News tagged ‘OLED’
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.
Looks like Apple plans to ditch the headphone jack across all devices its produces. MacBook users have recently begun receiving emails from the company with something like a questionnaire asking about various MacBook Pro features. One particular question of the survey is of the greatest interest for us. Here it is: "Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?"
According to the latest report from the New York Times, Apple will add a brand new full-screen face with a virtual Home button to the iPhone lineup in 2017. The rumor comes from two Apple employees aware of product update plans who asked not to be identified. Apple refused to comment on the issue.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning a major update to its Mac lineup for October. The experts believe the company will introduce new versions of the iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro as well as the 5K monitor. If true, the rumor means that Apple will have a very busy fall.
According to the latest report from reliable sources, Apple may be planning three iPhone models for 2017. One of these models, as noted by Nikkei Asian Review, will feature a curved OLED display, most likely to compete with Samsung Galaxy lineup.
New rumor has recently appeared on the Internet that suggests the next-generation MacBook Pro, which is expected to be launched in the fall, will feature a Touch ID power button as well as the anticipated OLED touch sensitive panel instead of functions keys. Today’s rumor goes in line with previous reports from Ming-Chi Kuo and other reliable insiders.