News tagged ‘Time’
Samsung and LG Display Nearly Signed Deal with Apple to Produce OLED Displays for Future iPhones
According to the latest report from Reuters, Samsung and LG Display are close to signing a deal with Apple to produce OLED displays for the iPhone. The reporters cite reliable insiders from Electronic Times familiar with the plans of the Cupertino-based tech giant.
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Shipments Are Lower than Expected
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus shipments in the fourth quarter of 2015 are lower that it was originally expected. As noted by DigiTimes reporters, the shipments are 5-10% lower, which indicates that despite strong demand for both handsets during the holiday season, the number of people buying iPhones has decreased this year.
iPhone 7 to Become Waterproof and Feature New Body?
A report from DigiTimes citing reliable Asian sources indicates that the iPhone 7 may become the first waterproof iPhone since the launch of the original iPhone in 2007. The device may also be manufactured out of “new compound materials” to hide the antenna cutouts on the back panel. A Taiwanese firm called Catcher Technology will likely remain the main chassis supplier for the upcoming handset, the sources add. The company will produce about 30-35% of iPhone 7 chassis.
Here’s How Next-Generation iPhone May Look Like [Concept]
According to a number of reports from reliable insiders, Apple is expected to release a new iPhone 7 with a thinner body and a number of other improvements sometime next year. The design of the handset as well as its specs remain unknown.
Below you can take a look at the iPhone 7 concept called the iPhone 7 Edge featuring a massive 5.5-inch 2K display, the updated A10 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 3500 mAh battery and a number of other features.
iPhone Sales to Drop Next Year - Morgan Stanley Analyst
According to the latest report from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, the iPhone sales may drop next year for the first time ever. The number of iPhones sold in fiscal 2016 may fall by about 6% and make only 218 million units. The calendar 2016 may demonstrate the 2.9% fall and 247 million iPhone units sold to customers.
Samsung Galaxy S7 to Feature Pressure-Sensitive Display and Other New Features
According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, both Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will feature a pressure-sensitive display similar to the one iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have. Moreover, new flagship devices may be equipped with new USB-C posts supporting fast charging as well as better cameras optimized for low-light photography. On top of that, the South Korean tech giant is reportedly planning to add a retina scanner to the next generation of its premium smartphones. In terms of design, both handsets are expected to resemble the Galaxy S6.
Steve Jobs Knew About Apple Watch - Rumor
According to the latest report from several more or less reliable insiders, despite popular beliefs, former Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs might have been aware of the Apple Watch. The information comes from the Creative Strategies analyst Tim Bajarin, who has been an acquaintance of Steve Jobs and thus talked with him a number of times. Below you can take a look at the thoughts of this analyst:
Apple Working on Its Own GPU - Rumor
According to the latest report shared by Fudzilla.com, Apple is currently working on a new GPU for its portable devices. The development of the new hardware component has begun several years ago, sources claim, so it may be at its final stage at the moment.
Apple Starts Advertising iPhone 6s to Older iPhone Users
As it has been spotted by a number of iPhone users worldwide, Apple is currently advertising the iPhone 6s to those who own an iPhone 5s or an earlier model through the App Store. People see the full-screen image showing a ‘ridiculously powerful’ iPhone 6s and get a prompt to find out more about the device or upgrade to it immediately.
Microsoft Releases Cortana to US and Chinese iOS Users
Following the release of the first testing version for a small number of iOS users last month, Microsoft has just released Cortana to users in the United States of America and China. As of Wednesday, Microsoft’s virtual assistant is available on the App Store and can be downloaded for free by all those who have an US or Chinese account.
Apple Launches iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case
Apple has just quietly launched new smart accessory for the iPhone 6s. This accessory is a thin battery case that may substantially increase the battery life of the handset. While iPhones have been supporting the use of third-party external battery cases since the launch of the iPhone 4 or even earlier, it is the first time the company released its own suchlike product.
Apple Maps Are Now Used 3 Times More Often than Google Maps on iPhone and iPad
According to the latest data from Apple shared by Boston Globe, iPhone and iPad owners are now using the built-in Apple Maps app three times more often than its closest competitor, which is Google Maps. Each week the mapping service gets 5 billion map-related requests from all over the world.
Japan Display Plans to Supply Apple with OLED Panels in 2018 - Rumor
According to the latest report from Nikkan, Japan Display (JDI) is currently in talks with Apple to supply the US tech giant with OLED panels for the iPhone in 2018. The aforementioned company is Apple’s long-time LED panels supplier, so it is very likely that Apple may opt for the same manufacturer for new displays.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s long-awaited 4-inch iPhone that is expected to become something like a copy of the iPhone 5s. There are also some articles that deal with the Apple TV, iPad Pro and the Apple Watch.
New Drone Video Shows Progress on Apple’s Campus 2 Construction Site
A new aerial video showing the construction site of Apple’s “spaceship” Campus 2 has been recently shared on YouTube by Duncan Sinfield. This short clip lets us take a look at how much work has been done over the past couple of weeks. You can take a look at the drone footage below.