Apple has contracted LG Display to begin production of OLED panels for iPhones. According to ETNews, the display panels will be produced at LG’s E6 production line in Paju, with shipping to begin next month.
LG will supply approximately 400,000 OLED panels to Apple before the end of the year, with the cost of each unit expected to be around $90.
In September it was reported that LG’s sixth-generation flexible OLED display panels passed a series of Apple’s quality tests, which led to the preparation phase for mass production.
In April, a report claimed that Samsung would likely remain Apple’s exclusive supplier of OLED display [...]
Following the conclusion of its 2018 fiscal year, which ended September 29, Apple today filed its annual Form 10-K [PDF] with the SEC. We’ve combed through the exhaustive, legalese-rich 72-page report so you don’t have to.
Highlights:9,000 more employees: Apple has 132,000 full-time employees as of the end of its 2018 fiscal year, up from 123,000 a year prior. R&D expenses rose nearly $3 billion: Apple spent $14.2 billion on research and development in its 2018 fiscal year, a nearly 23 percent increase over the $11.5 billion it spent in its 2017 fiscal year. Apple continues to execute its share repurchase program: Apple had 23,712 [...]
Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition is coming to Mac next year. The critically acclaimed role-playing game from Larian Studios featured in yesterday’s Apple event in New York, where Apple unveiled new Macs and iPad Pros.
The RPG title is being developed in partnership with Mac porting studio Elverils and Apple’s Metal engineering team, and promises to feature all the content from the PC version as well as the following additional features exclusive to Mac, as confirmed by MacGamerHQ:64-bit Metal 1.2 support
eGPU support (10.13+ only)
V-sync support (10.13+ only)
Support for Apple MFI controllers and rumbling [...]
Apple today released iOS 12.1 with support for the digital eSIM that will allow for dual-SIM functionality on the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, but eSIM support isn’t going to be immediately available from U.S. carriers.
AT&T, for example, is telling customers that eSIM activations are being delayed until later in the year due to technical issues in part related to Visual Voicemail.
According to one AT&T store manager who spoke to MacRumors, retail outlets have been told that AT&T is not supporting dual-SIM or eSIM at the current time, with stores advised not to sell eSIM cards to customers.
Verizon and T-Mobile will also not be [...]