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Apple Continuing Work on M2 Chip With Help From Samsung

Thursday April 21, 2022 4:49 am PDT by
Apple is continuing its work on the upcoming "M2" chip with help from Samsung Electro-Mechanics, ET News reports. Samsung Electro-Mechanics supplies the flip chip ball grid array (FC-BGA), a printed circuit board used to connect the semiconductor chip to the main substrate, for the M1 chip. This detail did not emerge until almost a year after the ‌M1‌ chip was introduced, when it was uncovere...
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Apple AR/VR Headset Again Rumored to Feature Micro OLED Displays While Samsung Readies 'Hologram' AR Device Competitor

Thursday February 24, 2022 5:28 am PST by
Apple's mixed-reality headset has again been rumored to feature advanced micro OLED displays, Korea's ET News reports. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo Micro-OLED displays are built directly on to chip wafers rather than a glass substrate, which results in displays that are thinner, smaller, and more power efficient. They allow for pixel sizes in the range of...
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LG Preparing to Supply OLED Panels for iPad by 2024

Monday January 17, 2022 8:04 am PST by
LG Display is preparing to supply Apple with OLED display panels destined for upcoming iPad models, ETNews reports. LG's preparations to supply Apple with OLED displays for the ‌iPad‌ reportedly include the expansion of its plant in Paju, South Korea. The increased production capacity is said to take account of next-generation iPhone and ‌iPad‌ models. The introduction of OLED panels to...
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Korean Companies Battling to Enter Apple Car Supply Chain

Wednesday January 12, 2022 5:04 am PST by
Apple is in the process of selecting suppliers for its long-rumored electric vehicle, according to a report from Korea's ETNews. The report claims that Apple representatives visited South Korea in December last year to meet with local suppliers, following a preliminary visit in the summer of 2021. In particular, Apple is said to be looking for a number of vehicle electronic parts...
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Apple Watch Series 7 Rumored to Feature Blood Glucose Monitoring

Monday January 25, 2021 4:05 am PST by
The Apple Watch Series 7 will reportedly feature blood glucose monitoring via an optical sensor, according to ETNews. The report, which mainly focuses on the blood glucose capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, explains that Apple is intending to bring blood glucose monitoring to the upcoming ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ using a non-invasive optical sensor. Measuring blood glucose...
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Sensor-Shift Camera Stabilization Rumored to Expand to Entire iPhone 13 Lineup

Wednesday January 20, 2021 6:46 am PST by
The entire iPhone 13 lineup will feature sensor-shift optical image stabilization, compared to only the iPhone 12 Pro Max among current models, according to a brief story preview shared today by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes. "Apple's next-generation iPhones slated for launch in the second half of 2021 will all come with sensor-shift stabilization technology, according to industry...
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Apple Moving Forward With Plans for 'Folded' Periscope Cameras to Significantly Increase iPhone's Optical Zoom

Monday November 30, 2020 7:01 am PST by
Apple is advancing its plans to significantly enhance the iPhone's optical zoom range using periscope lens technology, according to ETNews. Citing industry sources familiar with the development of ‌iPhone‌ cameras, ETNews says Apple is currently seeking an appropriate "folded" periscope camera solution for the ‌iPhone‌ and has already initiated discussions with suppliers. Apple has filed pa...
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Apple Expected to Release 5.4-Inch and 6.7-Inch iPhones With Thinner Displays in 2020

Wednesday November 27, 2019 5:01 am PST by
Apple plans to release 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch iPhones with thinner OLED displays in 2020, according to Korea's ETNews. The report claims the so-called iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max models will adopt a Samsung technology called Y-OCTA that allows touchscreen circuitry to be directly patterned on the OLED panel without the need for a separate layer, resulting in a thinner display and lower...
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Next iPhone X Lineup Said to Feature Smaller Notches, 2019 Models May Ditch Notch Entirely

Wednesday March 7, 2018 4:16 am PST by
The next-generation iPhone X will feature a smaller notch for the TrueDepth camera system, while future models released in 2019 or later will have no notch whatsoever, according to Korea's ET News. The report reiterates Apple's widely rumored plans to release three new iPhone models this year, including a second-generation 5.8-inch iPhone X, a larger 6.5-inch version dubbed iPhone X Plus,...
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Samsung's Galaxy S9 Expected to Copy iPhone X's Animoji Feature

Tuesday February 13, 2018 5:35 am PST by
Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will reportedly copy one of the iPhone X's most popular new features: Animoji. Korean website ETNews claims the flagship smartphones will have a new 3D emoji function that is "more advanced" than Animoji. Like on the iPhone X, users will be able to choose from various 3D characters, including animals, that mimic facial movements as tracked by...
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2019 iPhones Could Have Smaller Notch as Apple 'Looking Into' Combining Face ID and Front Camera

Tuesday January 16, 2018 6:39 am PST by
A new report from South Korea's ETNews insinuates that iPhones may have a smaller notch in 2019 or beyond. The report, citing industry sources, claims Apple is "looking into" combining the front-facing camera and Face ID on next year's iPhones, a move that could certainly reduce the size of the TrueDepth sensor housing.According to industries, it is heard that Apple is planning to...
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Samsung Begins Running OLED Production Lines for iPhone 8 at Full Capacity

Friday August 4, 2017 8:51 am PDT by
As we enter the season of iPhone production ramp-up stories, news out of Apple's supply chain today reports that Samsung Display is gearing up to operate seven of its next-generation OLED lines at full capacity in August, all of which are dedicated to Apple and the iPhone 8. According to ETNews, the OLED ramp-up follows a series of inspections that Samsung made on each of the seven lines over...
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Samsung Planning to Build World's Largest OLED Display Factory

Friday June 30, 2017 4:46 am PDT by
Samsung Display is planning to construct the world's biggest OLED display manufacturing plant, with more than 30 percent higher production capacity than the company's current biggest factory, according to Korean website ETNews. "iPhone 8" mockup designed by Benjamin Geskin for iDrop News The report, citing unnamed industry sources, suggests the tentatively named A5 factory could begin mass...
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Apple's iPhone 8 Said to Feature 'Water Drop Design' in Homage to Original iPhone

Monday March 20, 2017 10:42 am PDT by
Apple's upcoming 2017 iPhone will feature a design that's similar to the original iPhone, according to industry analysts who spoke to Korean site ETNews [Google Translate]. The site says the iPhone will use a "water drop design" that's an homage to the original iPhone, with a rear curve that is both gentler and rounder than existing metal case edges. Apple is said to be using a...
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Future MacBooks Said to Adopt Brighter OLED Displays That Consume Less Battery Life

Tuesday November 1, 2016 6:08 am PDT by
Apple is looking to use OLED displays rather than current LCD technology for its future MacBook series, according to Korean website ETNews. The report, citing unnamed sources, said Apple is currently looking into ways of using OLED displays for MacBooks and testing their performance. It does not provide a timeline as to when Apple might release its first OLED-based MacBook. The switch to...
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Apple Partners With South Korean Company to Develop Hollow Batteries for 'Project Titan' Car Project

Tuesday August 9, 2016 8:45 am PDT by
Last year, it was reported that Apple has poached Samsung engineers to develop battery technologies for its widely rumored electric vehicle, and now another unnamed South Korean company may be involved with the project. Korean site ETNews now reports that a small Korean battery company, which comprises 20 or so employees described as "expert technologists in batteries," has been tapped to...
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iPhone 7 May Use New Packaging Technology for Antenna Switching Module to Save Space

Thursday March 31, 2016 12:02 pm PDT by
Rumors have suggested the iPhone 7 will be thinner and lighter than the iPhone 6s, and a new report from Korean site ETNews shares some technical details on the methods Apple may use to save space internally and shave off precious fractions of a millimeter from the device's size. Apple is said to be planning to use a new fan-out packaging technology for the antenna switching module and radio...
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Apple is 'Close' to OLED Screen Deal With LG and Samsung for Future iPhones

Tuesday December 29, 2015 6:13 pm PST by
Apple is close to signing a final agreement with LG Display and Samsung to provide OLED screens for next-generation iPhones, according to a new report from ET News [Google Translate] (via Reuters). The OLED panels are rumored to be included with iPhones starting in 2018. The two Korean companies plan to spend around $12.8 billion (15 trillion won) combined to build up OLED production...
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Next iPad Air May Include Upgraded A8 Processor, 8 Megapixel Camera

Wednesday June 11, 2014 10:06 am PDT by
Displays for Apple's next-generation iPad Air are set to begin production this month, reports Korean site ETNews [Google Translation] (via AmongTech), with other major parts such as the camera module also set to enter production soon. Apple's second iPad Air is expected to continue to feature the same featherweight design introduced with the first iPad Air, using the same 9.7-inch Retina LCD...
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New Report Summarizes Display Rumors for Future Apple Devices

Thursday October 3, 2013 11:42 am PDT by
Apple is shaking up the display market with a multitude of upcoming product debuts and enhancements, according to Korean site ET News. The site summarizes several known product rumors that will impact display manufacturers, including larger iPhone and iPads, an OLED iWatch, and IGZO displays for its MacBook lineup. Multiple reports have suggested that Apple is working on both a larger iPhone...