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Sketchy Rumor Claims Apple Plans to Announce High-End Gaming MacBook or iMac at WWDC 2020

Monday December 30, 2019 6:35 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple plans to announce a high-end gaming computer at its annual WWDC developers conference in 2020, according to a questionable and as-of-yet unsubstantiated report from Taiwan's Economic Daily News. Details are slim, but the report claims that the computer may be a large-screen laptop or all-in-one desktop with a price tag of up to $5,000, suggesting that it could be either a MacBook Pro...

Supply Chain Reports Back Rumors of MacBook Pro and iPad Pro With Mini-LED Displays in 2020

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:29 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Yesterday, in a research note shared with MacRumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple is planning four to six products with mini-LED displays over the next two to three years, including a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with an A14X chip in the third quarter of 2020 and a refreshed 16-inch MacBook Pro in the fourth quarter of 2020. Kuo said LG Display and Taiwanese manufacturer GIS will be the most...

2020 iPhone Rumored to Have Under-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner Supplied by Qualcomm

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:58 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple has arranged for a representative to meet with Taiwanese touchscreen-related manufacturer GIS next week to discuss development of an iPhone with an under-display fingerprint scanner for release as early as next year, according to a pair of reports from the Economic Daily News. The reports claim that Apple plans to use Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology in at least one...

AirPods Pro to Feature New Colors, Including Black and Midnight Green, According to Chinese Report

Saturday October 26, 2019 11:49 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
"AirPods Pro" will come in as many as eight colors, including White, Black, and a new Midnight Green finish to match iPhone 11 Pro models, according to a Chinese-language report from the Economic Daily News. AirPods Pro concept via EverythingApplePro Google's machine translation of the report is not easy to decipher, so the source of the information is unclear. Eight colors would certainly be ...

Supply Chain Expects New 16-Inch MacBook Pro, 13-Inch MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air to Launch in October

Tuesday July 23, 2019 8:22 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple plans to release an all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro in October, according to supply chain sources cited by Taiwan's Economic Daily News. The report claims the 16-inch display will be a LCD with a 3,072×1,920 resolution, supplied by LG, matching information shared by IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin last month. The notebook is expected to be mass produced by Foxconn and Quanta, two of Apple's...

Rumors Persist About Triple-Lens Rear Camera System With Advanced 3D Sensing on 2019 iPhones

Thursday July 5, 2018 7:58 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
While we're still two months away from Apple's widely rumored trio of 2018 iPhones, the rumor mill is already looking ahead to next year. iPhone with triple-lens rear camera mockup via iDrop News Much of the early discussion has centered upon the rear-facing camera on 2019 iPhones, with multiple reports claiming it will be a triple-lens array with advanced 3D sensing for augmented reality...

Triple-Lens Camera on 2019 iPhones Said to Enable 3D Sensing and Enhanced Zoom

Monday May 28, 2018 10:39 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple will launch at least one new iPhone model with a triple-lens rear camera in 2019, according to Taiwanese website Economic Daily News, citing a research note from Deutsche Securities analyst Jialin Lu. A triple-lens iPhone X mockup by Martin Hajek via iDrop News Lu believes the triple-lens camera system will enable advanced 3D sensing via stereoscopic vision, with two of the sensors able ...

iPhone With Triple-Lens Rear Camera Predicted to Launch Next Year

Monday April 9, 2018 10:23 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
At least one new iPhone with a triple-lens rear camera led by a 12-megapixel lens may be introduced in 2019, according to Taiwan's Economic Daily News. A very rough mockup of an iPhone X with a triple-lens rear camera The report predicts the camera would have a 6P lens design with 5x zoom, but it doesn't specify whether that pertains to optical, digital, or hybrid zoom. The single-lens iPhone ...

Chinese Report Expects 11-Inch iPad Pro at WWDC, No New iPhones Until Second Half of 2018

Tuesday March 13, 2018 5:43 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple is planning to release a new iPad Pro with a display that measures about 11 inches, according to Taiwan's Economic Daily News. iPad Pro with slimmer bezels rendered by Benjamin Geskin We've already heard rumors about a 10.5-inch iPad Pro with slimmer bezels and no home button, so Apple could include a slightly larger 11-inch display without increasing the physical size of the tablet...

Chinese Report Says $150-$200 HomePod and $799-$899 MacBook Air to Launch This Year

Wednesday March 7, 2018 7:00 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple will launch lower-priced versions of four products this year, including an iPad, iPhone, MacBook Air, and HomePod, according to a translated report from Taiwan's Economic Daily News via Japanese blog Mac Otakara. We've already heard rumors about more affordable iPad, iPhone, and MacBook Air models, but this is the first word of a supposedly lower-priced HomePod being on Apple's...

iPhone SE 2 Again Rumored to Launch in First Half of 2018

Wednesday November 22, 2017 4:48 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple will release a second-generation iPhone SE in the first half of 2018, according to Taiwan's Economic Daily News. The report claims the tentatively named iPhone SE 2 will be assembled exclusively by Taiwanese manufacturer Wistron at its factory in Bengaluru, India, where some assembly of the current iPhone SE occurs. The rumored release date window lines up with an earlier report...

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Production Will Reportedly Drop Nearly 50% When iPhone X Launches

Thursday October 19, 2017 5:37 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple has reportedly asked its suppliers to reduce iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus production by nearly 50 percent in November and December, according to Reuters, which cited Taiwan's Economic Daily News. The report quotes an unnamed source who claims it is the first time in the iPhone's history that new models face a major cutback so shortly after mass production began. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8...

Apple Watch Series 3 Enters 'Final Testing Phase' Ahead of Rumored September Launch

Thursday August 17, 2017 8:33 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple Watch Series 3 models have entered the "final testing phase" in the manufacturing process, with mass production set to begin soon, according to a new Chinese-language Economic Daily News report [Google Translate]. The report, citing unnamed supply chain sources, said Taiwan-based manufacturer Quanta Computer will begin shipping Apple Watch Series 3 models to Apple in the fourth...

Apple Seeking Supplier for Wireless Charging Chips

Tuesday September 6, 2016 12:18 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Rumors have suggested Apple is exploring wireless charging as a feature to be included in the 2017 iPhone, and a new report from Taiwanese site Economic Daily News [Google Translate] suggests Apple has begun seeking suppliers for wireless charging components. Apple is said to have asked semiconductor company MediaTek to send chip samples for inclusion in a "dedicated wireless charging back...

Apple Working on New Health-Tracking Hardware for 2017

Tuesday August 9, 2016 6:20 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple is developing at least one new health-tracking product that could debut alongside the tenth-anniversary iPhone in 2017, according to Economic Daily News (via Mac Otakara). Exact details are hard to discern from the translated Chinese-language report, but Apple is said to have invested two years of R&D into the new product in it health laboratories overseen by Apple's health and fitness...

Thinner MacBook Air in 13" and 15" Sizes Coming at WWDC 2016?

Sunday November 29, 2015 8:26 pm PST by Eric Slivka
Apple may be preparing to introduce a revamped MacBook Air at next year's Worldwide Developers Conference, according to Taiwan's Economic Daily News [Google Translate]. If Apple holds true to recent history, WWDC 2016 would be held in June, and the today's report claims the new MacBook Air will launch in the third quarter, which corresponds to the July–September timeframe. The new MacBook...

Quanta Reportedly Developing Next-Gen Apple Watch for 2016 Launch

Friday November 13, 2015 9:17 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Quanta Computer is reportedly working with Apple on development of the next-generation Apple Watch, according to Chinese-language website United Daily News [Google Translate]. The report is based on recent comments made by Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam, who allegedly said development of Apple's next wearable device is underway. Quanta assembles the current Apple Watch. UDN claims the...

Next-Generation iPhones Could Adopt 7000 Series Aluminum Used in Apple Watch Sport

Thursday April 16, 2015 7:30 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple's next-generation iPhones could adopt 7000 Series aluminum used for the Apple Watch Sport, according to Taiwan's Economic Daily News. The so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" would likely use Apple's custom Series 7000 aluminum alloy, which is designed to be 60% stronger than most aluminum, and one-third the density of stainless steel, while still maintaining a light weight....

New Report Says Display Challenges Have Cut Apple Watch Shipments in Half

Monday March 23, 2015 9:30 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
A new report out of Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News [Google Translate] claims that Apple has cut the expected production and shipping targets of the Apple Watch by half due to manufacturing challenges leading up to the launch of the device. (via GforGames). The company initially planned to manufacture between 2.5 and 3 million units of the wearable per month, following its launch on...

Apple Solves Yield Issues with Apple Watch Components, Mass Production Now Slated for January Claims Report

Thursday December 11, 2014 3:10 am PST by Richard Padilla
Apple and supply partner Quanta Computer have apparently solved its yield issues with various Apple Watch components as the wearable device is now gearing up to enter mass production in January, reports Taiwan's United Daily News (Google Translate, via GforGames). Previously, other sources projected that the Apple Watch would enter mass production at the end of February. The report notes...