News tagged ‘OLED’
Apple has reportedly began testing 65-inch OLED panels for the upcoming iTV. These panels seem to be manufactured by an unknown Korean firm, IBK Securities reports.
Apple was expected to release its long-anticipated television in the second half of 2014, however, it appears that the guys from Cupertino aren't yet ready to start the mass production of the device.
New rumors that deal with Apple’s long-anticipated iWatch surfaced on the Internet. This time the South Korean sources claim that LG will produce displays for the wearable gadget. Contrary to the information that appeared earlier, the company from Cupertino is working on one iWatch model, not on two.
According to research firm DisplaySearch, Apple’s next-generation iPhone may get a full HD display. Apart from that, analysts predict that the long-anticipated iWatch will feature either 1.3-inch or 1.6-inch display. Finally, they think Apple will release a larger iPad. But everything in its turn.
Curved displays are the future. Well, this is what Samsung, LG and a number of other companies want us to believe. Back in October, Samsung announced the first smartphone ever with curved display and LG promised to release a curved OLED television.
The company from Cupertino couldn’t stand aside, so it came up with a patent for its own curved screen for smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. This patent was granted by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday.
LG - not Samsung - will supply Apple with OLED displays for iWatch,
Scammers do their best to take advantage of Apple’s Developer Center outage, ZDNet reports. This time they began sending fraudulent email messages to developers aiming to steal their Apple ID passwords.
Samsung has accidentally leaked its upcoming Galaxy S4 mini smartphone.
The device was spotted Samsung’s official apps site by TGSpot. The site lets you sort apps by device and one of the devices in the list is the Galaxy S4 mini.
The smaller smartphone is expected to have a Super AMOLED 960x540 4.3-inch display, down from 5-inches. It's also said to feature a 1.6GHz processor and 8-megapixel camera.
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Samsung Galaxy S 4 looks a lot like last year's Galaxy S III model. But there are of course some differences, most notably on the inside. Let's compare some specs:
The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung has paid $112 million for a 3% stakes of Sharp's LCD screens, which is a key supplier of LCD screens for Samsung and Apple.
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Pebble e-paper watch (right) and Sony SmartWatch (left)
A senior designer at Samsung, Jeeyuen Wang, took the stand on Tuesday in an effort to counter Apple's allegations that multiple Samsung devices copied the layout and imagery of iOS. The designer claims hundreds of people around the world worked tirelessly on Samsung's iconography, adding that she herself was only able to sleep two or three hours a night. Wang admitted that she did look at products from other companies, including Apple, but denied stealing the icons outright, saying instead that it was part of the design process.
iFixit in conjunction with chip analysts ChipWorks tore down Samsung's new Galaxy S III smartphone, revealing that the device is sourcing a newer version of the same Sony-made camera used in the iPhone 4S.
ChipWorks confirmed on Friday that the backside-illuminated sensor found in Samsung's new Galaxy S III handset is being sourced from Sony and may be a newer version of the component used in Apple's iPhone 4S. While iFixit initially claimed that the sensor is "basically the same unit" used in the iPhone 4S, further examination of the chip revealed that it could be a slightly refreshed product. It seems that the camera's sensor is where the similarities between the two devices end, however, as Samsung uses its own memory and optics to complete the unit.
Piper Jaffray’s analyst Gene Munster suggests that Apple's full-fledged television set with screen sizes between 42 inches and 55 inches will be retailing between $1,500 and $2,000. Such product will be unveiled later this year and will hit the market about six months after it is announced and will be sold in the amount of approximately 110 million units, he believes.
Citing an anonymous Samsung executive, The Korea Times has recently reported that Apple indeed plans to launch the 7.85-inch iPad model. The unknown Samsung’s executive revealed that Apple has committed a purchase at least $9.7 billion worth of components from the company, and if the demand for is strong, Apple’s expenditures will reach as much as $11 billion. The executive claims that the demand will be driven partly by the recently-released iPad, MacBook Air and a smaller iPad.
''The contract is expected to rise to $11 billion by the end of this year as Apple is planning to release a smaller iPad, probably with a 7.85-inch screen, and to sell more of its MacBook Air PCs using Samsung's faster solid state drive (SSD) storage,'' the official said.