The best thing about the next iPhone’s 6 screen may not be its size
In recent months, several news outlets have reported that Apple may use a technology called quantum dots to enhance features of their next-generation display.
Quantum dots are nanocrystals made out of semiconductors. When working with objects measured in billionths of a meter (that’s what “nano” means), you tend to get weird “quantum” effects - the physical rules you have to work with change.
Quantum dots are interesting to display manufacturers because their weird effect is that they can be tuned to emit very specific frequencies of light – in a screen, that means colors can be reproduced more accurately than with traditional materials.