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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...