The two-year itch is kicking in for Apple junkies.
With the new iPhone 5 expected to be unveiled Wednesday, an unprecedented wave of iPhone owners is looking to sell or trade their devices — a vast majority of them no older than 24 months — to get their hands on the latest replacement.
The fever pitch has been fanned largely by rumors that Apple will dramatically change the iPhone’s appearance and functions, featuring a larger screen and thinner frame that will make current models look dowdy in comparison.
The Apple iPhone 5 is expected to launch in October and the latest rumours about the device suggest it’ll feature “In-Cell” display technology.
The new technology uses an in-cell layer which combines the LCD and the touch-layer into one component. The main benefit of the new technology is that it makes the overall screen thickness significantly lower.
The Apple iPhone 5 is expected to have a larger 4 inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Without using the new “in-cell” technology the larger screen-size would lead to the device being thicker, but it looks like the new iPhone could now even be thinner than its predecessor.