Here's the list of Apple iPhones that will receive iOS14 in the autumn:
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2020)
Korean news outlet states that Apple will use 12.9-inch Mini-LED displays from LG for the iPad Pro due later this year. The information comes from "sources within the company (LG Display)". This will be the first time Apple is using Mini-LEDs for its iPad Pro line-up. In general, using Mini-LEDs allows producers to use more LED chips into the same space and increase display resolution. A tablet or a laptop's display...
23 June 2020
The 2021 Apple iPad Pro is expected to have 12.9-inch display with a Mini LED backlight with 10,000 mini LEDs. Hence, the cost of components such as LED chips, PCB backplanes, and driver ICs will take up a large portion of the device's overall manufacturing cost. These component costs, combined with the necessary process technologies involved in manufacturing, such as testing, sorting, and SMT, are projected to...
20 May 2020
The Elec cites unnamed source according to whom, JDI is the sole supplied of LCD panels for the displays on the iPhone SE 2020. Later on, Sharp will join JDI. The report goes on stating that with this "Apple is virtually keeping JDI stay afloat". The Cupertino giant is also said to buy parts from JDI's factory in the Hakusan area, which JDI was forced to sell in order to survive the hard times.
6 May 2020
The latest TrendForce smartphone market report states that smartphone production in the second quarter of 2020 will drop by 16.5% YoY or around 287 million units. This is a historical record in a year-on-year decline for this quarter. Global smartphone production fell by 10% YoY in the previous quarter to around 280 million inits - the lowest in 5 years. Despite these drops with China's economy gradually restarting...
30 April 2020
According to Omdia, the global market for AMOLED smartphone displays is expected to rise by 9% in 2020 from 471 million in 2019 to 513 million units this year, even though smartphone shipments are expected to decline by 13% due to the coronavirus pandemic. This growth is entirely driven by demand for flexible AMOLEDs, whose shipments are expected to increase by 50% in 2020. In contrast, the rigid AMOLED market is...
20 April 2020
Apple will reopen its only store in South Korea this Saturday. The store is located in the southern district of Gangnam in Seoul. "South Korea has shown great progress during the spread of COVID-19 and we are excited to announce the re-opening of Apple Garosugil," the announcement said. South Korea has been quite effective in limiting the number of new COVID-19 cases, which have stayed below 30 a day for the past...
17 April 2020
Yesterday, Apple announced the iPhone SE (2020) and discontinued its older sibling - the iPhone 8 from 2017. The first reading of the specs of the two models unveiled only one main difference - the chipset. The 2020 model has an Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85 with a 2.65 GHz octa-core CPU, while the 2017 model has an Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72 SoC with a 2.1 GHz six-core CPU. However, a day later a few more details are...
16 April 2020
iFixit has made a teardown video of the 2020 Apple iPad Pro 12.9 which unveils that the upgrade over the 2018 Apple iPad Pro 12.9 is minimal. The only noteworthy new element is the LiDAR scanner which is used for depth-sensing. It measures the distance to objects around the device up to five meters away and can be used in AR applications. Earlier, it was speculated that the A12Z is slightly upgraded and renamed A12X...
28 March 2020
Nikkei Asian Review cites sources according to whom Apple considering a delay in the launch of the iPhone 12 series. It should include the brand's first 5G smartphones and some advanced camera tech and features. However, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, fears over sluggish global demand while the crisis is on schedule might lead to the decision to delay the launch of the next-generation iPhones. According to...
25 March 2020
As expected, Apple started releasing the iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 earlier today. The update includes many bug fixes and many new features. For starters, the iCloud Folder Sharing is back. However, it not only allows you to share your iCloud folder from the Files app but also allows you to delegate user rights - some may only view the files, other can add, delete, edit them. You can also select which people you'd...
25 March 2020
Currently, 155 countries worldwide have access to Apple's App Store products and services. Today the company announced that by the end of the year, this number will increase with 20 new countries. To allow your app to appear in these new countries, your membership Account Holder first needs to accept the updated Program License Agreement by signing in to their account on the Apple Developer website. If you have a...
24 March 2020
A Reddit user has received his 2020 iPad Pro 11 and managed to run a couple of benchmark tests - AnTuTu 8 and Geekbench. The results from both tests show a performance that's very similar to the one of the 2018 iPad Pro 11. It seems that the GPU gets most of the boost in performance. This year's A12Z chipset has an 8-core GPU and the 2018 A12X chipset has a 7-core GPU.
24 March 2020
MacRumors cites well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, according to whom, Apple is prepping a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 version for 2020 among others. This device will offer a significant improvement in its rear cameras, including larger sensors. The information is listed in a research note with TF International Securities, in which Kuo predicts that this tech will trickle to 2 or 3 iPhones that will be released next year. One...
23 March 2020
Apple has announced the iPad Pro, which arrives with an 8-core A12Z Bionic chip and runs on iPadOS 13.4. The slate features a LiDAR Scanner that delivers cutting-edge depth-sensing capabilities, opening up more pro workflows and supporting pro photo and video apps. Combined with pro cameras, motion sensors, chipset, audio setup and Liquid Retina display, it is a high-end device for augmented reality (AR). The...
18 March 2020