Apple is collaborating with its Taiwanese supplier TSMC to solve manufacturing issues preventing volume production of micro-LED display panels, according to DigiTimes. Apple is reportedly collaborating with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to develop applications based on silicon-based backplanes (silicon wafers) aiming to sidestep the bottleneck that entails with the mass transfer of LED chips, indicated the sources.
Once micro-LED displays can be mass produced both reliably and affordably, the panels could be used in future Apple devices. Apple’s use of micro-LED would likely begin in 2019 at the earliest, possibly starting with the Apple Watch, should [...]
Spotify updated its iOS app today with support for iPhone X, exactly two weeks since Apple’s latest smartphone launched. The update removes the letterboxing of Spotify’s interface on the iPhone X’s 5.8-inch OLED display, which should come as welcome news to heavy users of the app, allowing them to see more of track lists and search results on the screen, and more artwork when browsing albums and playlists.
„Stranger Things Mode“ before (left) and after Spotify iPhone X update The music streaming service is unusually late to the game on this front, with many top App Store apps already having updated their interfaces for the iPhone’s 1,125 [...]
We’re a little over one month out from the expected September unveiling of the ten year anniversary iPhone, which has come to be known as the „iPhone 8“ ahead of release. While recent HomePod firmware discoveries have essentially confirmed the iPhone 8’s edge-to-edge design and front-facing sensor bar notch, it’s still unclear how iOS 11 will be incorporated into all of these drastically redesigned hardware upgrades.
New mockups shared by Allen Pike and Max Rudberg this week have taken a look at how these changes might be realized in an iPhone 8 running iOS 11. Particularly, the mockups address one of the more curious additions in the iOS 11 [...]
Apple is widely expected to introduce its first iPhone with an OLED display later this year, after a decade of using solely LCD technology.
Earlier reports peg Samsung as the exclusive supplier of OLED displays for the high-end smartphone, as the only company that can reliably produce both the quantity and quality of panels that Apple demands.
That could change within a few years, however, as Apple has decided to invest 3 trillion won/$2.67 billion in LG’s OLED production for smartphones, according to The Investor, citing a Korea Economic Daily newspaper report.
Apple will reportedly make the investment as advance payment for the planned OLED [...]