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16-Inch MacBook Pro Will Reportedly Use Intel's 9th-Gen Processors With Up to 8 Cores

Tuesday August 6, 2019 8:15 am PDT by
Apple's widely rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro will be powered by Intel's 9th-generation Coffee Lake Refresh processors, in line with the 15-inch MacBook Pro released in May, according to IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin. If accurate, this means the 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ will be configurable with up to an 8-core Core i9 processor with a 2.4GHz base clock speed and a max Turbo Boost frequency of...

Sketchy Rumor Suggests Apple to Launch Foldable iPad With 5G Support as Soon as 2020

Friday July 5, 2019 8:16 am PDT by
Apple is working on a new iPad with a foldable display to be launched as soon as 2020, according to a sketchy new rumor by IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin, citing supply chain sources (via Economic Daily News). Many reports have suggested Apple could be interested in foldable devices, but this is one of the first times we've heard of a potential foldable ‌iPad‌. According to Lin, the 2020 ‌iPad‌'s ...

16-Inch MacBook Pro Said to Launch in September With LCD and 3072x1920 Resolution

Sunday June 23, 2019 9:25 pm PDT by
Apple plans to release a 16-inch MacBook Pro in September, according to Jeff Lin, an analyst at research firm IHS Markit. MacRumors concept of 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ display Lin believes the 16-inch display will be an LCD supplied by LG Display, with a resolution of 3,072×1,920 pixels, as outlined in IHS's latest Emerging PC Market Tracker report, published Thursday and obtained by Forbes. I ...

MacBook Air and Possibly 13-Inch MacBook Pro Without Touch Bar Said to Receive Processor Refresh in the Fall

Sunday June 23, 2019 9:24 pm PDT by
Apple plans to refresh its MacBook Air lineup with faster processors in September, according to IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin's latest Emerging PC Market Tracker report, published Thursday and shared by Forbes:Apple is also expected to update the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and Retina ‌MacBook Air‌ with the new MacOS Catalina and new processors in September, according to Lin.Forbes also cites Lin as...

Future iPhones, Apple Watches May Use New Power-Saving Backplane Technology to Extend Battery Life

Friday August 24, 2018 10:12 am PDT by
Apple may adopt a new power-saving backplane technology for iPhone and Apple Watch displays in the long term, which should contribute to longer battery life on those devices, according to research firm IHS Markit. For context, the backplane is responsible for turning individual pixels on and off, meaning that it plays a significant role in determining a display's resolution, refresh rate,...

iPhone Named World's Most Popular Smartphone Last Year

Wednesday March 22, 2017 6:34 am PDT by
iPhone was the world's most popular smartphone last year, in terms of global shipments, according to research firm IHS Markit. iPhone 6s took the top spot as the most-shipped smartphone in the world in 2016, trailed by the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s Plus, based on research from IHS Markit's Smartphone Shipment Database, which tracks quarterly shipment data for more than 350...

5.8-Inch iPhone Expected to Have Flat Display Despite 'Curved' Rumors

Friday March 10, 2017 1:11 pm PST by
Apple is widely expected to launch an iPhone with a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display later this year, made possible by slimmer bezels and no Home button. And while some reports have claimed the screen will be curved like the Galaxy S7 edge, a growing number of sources expect a flat display. "We anticipate Apple will adopt a flat implementation of OLED design on their special iPhone model,...

10.5-Inch iPad Pro Said to Have 2,224×1,668 Display With Same Pixel Density as 9.7-Inch Model

Monday February 27, 2017 7:49 am PST by
Apple's rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro will have a higher resolution of 2,224×1,668 pixels, while maintaining the same pixel density as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro, according to IHS Markit director of tablets and PCs Rhoda Alexander. Specifically, she told Forbes that a 10.5-inch iPad Pro at 2,224×1,668 would have 264 PPI, equal to the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro at 2,048×1,536. The article ...

Apple Said to Shift to Lower Power IGZO Displays for MacBook Pro Later This Year

Friday January 6, 2017 9:04 am PST by
Apple will shift to indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) material for MacBook Pro displays as soon as later this year, according to IHS. The research firm told DigiTimes that Apple may continue to procure MacBook Pro displays based on current amorphous silicon (a-Si) material until the end of the first quarter. The report claims Samsung and Sharp will begin supplying IGZO panels to Apple as soon ...

iPhone 7 Component Costs Estimated to Start at $220

Tuesday September 20, 2016 1:48 pm PDT by
iPhone 7 component costs are estimated to start at $219.80, which is $36.89 higher than iPhone 6s, according to a preliminary teardown [Excel] of a 32GB model by IHS Markit. The display remains the most expensive component, costing an estimated $43, followed by an Intel modem and other baseband chips worth an estimated total of $33.90. Apple's quad-core A10 Fusion chip is the third most...

Apple's 2017 iPhone May Feature Dual-Curve OLED Display

Wednesday June 1, 2016 11:11 am PDT by
Though the 2017 iPhone is more than a year away from launching, we're already hearing non-stop rumors about the device due to the major design changes Apple is expected to introduce. The latest rumor, coming from IHS analyst Kevin Wang, suggests the 2017 iPhone will include a dual-curve OLED display that covers the left and right edges of the device. On Chinese social networking site Weibo...

New 4-Inch iPhone Again Predicted to Launch in 2016

Monday November 16, 2015 5:21 am PST by
IHS Technology research director Kevin Wang, who previously said a new 4-inch iPhone would launch by the end of 2015, has now changed his prediction to mid 2016 on Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo (via GforGames), corroborating information shared by reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Wang did not provide any new details about Apple's oft-rumored 4-inch iPhone, beyond...

Next-Generation iPhone Again Rumored to Have 12-Megapixel Camera

Friday May 15, 2015 7:25 am PDT by
Kevin King, IHS Technology Research Director for China, claimed on Chinese microblogging service Weibo that Apple's next-generation iPhone will feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with smaller pixels (via G4Games), corroborating the same prediction made by well-informed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this week. Apple has used an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera sensor since...