News tagged ‘OLED’
Apple has just announced the long-awaited 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro.
The ‘Pro’ model features a brighter and sharper Retina display, new OLED touch bar capable of performing a wide range of features, Touch ID scanner for Apple Pay, keyboard with a second-generation butterfly mechanism, dual speakers, and a new hinge. Apart from that, the updated MacBook Pro is equipped with a bunch of Thunderbolt 3 ports.
According to the latest report from Nikkei, Apple is planning to release three iPhone models in 2017. Each model will get a glass panel produced by Chinese firms Biel Crystal Manufactory and Lens Technology. The all-new handsets will feature 5.5-inch, 5-inch, and 4.7-inch screens.
The upcoming all-new MacBook Pro with an OLED touch panel is no longer a surprise. Several images have been found in macOS Sierra 10.12.1 showing the new laptop. The photos below clearly show the Magic Toolbar with Touch ID. Notably, it appears that the fingerprint recognition is added to the area of the touch panel where the power button used to be on previous models.
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According to the latest report from Ming-Chi Kuo, we won’t see the updated iMac and 5K display at the upcoming “Hello Again” event. In fact, these devices will be released only next year. On October 27, Apple will show us only the new MacBook Pro and possibly the 13-inch MacBook Air.
As it was already reported, Apple may unveil a new MacBook Pro next week. The device will reportedly be thinner than its predecessor, and feature a number of improvements, for example, new touch-sensitive OLED panel instead of function keys as well as Touch ID and USB-C. Sources claim that this new panel will be called Magic Toolbar.
The rumors about the upcoming MacBook event have been confirmed. Apple has started sending out the invites for the "Hello Again" event that will take place on October 27 and hopefully be dedicated to the new MacBook lineup.
According to the latest report shared by a Japanese blog Mac Otakara, Apple may unveil the updated MacBook Pro by the end of this month. Moreover, the company will reportedly start shipping new laptops to retailers at around the same time. The report is based on rumors from Chinese supply chain sources, so I suggest to take it with a few grains of salt.
According to the latest report from Gartner, Mac shipments declined 13.4% in the last quarter. Apple managed to sell only 4.9 million Mac units that accounted for the market share of 7.2%. As to the global computer market, it is experiencing problems as well. PC shipments in Q3 2016 reached 68.9 million, which is a decline of 5.7% year-over-year.
It is Sunday today, which means that I should tell you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s take a look at them now!
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple wants Sharp to supply OLED displays for future iPhones. Earlier this week, Sharp announced that it will invest $556 million in the development of new OLED manufacturing facilities. If the company produces enough components for the launch of new iPhone, Apple will surely agree to partner with it as it seeks to diversify its supply chain. This is not the first investment in the new OLED technology, nor the last one.
According to the latest report shared by usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next-generation iPhone will get a brand new glass body, metal casing, and a curved OLED display.
Apple is already developing the hardware for the next-generation iPhone that may be called the iPhone 8. The report suggesting that the new device is currently being created in Israel has been shared by Business Insider.
Apple may release an updated MacBook Pro next month. The company is actively working on macOS Sierra 10.12.1, which means it is getting things ready for the release of the all-new MacBook Pro with faster processor, new OLED panel instead of function keys, and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Aside from letting us know about the internals of the iPhone 7 Plus, the iFixit team has also performed a teardown of the Apple Watch Series 2 that went on sale in a number of countries together with new iPhones.
As noted by the experts, the smartwatch is much better protected from water. Furthermore, it has a new OLED display with integrated Force Touch, updated GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 hardware. There’s also a new S2 chip, better 273 mAh battery as well as some other improved components. The size of the wearable device is the same as the one the original Apple Watch has.
The smartwatch is packed with small parts, so disassembling it is quite a tough task. Similar to the first-generation Apple Watch, the 2016 model is rather difficult to repair, so its repairability score is 6 out 10.
Below you can take a look at the video and several photos of the teardown posted by iFixit.