone 6 display will be a significant improvement over any other LCD smartphone. It will use the same Quantum Dot technology as the Kindle Fire HDX 7, but with an Apple twist. It will deliver a much wider color gamut than the Fire. Amazon compromised on color gamut in favor of color reproduction accuracy.

There are several reasons for believing that Apple will use Quantum Dot (QD) technology and that the iPhone 6 will be a major coup for Nanosys, a company that holds over 300 patents in QD and counts Samsung as one of its major investors.

While the possibility of iPhone 6 featuring Quantum Dot technology cannot be ruled out as Apple has been recently granted four QD related patents, the Forbes report does not mention any sources, and appears to be just a speculation.

Kindle Fire HDX has received a lot of favorable reviews for its HDX display. When display experts DisplayMate technology tested the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, the iPad Air, and Google’s Nexus 10, they found the Kindle Fire HDX had the best performing tablet display.

Most impressive of all is the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, which has leapfrogged into the best performing Tablet display that we have ever tested, significantly out-performing the iPad Air in Brightness, Screen Reflectance, and high ambient light contrast, plus a first place finish in the very challenging category of Absolute Color Accuracy.

When Apple launched the iPhone 4 with the gorgeous Retina Display at an incredible 326 pixels-per-inch (ppi) in 2010, it blew away competition. But that was more than three years back and a lot has changed since then.

We would love to see the next generation iPhone come with a bigger and much better screen, and up the ante against Android based smartphones.

[via Forbes]