News tagged ‘screen’
According to the latest rumors, Apple won’t use an integrated chip combining a central processor and an LTE modem in its next-generation iPhone. As noted by iDownloadBlog (with reference to Fudzilla), Apple will continue working with Qualcomm - company’s main LTE chips supplier. As to the CPUs, they will probably be produced by TSMC since Samsung encountered some manufacturing problems.
It is Sunday today, so you’re probably waiting for our top stories of the week. That is why I won’t make a large introduction and will simply tell you about interesting events of the past seven days.
@somospostpc has published an interesting comparison list of the percentage of screen versus bezel for smartphones.
SET Solution has created another iPad concept. This time it’s a 13-inch Apple’s tablet running Mac OS X - not iOS. And this is probably the most interesting thing about this tablet since in terms of design the device resembles iPad Air and iPad mini, which were released at the end of the last year.
According to the latest report from LEDinside, Apple’s iPhone 6 will become slightly lighter, even though it will boast a larger display. The guys from Cupertino will probably use a new lighter frame for the next-gen handset and thinner LED backlights.
According to a recent report, Apple is establishing the sapphire production for the iWatch rather then the iPhone.
'Taiwan supply chain insiders' claim that Apple is currently working on a sapphire screen for the new iPhone. However despite some testing units with the featured screen have been made, it is most unlikely that the production of the sapphire covered display begins this year.
According to South China Morning Post recent report, the company from Cupertino will indeed release two iPhone 6 models in 2014. One will feature a 4.7-inch and the other - 5.5-inch sapphire display. These screens will get a pixel density of 441 ppi and this is a noticeable improvement, I must admit, since the current iPhone 5s boasts “only” 326 pixels per inch. Both handsets are expected to be unveiled no sooner than in September.
Korea Herald claims that we will meet new smartphones with a 'bezel-free' display and fingerprint scanning from both Apple and Samsung.
An industry source said Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S5 would sport a display without a bezel, or the rim surrounding a screen, and allow users to scan their fingerprints at the bottom of the smartphone screen. The phone will also eliminate the home button hardware featured on the previous Galaxy models, he said.
Nikei reports that Sony is likely to increase the supply of camera components for the coming iPhone.
The Japanese firm already supplies nearly all of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors for the current iPhone models' rear-mounted main cameras. Apple is likely looking to switch to Sony sensors for the secondary camera on the screen side, used for taking self-portraits.
Another iPhone 6 concept appeared on the Internet. On the video below, you can take a look at what seems to be incredibly similar to the next-generation Apple’s smartphone.
A concept presented by Ciccarese Design compares the 4-inch iPhone 5s and the rumored 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6.
If the rumors about a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 right, we should wonder what their screen resolution will be. KDB Daewoo Securities believes it will be of 1920x1080 and 2272x1280. Display Search, on the other hand, predicts the screen resolutions of 1600x900 and 1920x1080.
You can enjoy the concept comparison below.
Apple has heated the rumors about iWatch by posting a employment advertisement seeking a 'User Studies Exercise Physiologist' to design and run user studies related to cardiovascular fitness & energy expenditure.
Have a look at this fantastic demo-video! It shows that the sapphire-coated display cannot be scratched by concrete. Screen protection company Aero-Gear makes an experiment, scratching a concrete block over iPhone display protected by sapphire cover. Assuming the video is genuine, the result is very impressive. We can expect great scratch-resistance from coming iPhone 6.
We’ll have a lot more on Apple’s sapphire aspirations in the coming days in a series of special reports.
We know that Apple is planning to release a new iPhone 6 this year. Well, to be precise - two iPhones with different screen sizes. According to the KDB Daewoo Securities analysts, both devices will be equipped with a 64-bit Apple A8 processor, 2GB of RAM and an 8 megapixel camera. As to the full specs for each iPhone, they’re available below (via
According to IHS analyst Rhoda Alexander, the company from Cupertino won’t release an iPad with a 12.9-inch display in the third quarter, as was reported earlier. With reference to the supply chain sources, she claims that Apple is currently testing larger screens, however, not in the quantities required for the Q3 2014 launch.