Originally Posted by blairh
The fact that Gruber not only didn't dismiss this
article but also hinted that it might be true is VERY interesting.
For me the biggest query is not so much "possible" or "probable" but the unknown commitments apple makes. If it has bought 1 billion screens from a supplier with a contract until 2014, then there is no reason to change screens until then.
Because they are ahead of the curve (or actually, years behind the curve) the absence of features is taken as a matter of course. It doesn't seem to be a question of what apple wants to include, or what they can do to revolutionise something, its only a matter of when they decide it is appropriate to embrace a technology, and 9/10 that isn't simply because "its been round long enough for bugs to be worked out".
New screens, uprated batteries, new form factors. All were possible 3 years ago, but weren't used.