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Apple Reportedly Developing OLED iPad Mini for 2026

Friday May 24, 2024 5:44 am PDT by
Apple has requested OLED display panels designed for future iPad mini models from its suppliers, ZDNET Korea reports. Samsung Display reportedly started developing sample 8-inch OLED panels for a future ‌iPad mini‌ last month, with plans to initiate mass production at its facility in Cheonan in the second half of 2025. The move is also apparently visible in Samsung's own supply chain in...
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iFixit Ends Repair Relationship With Samsung

Thursday May 23, 2024 4:20 pm PDT by
Device repair company iFixit is ending its repair relationship with Samsung, iFixit announced in a blog post today. The partnership is being dissolved after a two-year period because iFixit and Samsung have been unable to negotiate a new deal. iFixit said that it wanted to build a repair-friendly ecosystem for independent businesses and consumers with its Samsung Repair Hub, something that...
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Samsung Trolls iPad 'Crush!' Ad, Says 'We Would Never Crush Creativity'

Thursday May 16, 2024 3:22 am PDT by
Samsung has sought to capitalize on the fallout of Apple's controversial "Crush!" ad for iPad Pro by releasing a Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra ad that includes the tagline "Creativity cannot be crushed." When Apple last week introduced the new M4 iPad Pro models, it showed a video of a hydraulic press crushing creative tools, including musical instruments, electronic equipment, arcade games, paint and ...
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Apple Ring Rumors Gather Pace Ahead of Samsung Galaxy Ring Launch

Wednesday March 13, 2024 7:54 am PDT by
Apple has toyed with the idea of a ring wearable for several years, as indicated by several patents, but with Samsung preparing to bring its own product to market, the time could be ripe for Apple to follow it with a device that embodies CEO Tim Cook's mantra, "be best, not first." Samsung Galaxy Ring The emerging smart ring category is currently led by Oura Ring, first released by Finnish...
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'Apple Ring' Allegedly in Development to Rival Samsung Galaxy Ring

Tuesday February 20, 2024 1:27 am PST by
Apple is speeding up development of a smart ring that can be worn on the finger to track users' health biometrics, claims a new report coming out of Korea. Teaser image of Samsung Galaxy Ring shown at Galaxy Unpacked in January Apple has toyed with the idea of a ring wearable for several years, as indicated by several patents, but with Samsung preparing to bring its own product to market, the ...
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Samsung to Join OLED MacBook Push in 2027

Thursday February 15, 2024 4:05 am PST by
Samsung is preparing to join Apple's OLED display supply chain for future MacBook models, Korea's The Elec reports. Apple's plans to switch the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air from mini-LED and LCD display technology to OLED have been widely rumored for several years. The latest report explains that Samsung is currently assembling an eighth-generation OLED panel production line focused on...
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Samsung Racing to Beat Apple to Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitoring Technology

Tuesday January 23, 2024 5:34 am PST by
Samsung is striving to beat Apple to launch non-invasive blood glucose monitoring technology, as well as continuous blood pressure tracking features, Bloomberg reports. The efforts are part of the company's wider push to offer more health capabilities, embodied by the recent announcement of the Galaxy Ring, which touts activity and sleep tracking, with more health features set to arrive...
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Samsung Launches New Galaxy S24 Smartphone Lineup

Wednesday January 17, 2024 9:00 am PST by
Samsung today announced the launch of the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra, its new flagship smartphones that are designed to compete with the iPhone 15, ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos Artificial intelligence is the focus of Samsung's new S24 devices, with all three offering Galaxy AI. Galaxy AI ...
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CES 2024: Samsung Unveils Refreshed iMac-Style 32-Inch 4K Smart Monitor

Monday January 8, 2024 4:23 am PST by
Samsung at CES has announced its popular Smart Monitor M8 is getting a refresh for 2024, with some extra software features seemingly aimed at deepening the display's support for other devices in the company's ecosystem. The upcoming "M80D" model includes a Multi Control feature that allows images and text to be moved between the display and a Galaxy Book, Tablet, or Phone, while a Galaxy...

Samsung to Unveil New Galaxy S24 Smartphones With Enhanced AI on January 17

Thursday January 4, 2024 8:52 am PST by
Samsung this week announced its 2024 Unpacked event, which is set to be held on January 17 in San Jose, California. Samsung is expected to introduce its S24 line of Galaxy smartphones, which will directly compete with Apple's iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro lineup. Samsung's event announcement teases a "new era of mobile AI," so it's safe to say that Samsung's new smartphones will have enhanced...
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Samsung Display Readies Development Team for Apple Foldable Panels

Monday December 11, 2023 1:30 am PST by
Apple supplier Samsung Display has reorganized its Apple business team to achieve operational efficiency in the development of foldable panels, claims a new report out of Korea. According to The Elec, Samsung wants to strengthen its capabilities in anticipation of Apple's first foldable products by integrating the expertise it has gained making Samsung foldable devices since 2019....

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

Thursday November 16, 2023 9:08 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 2:00 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 4:11 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 8:32 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 11:32 am 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 4:45 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 7:17 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 1:20 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 10:28 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...