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Apple to Adopt RCS Messaging Standard for Better Interoperability With Android Devices

Thursday November 16, 2023 10:08 am PST by
After years of persuading from Google, Apple plans to adopt the Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard. An Apple spokesperson told TechRadar and 9to5Mac that support for ‌RCS‌ will be coming next year. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Later next year, we will be adding support for RCS Universal Profile, the standard as currently published by the GSM Association. ...
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Samsung Announces 8TB T5 EVO Portable SSD

Tuesday November 14, 2023 3:00 pm PST by
Samsung today announced the launch of its latest portable SSD, the T5 EVO with up to 8TB of storage space available. 8TB is the largest capacity size offered by portable SSDs on the market. The T5 Evo supports USB 3.2 Gen 1 speeds for transferring data at up to 460MB/s. That's much faster than standard hard drives, but slower than NVME SSDs like Samsung's T7 and T9 series. Samsung...
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Samsung to Follow iPhone 15 Pro and Use Titanium for Galaxy S24 Ultra

Friday November 3, 2023 5:11 am PDT by
Apple's embrace of titanium for its latest iPhone 15 Pro chassis appears to have impressed Samsung enough that the Korean rival plans to adopt the material for the next version of its flagship smartphone. Samsung S24 Ultra concept render by Technizo Concept The Galaxy S24 Ultra will be the first Samsung phone to use titanium and the company intends to expand the application depending on...
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iPad Mini 7 Rumored to Feature These Four Upgrades

Monday October 16, 2023 9:32 am PDT by
The seventh-generation iPad mini will feature four main upgrades and changes, according to a Weibo leaker with an early track record for disclosing accurate information about Apple's plans. The account, known as "Instant Digital," claims that the seventh-generation ‌iPad mini‌ will feature four key differences, with no other other notable improvements other than the following changes. A16 ...

'Green Bubbles and Blue Bubbles Want to Be Together' Says Samsung Ad Pushing Apple to Adopt RCS

Monday October 9, 2023 12:32 pm PDT by
Samsung today joined Google in attempting to convince Apple to adopt the Rich Communication Services or RCS messaging standard that Google has been pushing. In a short ad that's a riff on Romeo and Juliet, Samsung features two smartphone interfaces texting each other. "Juliet" is the iPhone in the metaphor and her parents (aka Apple) won't allow for the adoption of ‌RCS‌. "What did green...
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Samsung Fulfilling Nearly All of Apple's iPhone 15 OLED Display Orders

Tuesday September 12, 2023 5:45 am PDT by
Samsung appears to have secured a monopoly in the supply of iPhone 15 displays this year, after Chinese-based BOE once again failed to get formal approval from Apple to mass produce the required OLED panels. BOE, which was supposed to be supplying OLED displays for the standard ‌iPhone 15‌ and larger ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus, was awaiting conditional approval from Apple in March, but it was delayed...
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Samsung's ViewFinity S9 5K Display Launches in the U.S.

Monday August 28, 2023 8:17 am PDT by
After briefly going up for pre-order on Amazon last week, Samsung's new ViewFinity S9 5K Display is now officially available to order from Samsung and Amazon in the United States. The Samsung ViewFinity S9 is one of the few 27-inch 5K displays on the market, going head-to-head with the Apple Studio Display in offering ideal pixel density for full Retina quality. The ViewFinity S9 is...
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Samsung's 'Try Galaxy' Feature Uses Two iPhones to Demo Z Fold5 Experience

Monday August 21, 2023 2:20 pm PDT by
Samsung today announced the launch of an updated "Try Galaxy" website that's designed to allow iPhone users to experience what it's like having a foldable smartphone. Try Galaxy uses two iPhones to "showcase the benefits" of the Galaxy Z Fold5's large display. For those unfamiliar with the device, the latest Samsung Galaxy Fold has a 6.2-inch Cover Screen that opens out like a book into a...
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Samsung's ViewFinity S9 5K Display Launching August 28, Pre-Orders Available Now

Monday August 21, 2023 11:28 am PDT by
Update: The Amazon listing has been pulled for now, but we're still expecting a launch next week. Back at CES in January, Samsung unveiled its upcoming ViewFinity S9 display, one of the closest competitors to Apple's Studio Display, and last month Samsung revealed that it would finally be launching in the U.S. in August. It now appears we have a specific date for the launch, as Amazon...
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Samsung's New Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra vs. iPad Pro

Friday August 11, 2023 2:42 pm PDT by
Samsung in July introduced its latest tablet offering, the 14.6-inch Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. This is Samsung's best and biggest tablet to date, so we thought we'd see how it compares to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos At 14.6 inches, The Tab S9 Ultra is notably bigger than the ‌iPad Pro‌, and it has an impressive OLED display with deep blacks...
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Samsung Begins Mass Producing OLED Displays for iPhone 15

Tuesday August 1, 2023 3:58 am PDT by
Apple's main OLED supplier Samsung has received mass production approval for the displays for all four models in Apple's iPhone 15 series, which are expected to be released in September. Korean-language based The Elec reports that Samsung Display was granted approval on August 1, ahead of rivals LG Display and BOE. LG Display, which is supplying OLED panels for both iPhone 15 Pro models, has ...
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Samsung Debuts New Fifth-Generation Foldable Galaxy Z Smartphones

Wednesday July 26, 2023 5:01 am PDT by
Samsung today announced the launch of its fifth-generation foldable smartphones, introducing the Galaxy Z Flip5 and the Galaxy Z Fold5. Samsung has been producing foldable smartphones since 2019, and the latest models have a range of new features that improve upon the foldable design. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Galaxy Z Flip5, priced starting at $1,000, is ...
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Apple Reportedly Asks Suppliers for 'Bezelless' OLED iPhone Displays

Monday July 24, 2023 6:29 am PDT by
Apple has asked its suppliers to develop "bezelless" OLED display panels for future iPhone models, The Elec reports. iPhone 15 Pro Max dummy model with thinner bezels compared to an iPhone 14 Pro Max, via Unbox Therapy. Apple apparently asked Samsung and LG Display to develop the new OLED display panels, intending to implement them while maintaining the ‌iPhone‌'s current design, in contrast...
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Samsung Debuts New $1,599 ViewFinity S9 5K Display to Compete with Apple's Studio Display

Monday July 17, 2023 2:00 am PDT by
Samsung today announced the upcoming U.S. launch of its ViewFinity S9 display, which is designed to compete with the Studio Display from Apple. The ViewFinity S9 previously launched in South Korea in June, but next month it will be expanding to the United States. The 27-inch ViewFinity S9 features a 5K display with a resolution of 5120 x 2800 and 218 pixels per inch. It offers 600 nits...
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Samsung's Studio Display Rival Launching in South Korea Next Week for Equivalent of $1,300

Monday June 26, 2023 3:17 pm PDT by
Samsung today announced that its ViewFinity S9 external monitor is now available to pre-order in South Korea, and will launch in the country on July 3. The monitor is priced at 1.7 million won, which is equivalent to approximately $1,300 USD. Samsung has yet to reveal pricing or availability details for the U.S. market. Unveiled at CES 2023 in January, the ViewFinity S9 has similar specs as...
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Samsung Announces Updated iMac-Style Smart Monitor M8 With HDR10+, Portrait Orientation, and New 27-Inch Model

Wednesday May 24, 2023 3:09 am PDT by
Samsung has announced its popular Smart Monitor M8 is getting an update for 2023, with a new 27-inch size joining the previous 32-inch option, and both 4K screens gaining HDR10+ support, a new portrait orientation, and more. Priced at $700 (32 inches) and $650 (27 inches), the M8 models house a 4K UHD flat LCD panel providing 400 nits of brightness, a 60Hz refresh rate (non variable), 99%...
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Samsung Unveils World's First OLED Display With Built-In Fingerprint and Blood Pressure Sensing

Tuesday May 23, 2023 5:52 am PDT by
Samsung Display has unveiled a new generation of OLED panel that it says can recognize fingerprints anywhere on the screen and even check the user's heart rate, blood pressure, and stress levels using multiple simultaneous finger readings. Samsung's 'Sensor OLED Display' at SID Display Week 2023 Usually, fingerprint sensors in smartphones are attached under the display panel as a separate...
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Microsoft Planning Privacy-Focused Version of ChatGPT as Apple AI Efforts Flounder

Tuesday May 2, 2023 8:11 am PDT by
Microsoft is planning to launch a privacy-focused version of ChatGPT amid Apple's apparent lack of grip on emerging AI technologies, The Information reports. Microsoft's Azure cloud server unit plans to offer a version of ChatGPT that runs on dedicated cloud servers where the data is kept separate from that of other customers later this quarter. Data on this isolated server will not...
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14- and 16-Inch MacBook Pros Reportedly Not Getting OLED Displays Until 2026

Tuesday April 4, 2023 8:00 am PDT by
Apple's 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will not offer OLED display technology until 2026, display analyst Ross Young today reaffirmed. In a tweet, Young shared a new Reuters report detailing Samsung Display's $3.1 billion investment in OLED production in Asan, South Korea and said that the facilities will be used to make OLED displays for 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models from 2026....
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OLED MacBook Air Reportedly Now in Development as Apple Plans to Bring New Display Technology to Multiple Product Lines

Thursday March 30, 2023 5:18 am PDT by
Samsung Display is developing a 13.3-inch OLED panel for a future MacBook Air model amid plans to switch several of Apple's product lines to the display technology, The Elec reports. LG Display is apparently developing OLED displays for both of the next-generation iPad Pro models in 11- and 13-inch sizes, and lacks sufficient production capacity for the ‌MacBook Air‌, leading Apple to choose ...