Apple has already begun work on its next generation smartphones. The new lineup is expected to include the iPhone 14, 14 Max, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, meaning the company will ditch the mini.
According to TheElec, which cites sources in the display supply chain, Apple has yet to make a final decision on which display type and display type will be used in the iPhone 14 Max. The company is choosing between a 60Hz LTPS display and a 120Hz LTPO panel.
If the company opts for a 120Hz LTPO display, it will have to purchase panels from Samsung, which has an almost complete monopoly on OLED LTPO technology. The South Korean giant also supplies panels for the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max models.
However, Apple is looking to diversify its supply chain and reduce its dependence on Samsung, which is why the company is increasing orders for panels from manufacturers such as LG and BOE. In this case, the iPhone 14 Max could get a 60Hz LTPS panel.
This is due to the fact that LG has not yet been able to produce OLED displays with LTPO technology. Similar technology from the Chinese BOE will not be available until 2023. Samsung will continue to be Apple’s largest supplier of display panels for the iPhone and could ship about 130 million screens next year. However, LG and BOE are expected to increase their shipments to 60 million and 45 million units, respectively.
According to rumors, Apple will introduce new smartphones in September 2022.
Samsung starts accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S22 tomorrow: the first buyers will receive discounts and bonuses
Samsung will open pre-orders for the new Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones tomorrow morning. The company previously released a teaser for the upcoming Galaxy S22 Unpacked event and also hinted at a potential merger between its flagship Galaxy S and Note lines.
The source writes that there will be pleasant discounts and bonuses for those who have pre-ordered, which will be discussed tomorrow. Presumably, we are talking about smart watches and some interesting cases. Also, early buyers are expected to receive chargers, which are not expected in smartphone boxes.
Last year, the Galaxy S21 was unveiled on January 14th, and pre-orderers received a $60 bonus to spend at the Samsung Store on accessories. It was also announced that under the trade-in program, the discount could be up to $700.
Tae Moon Roh (TM Roh), head of Samsung’s mobile division, said that next month at Unpacked we will see “the most amazing Galaxy S series device that Samsung has ever made.”
The presentation of the Galaxy S22 should take place on February 8 or 9.
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will receive a periscope camera: Lante Optics can ship 100 million modules
According to 9to5Mac, citing analyst Jeff Pu, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature a periscope camera with 5x optical zoom.
Analyst Jeff Pu indicated that the Cupertino-based company is now in talks with Lante Optics, a company that is expected to become the main lens supplier for iPhone periscope cameras next year. Apple has reportedly already received lens samples from the firm, with a final decision due by May 2022.
If Apple decides that the components meet its quality standards, it will use them in the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. In the event that the companies close the deal on these components, Lante Optics will receive an order for more than 100 million modules. Obviously, this will have a positive impact on Lante Optics’ revenues.
Earlier, another analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also said that the company is considering including a periscope camera in the 2023 iPhone. After Jeff Pu’s post, the likelihood of Apple improving the iPhone’s scaling capabilities in 2023 becomes even greater.
It is worth noting that Samsung and Huawei have already implemented such technology in their smartphones, which can provide zoom levels from optical 10x to combined 100x zoom.
‘Relax, it’s an iPhone’ – Apple praises iPhone 13 battery life
Battery life has never been a strong point of iPhone, but with the release of the iPhone 13, the company’s smartphones began to work noticeably longer without recharging. Apple has released a new video called Doin’ Laps, in which a guy on a bike circles his neighborhood (hence the name of the video), while recording himself on an iPhone 13 camera.
The commercial starts in the morning, the guy gets on the bike and attaches the iPhone 13 to the handlebars. After that, he passes many times in front of the houses of his neighbors. As a result, the sun begins to set, and when it gets completely dark, an inscription appears stating that now the iPhone works “sooooo much longer without recharging.” The video ends with a familiar phrase: “Relax, it’s an iPhone.”
In 2014, Samsung made fun of the iPhone’s curtailed battery life in a TV ad called The Wall Huggers. The ad showed that iPhone users can always be found near power outlets at airports.
Apple started improving battery life with the release of the iPhone 11 in 2019, but it wasn’t until the release of the iPhone 13 last year that things really got better.
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