macotakara.jp

By MacRumors Staff
Mac Otakara is a Japan-based site with connections to the Asian supply chain and Asian accessory manufacturers. The site often shares information obtained from original sources alongside information gleaned from other Chinese and Japanese rumor sites.

When it comes to its original content, Mac Otakara is largely accurate, making it a widely trusted source for Apple product rumors. That said, Mac Otakara does not have a perfect record and does share inaccurate info on occasion. Rumors coming from Mac Otakara generally provide a solid look at what we can expect from future Apple products, but it's best not to take the details as fact until backed up by other sources.

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AirTags Said to Be 'Completely Waterproof' and Use Magnetic Charging Like Apple Watch

Monday February 24, 2020 5:37 am PST by Eric Slivka
In a report touching on several topics today, Japanese site Mac Otakara claims that Apple's Tile-like "AirTags" item trackers will be "completely waterproof" and use similar magnetic wireless charging to that seen on the Apple Watch. AirTag image found in iOS 13 build Evidence of ‌AirTags‌ has been found in builds of ‌iOS 13‌ since last summer, and it appears the small item trackers will show ...

2020 iPhones May Support New Short Range Wi-Fi Standard

Monday February 24, 2020 4:17 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple's next iPhone series may support a new Wi-Fi standard known as IEEE 802.11ay, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. 802.11ay is the follow-up of IEEE 802.11ad, quadrupling the bandwidth and adding up to 4 streams of multiple transmission/reception. The new Wi-Fi spec, which uses the 60GHz spectrum, is still in the draft phase but is expected to be finalized by the end of 2020....

Rumored 6.7-Inch iPhone Said to Be Thinner, Have Larger Rear Camera Sensors, and More

Monday January 20, 2020 3:00 pm PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple is widely rumored to release four new iPhones in the fall, including one 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch model, and Japanese blog Mac Otakara has offered a few details surrounding these devices. The information is said to come from sources within Apple's supply chain in China. The translated report is quite difficult to decipher, but here are some details that are ...

iPhone SE 2 Might Actually Be Called the iPhone 9

Friday December 6, 2019 7:36 am PST by Joe Rossignol
The widely rumored "iPhone SE 2" might actually be named the iPhone 9, according to an "informed source" cited by Japanese blog Mac Otakara. The report reiterates that the device will have a similar form factor as the iPhone 8, including a 4.7-inch display with bezels and a Touch ID home button, but with a faster A13 Bionic chip. 3GB of RAM is also expected. Like the original iPhone SE, the...

Triple-Lens Rear Cameras Rumored for Next iPad Pro Range, Dual-Lens for New Entry-Level iPad

Monday August 12, 2019 2:26 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple's next-generation iPad could gain a dual-lens rear camera while the next iPad Pro range could get a triple-lens array, according to a rumor out of China. Japanese blog Mac Otakara cited a Chinese supply source over the weekend claiming the fourth-generation 11-inch and 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ devices will get the same multi-sensor array widely rumored to be coming to Apple's next iPhone...

Next iPhone Could Bring Dual Bluetooth Audio Connection Support

Monday May 27, 2019 1:17 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple's next iPhone could allow users to connect two pairs of Bluetooth headphones at the same time, claims a report this morning from Japanese tech blog Mac Otakara. Citing an Asian supply chain source, the blog says the function will be similar to Samsung's Dual Audio Feature, which lets users play music or other audio from their Galaxy phone or tablet to two connected bluetooth devices. ...

iPhone XR Successor Could Replace Coral and Blue Options With Green and Lavender

Friday May 10, 2019 8:30 pm PDT by Eric Slivka
Apple's colorful iPhone XR lineup comes in a total of six colors, offering plenty of options for users to choose one that best suits their preferences. This year's successor to the ‌iPhone XR‌ will similarly be available in six colors, but Mac Otakara says Apple will be tweaking a couple of the options. Mac Otakara's examples of expected 2019 ‌iPhone XR‌ colors According to the report, the...

2019 iPhones 'Likely' to Have Faster 18W Charger and Lightning to USB-C Cable in Box

Monday April 29, 2019 7:29 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple is widely expected to release three new iPhone models later this year, and each device will "likely" include a faster 18W USB-C power adapter and a Lightning to USB-C cable in the box, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. 18W USB-C power adapter bundled with 2018 iPad Pro, also sold separately This rumor is a big "finally" if true. Despite adding fast charging support to the iPhone 8 ...

2019 iPhone Lineup Rumored to Include Two New OLED Models With Triple Lens Cameras

Monday April 8, 2019 4:02 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
In a fresh twist on recent iPhone rumors, Japanese tech blog Mac Otakara today reported that Apple plans to launch two entirely new 2019 ‌iPhone‌ models with triple-lens cameras, which would debut alongside internally updated versions of the current iPhone XR/XS/XS Max lineup. Citing reliable sources in the Chinese supply chain, the report claims that the two new ‌iPhone‌ models would come...

2019 iPhones May Include 18W Fast Charger and USB-C to Lightning Cable

Friday March 22, 2019 7:01 pm PDT by MacRumors Staff
Japanese blog Mac Otakara posted a new report tonight which indicates that Apple will maintain the Lightning connector on the 2019 iPhones but may finally be including an 18W Fast Charger and USB-C to Lightning cable. In addition, the next iPhone seems to continue to adopt the Lightning connector, but the charging cable has been changed to the USB-C to Lightning cable, and it seems that the...

2019 iPhones Said to Keep Lightning Connector With Same Old 5W Charger and EarPods in Box

Monday February 11, 2019 4:34 am PST by Joe Rossignol
While it was recently reported that Apple has at least considered switching to USB-C on the iPhone, Japanese blog Mac Otakara believes that 2019 models will stick with the Lightning connector as a cost-saving measure. Based on its conversations with various accessory manufacturers, the blog also predicts that 2019 iPhones will continue to be bundled with the same old 5W power adapter,...

New iPads Expected in First Half of 2019, Including iPad Mini 5 With Similar Design as iPad Mini 4

Monday February 11, 2019 3:57 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple is set to launch new iPad models in the first half of 2019, according to Taiwanese supply chain website DigiTimes. One of those new models is expected to be the so-called iPad mini 5, but anyone hoping for a major redesign should lower their expectations, as Japanese blog Mac Otakara reports that the tablet will have a similar design as the ‌iPad‌ mini 4. The information comes from the ...

iPhone X Cases May Have Slightly Imperfect Fit on iPhone XS Due to New Camera Bump Dimensions

Wednesday September 19, 2018 7:47 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
While the iPhone X and iPhone XS have identical overall dimensions, a new report suggests that iPhone X cases may have a slightly imperfect fit on the iPhone XS due to very slight changes to the camera bump dimensions. iPhone X in Apple's new iPhone XS Leather Case No, the camera bump is not any thicker, as Daring Fireball's John Gruber confirmed in his iPhones XS review on Wednesday....

Alleged China Mobile Leak Names 'iPhone XC' and 'iPhone XS Plus' in Apple's 2018 iPhone Lineup

Sunday September 9, 2018 8:01 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
A photo of an alleged slide from an internal Chinese mobile carrier presentation appeared on Weibo today that potentially reveals the naming convention for Apple's imminent iPhone lineup as well as possible pricing details. Alleged slide from China Mobile internal company meeting First spotted by Japanese tech blog MacOtakara, the China Mobile slide refers to the larger 6.5-inch OLED iPhone...

iPhone SE 2 Rumors Remain Conflicted Over Design and Release Date

Monday May 14, 2018 9:49 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
iPhone SE 2 rumors are running rampant, but there is little consensus about what to expect should the device be real. The latest word comes from Japanese blog Mac Otakara, citing Chinese accessory makers who claim production has yet to begin for the second-generation iPhone SE. In fact, Apple is apparently still considering a final design for the device among the several different prototypes ...

New iPhone SE Could Launch in May With Touch ID and A10 Fusion, Without 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Friday April 20, 2018 7:01 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple will release an updated iPhone SE in May, according to case makers who spoke with Japanese website Mac Otakara at the Global Sources Mobile Electronics trade show in Hong Kong this week. The case makers said the second-generation model will retain the same physical size as the current iPhone SE, and Touch ID is expected to remain, suggesting the device will continue to have a four-inch ...

iBooks App Expected to Feature 'Today' Section on iOS 12

Thursday March 22, 2018 6:34 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple's revamped iBooks app on iOS 12 will likely feature a "Today" tab that promotes books, authors, and related content on a daily basis. That's according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara, which reports that Apple appears to be headhunting employees from publications to build out an editorial team that would curate the content to appear in the Today tab of iBooks. Apple has posted a series of i...

Video Depicts Likely Fake iPhone X-Style 'iPhone SE 2'

Thursday March 15, 2018 12:10 pm PDT by Juli Clover
A video featuring a device that appears to be a cross between an iPhone SE and an iPhone X surfaced on Weibo this morning and was shared by Japanese site Macotakara. The smartphone in the video, which has a notch at the front, an edge-to-edge display, and a vertical rear camera in a body that's similar to the current iPhone SE, is very likely an Android clone device. Fake devices like these...

iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Reportedly Half the Speed of Current Standard

Monday August 28, 2017 6:21 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
A recent report by Mac Otakara [Google Translate] has delved into a few of the specifications that could be coming to the inductive-style wireless charging feature of the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus. According to the site, citing a source well versed in the Wireless Power Consortium, Apple's devices will only support half of the power profile currently standard in Qi version 1.2,...

'iPhone Edition' Said to Have Polished Stainless Steel Frame Similar to Apple Watch, Vertical Camera for VR

Monday April 17, 2017 1:19 pm PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple's widely rumored iPhone with an OLED display will feature a polished stainless steel enclosure sandwiched between front and back glass, says Japanese blog Mac Otakara. That's the same iPhone 4-like design that reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has expected since last year. "iPhone Edition" render by Japanese blog Mac Otakara The blog claims the so-called "iPhone...