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Samsung's Galaxy S9 Expected to Copy iPhone X's Animoji Feature

Tuesday February 13, 2018 6:35 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 7:39 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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Apple May Launch Galaxy Note 8-Sized iPhone With 6.4-Inch OLED Display Next Year

Thursday August 31, 2017 6:45 am PDT by
While a few weeks remain until Apple is expected to unveil the so-called iPhone 8, widely rumored to be its first smartphone with an OLED display, the rumor mill has already turned its attention to next year. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 next to iPhone mockup by Benjamin Geskin South Korea's ETNews, citing unnamed industry sources, claims Apple is working with Samsung Display and its other...
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Samsung Begins Running OLED Production Lines for iPhone 8 at Full Capacity

Friday August 4, 2017 9:51 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 5:46 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 11:42 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 7:08 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 9:45 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 1:02 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 7:13 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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Samsung Starts Manufacturing Apple's A9 Chip for 2015 iOS Devices

Friday December 12, 2014 7:08 am PST by
Manufacturing of Apple's A9 processor is reportedly underway in Samsung's Austin, Texas plant, according to Korea's ET News (via The Verge). Samsung is believed to be handling the bulk of the orders for the A9 using its 14-nanometer chip process, with rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) contributing a supplementary supply. Samsung and TSMC have been competing for Apple's ...
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Next iPad Air May Include Upgraded A8 Processor, 8 Megapixel Camera

Wednesday June 11, 2014 11:06 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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Low Retina iPad Mini Production Reportedly Due to Burn-In Issue on Sharp's Display Panels

Friday November 8, 2013 6:33 am PST by
Last week, a report from Japanese business newspaper Nikkei shed light on the production issues surrounding the forthcoming Retina iPad mini, stating that Apple is now turning to rival Samsung as suppliers Sharp and LG Display have failed to produce an ample supply of displays for the new tablet. Now, a report from Korean website ETNews (via Unwired View) has elaborated on the matter, with...
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New Report Summarizes Display Rumors for Future Apple Devices

Thursday October 3, 2013 12:42 pm 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...
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Apple to Discontinue iPhone 5 Alongside Launch of 5S and Plastic Models?

Wednesday July 24, 2013 1:42 pm PDT by
Korean site ETNews.com is reporting [Google translation] that Apple will be discontinuing production of the iPhone 5 in the fall, instead putting all of its efforts towards the iPhone 5S and the rumored entry-level plastic iPhone. Apple has been presumed to be discontinuing the iPhone 4 and 4S in order to make way for an all-Lightning iPhone lineup, allowing Apple to standardize around its...
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Apple to Dump AU Optronics as Display Supplier for Next-Generation iPad Mini?

Tuesday July 23, 2013 9:00 am PDT by
ETNews.com reports that Apple is discontinuing its relationship with AU Optronics to supply display panels for the iPad mini as production on displays for the second-generation models is expected to ramp up in the coming months. According to the report, LG Display is already onboard and Sharp is in solid position given its technological advantage in energy efficiency, while other display...
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Sketchy Rumor Claims Apple Launching 12.9-Inch 'iPad Maxi' in Early 2014 to Target Ultrabooks

Tuesday May 28, 2013 7:17 am PDT by
Korean site ETNews.com reports [Google translation, via Unwired View] that Apple is working on a new, larger iPad with a display measuring 12.9 inches diagonally, compared to the 9.7-inch display on the current full-size iPad. The larger iPad, which the site apparently in all seriousness says would be called "iPad Maxi", would launch in the first half of 2014 and be intended to target the...
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AuthenTec Said to Cut Off Non-Apple Fingerprint Sensor Customers in 2013

Monday September 24, 2012 1:27 pm PDT by
According to Korea's etnews.com [Google translation], fingerprint sensor firm AuthenTec has notified a number of its customers, including Samsung, HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Fujitsu, that it will cease offering its technology to those companies as of next year. Apple agreed to acquire AuthenTec in July, and AuthenTec's board is expected to approve the acquisition next month. AuthenTec's current...
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Liquidmetal-Based iPhone 5 to Launch at WWDC in June?

Wednesday April 18, 2012 8:39 am PDT by
Korean site ETNews.com claims that Apple is planning to use new "liquid metal" alloys in the iPhone 5 to yield a thinner and lighter device that is resistant to impact damage. Apple acquired the rights to Liquidmetal Technologies' "amorphous metal alloys" in August 2010 and soon after was spotted hiring engineers to work on the materials, but little concrete news on Liquidmetal's contributions...
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Sharp Out as iPad 3 Display Supplier?

Thursday January 12, 2012 7:22 am PST by
Even as some sources are claiming that iPad 3 production is underway with Sharp providing the displays for the device, Korea's Electronic Times reports (via Patently Apple) that Sharp has failed to meet Apple's requirements and is out as a display supplier. According to the report, Samsung and LG will be providing the displays for the iPad 3.An industry source said on January 9, “LCD...