TSMC will prepare 80 million A14 chips for Apple this year 1

TSMC will prepare 80 million A14 chips for Apple this year

According to recent reports, Taiwanese chip maker, TSMC, will prepare 80 million A14 chips for Apple this year. This information comes from a Twitter account @L0vetodream. While this could just be another random Twitter account saying things, it has actually had some correct predictions. It accurately predicted that the iPhone SE 2020 will arrive in the week of April. Furthermore, he also predicted correctly the third week of March release of the iPad Pro 2020. TSMC will prepare 80 million A14 chips for Apple, in this year.
— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) July 3, 2020 There are also reports that Apple also plans to launch a new iPad Pro with A14X chip, 5G connection and mini LED display in the first or second quarter of 2021. The new iPad Pro will be equipped with a Qualcomm X55 modem that supports mmWave and sub-6GHz. According to previous reports, Apple’s chip manufacturing partner, TSMC, will begin production of A14 chips and Snapdragon X60 modems for use. The latest iPhones will officially launch later this year (between September and November) and its chip will use the 5nm process. According to previous news, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 is the entry model. The screen is smaller than today’s iPhone 11, and the rear has a dual-camera setup. This smartphone comes with a full-screen design. Due to this body design, the device will be more compact than the 4.7-inch iPhone SE.
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iPhone 12 series will use high-end lenses – mass production has been postponed 2

iPhone 12 series will use high-end lenses – mass production has been postponed

The iPhone 12 series is still many weeks from launch but we already have some good details of these devices. As we enter the second half of the year, the iPhone 12 launch date is gradually approaching. According to a recent investment report, well-known analyst Guo Mingji pointed out that the iPhone 12 will use high-end lenses. Furthermore, he stated that the main supplier of these lenses is Daliguang, a Chinese manufacturer. However, there are discrepancies in Guo Mingji’s recent report. Of course, it is true that the iPhone 12 will use a high-end lens and the 8P lens. However, Daliguang as the main supplier is in doubt. First of all, Daliguang only manufactures 8P lenses. Furthermore, its shipment in 2020 is expected to be about one million. This is largely insufficient for the new iPhone 12 series. As you may know, the new iPhone shipments in the fall would be in tens of millions. As for the actual receiver of the 8P lens, Huawei and Samsung are more likely. At the same time, Guo Mingji also said that the delivery time of Daliguang’s high-end lenses for Apple was delayed by 4 to 6 weeks. He believes that the delivery will move from August to October while official arrival will shift from September to November. This report further strengthens speculations that the iPhone 12 will delay mass production.
iPhone 12 series will not have a charging head in the box
The latest report on Apple’s upcoming flagship says that this series will not come wiRead More…

Apple accelerates the promotion of mini LED screens 3

Apple accelerates the promotion of mini LED screens

No doubt, recent flagship smartphones, and other display products make use of OLED screens. In the OLED market, Samsung remains the best. In fact, it has a huge chunk of the market share. Although some manufacturers go to the likes of BOE and Visionox, Samsung remains the best. Apple has been one of Samsung’s major OLED customers since the launch of iPhone X. However, it appears that the development of mini LED screens could threaten Samsung. According to recent reports, Apple is accelerating the promotion of products that replace OLED screens. The company is using its influence on mobile hardware space and mini LED screens is an important step. Presently, reports claim that the negotiations between Apple and component manufacturers are coming to an end. There are even reports that some suppliers have received orders for the upcoming iPad Pro. Furthermore, there are also orders for mini LED screens for the new MacBook Pro models. The existing supplier for the iPad Pro is Yongfeng Electronics. However, the likes of Zhending Technology and Flexium Interconnect will join the supply chain. The iPad Pro will officially arrive in 2021.
This information is consistent with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s previous report that Apple’s Mini LED devices appear to be delayed until the first quarter of 2021. Prior to this, Kuo had expected that Apple would release six devices with Mini LED screens by the end of 2020, from iPad mini to iMac Pro will be released before the Read More…

iPhone 12 Will Support 5G: But Which 5G Technology Will It Come With? 4

iPhone 12 Will Support 5G: But Which 5G Technology Will It Come With?

In the fall, Apple will release its next-gen iPhones. And we are waiting for a furor. Especially, the Apple fans are waiting for 5G to appear on the iPhones. In fact, we have heard the iPhone 12 will support 5G technology. But which 5G technology is it going to use? There is currently no accurate statement. Moreover, a new supply chain report does not completely answer the question. But it does reveal a little possibility that not all iPhones will use the same 5G network standard. Let us talk about the background first. There are currently two main 5G technologies, called Sub-6 and mmWave (hereinafter referred to as millimeter wave). Both frequencies are used by 5G signals. Among them, Sub-6 uses low and medium frequency bands below 6GHz, and millimeter waves use high-frequency bands from 24GHz to 39GHz.
The former is considered to be a transition technology, which provides faster speeds than 4G LTE, and the improvement is not so great. But this technology can indeed reduce the waiting time and does not require the high density of cellular network base stations. We mean it is capable of using the existing 4G base station equipment. So most users can achieve the nominal speed of 100-150Mbps. Millimeter-wave is a faster standard. Theoretically, the actual speed is about 500Mbps. However, its wavelength is very short. So it is susceptible to interference, which requires greater base station density. This means that it will only be available in very limited areas, such as aRead More…

iPhone SE 2 Plus, iPhone SE 3 are coming one after another? is it possible? 5

iPhone SE 2 Plus, iPhone SE 3 are coming one after another? is it possible?

Japanese sources have provided some new information on the iPhone SE 2 Plus smartphone, which should be an enlarged version of the iPhone SE 2 released in the spring of this year. iPhone SE 2 Plus, iPhone SE 3 are coming one after another? is it possible?
The first difference will be the size of the device due to the increased diagonal of the screen. If the iPhone SE 2 received a screen with a diagonal of 4.7 inches, like the iPhone 8, then the iPhone SE 2 Plus should be equipped with a screen with a diagonal of 5.5 inches, like the iPhone 8 Plus. A fingerprint scanner will still be used to unlock it, however, according to sources, it will be located on the side of the case. This may mean that the design of the device will change, and the huge frames above and below the display will be reduced to modern standards.
Presumably, the iPhone SE 2 Plus may debut with the iPhone 12 series this fall. As for the iPhone SE 3, the smartphone may be released in the first half of next year. However, nothing is confirmed yet.
However, Apple’s sudden resurrection of the SE product line should not be a “one-shot away” style. According to a reliable source (MauriQHD) the iPhone SE 2 Plus will come with an A13 processor. Regarding the iPhone SE 3, there are reports that this device will also use the A13 processor. Furthermore, the release interval between the iPhoneSE 2 Plus and iPhoneSE 3 does not exceed 12 months. For cost reasons, the iPhone SE 3 may not support 5G. From this peRead More…

BOE failed Apple’s validation – needs to upgrade its manufacturing process 7

BOE failed Apple’s validation – needs to upgrade its manufacturing process

A couple of months ago there were reports that Apple could use BOE OLED panel for the iPhone 12 series. Recently, reports hit the web that BOE’s display will not feature in the first batch of the iPhone 12. However, the truth is that due to some manufacturing problems, BOE is not the first choice for the iPhones. According to DigiTimes, BOE failed to secure Apple’s validation for its OLED screens. Apple will release four new iPhones later this year. The new series includes two models with 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch displays. In addition, it will have another two ‌iPhones (Pro models) with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays. All four models will come with OLED displays, 5G support, and a small notch. There are also rumors that the Pro model will receive a LiDAR sensor (lidar).
Samsung Display will be the main OLED panel supplier for all iPhone 12 series. However, BOE and LG Display are developing OLED screens for entry-level 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 12 models. BOE is studying the quality issues affecting its manufacturing. The company hopes to begin shipping OLED panels to Apple in Q4 2020. LG Display will take action and plan to increase shipments of 6.1-inch model screens. The South Korean manufacturer will increase shipments from the original 18 million to 23 million. Samsung Display expects to ship 18 million to 20 million units for 5.4-inch ‌iPhone 12, 16 million to 18 million units for high-end 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 12, and 22 million to 24 million units for 6.7-inch Read More…

iPhone 12 Pro/ Pro Max Will Support 120Hz Refresh Rate Screen 8

iPhone 12 Pro/ Pro Max Will Support 120Hz Refresh Rate Screen

As Ice Universe tweets, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will use a display that can achieve a refresh rate of 120Hz. Thus, they will not only provide a smoother viewing experience but also compete with flagship Android smartphones. Apple’s iOS 14 system, which was just announced at WWDC, has shown evidence of a high-screen iPhone. Recently, Apple pushed the iOS 14 system to developers. Some users who upgraded the new system have feedback that the iPhone 11 Pro Max has options related to the screen refresh rate. In the settings-accessibility-dynamic effects options, you can lock the screen refresh rate at 60Hz. This move may mean that Apple is preparing for the iPhone 12 series to bring high-refresh-rate screen. The highest refresh rate of the current iPhone is 60Hz.
Prior to this, Apple has first adopted ProMotion variable refresh rate technology on the iPad Pro. And bringing it into the new OLED iPhone will further improve the performance standards of smartphones. This technology can dynamically adjust the refresh rate according to the content displayed on the screen to achieve smooth sliding, higher response speed, and also save battery life.
Variable refresh rate technology can also reduce the delay of the Apple Pencil. In this regard, an Apple analyst Guo Minghao once revealed that the iPhone may support Apple Pencil in the future. Apple is expected to release four iPhones this fall. They include one 5.4-inch, two 6.1-inch, and one 6.7-inch Read More…

iPhone 12 May Come With No Charger And Headset In The Package 9

iPhone 12 May Come With No Charger And Headset In The Package

According to a well-known analyst Guo Minghao, it is expected that the 2H20 new iPhone 12 will cancel the charger to reduce costs. Not only that, he also expected that the existing iPhone SE will cancel the charger in 2H20. The analyst said that although the material cost (BOM) of the iPhone 12 has been increased significantly due to the support of 5G, it is believed that Apple’s goal is to maintain the price of the iPhone 12 similar to that of the iPhone 11. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be able to replicate the successful experience of the iPhone 11 sales. Guo Minghao said that he had predicted in previous reports that all iPhone 12 models will cancel the headset. To save costs, it is expected now that all iPhone 12 models will also cancel the charger. The original iPhone 2007 was equipped with a 5W charger. Since then, not much has been screwed into the charging technology – up to the iPhone 11 Pro. The iPhone 11 Pro is the first model to include an 18W charging adapter. For the first time, it is also a USB-C adapter. That is why a USB-C to Lightning cable is also included in the box. However, this only applies to the iPhone 11 Pro. The normal iPhone 11 still comes with the classic 5W adapter. However, he also expects that the new 20W charger will be mass-produced in 3Q20. The appearance of the new 20W charger is similar to that of the 18W model. Suppliers will end the production of the existing 5W and 18W chargers before the end of 2020. It is predicted that none of Read More…

Dutch T-mobile official website lists the iPhone 12 series 10

Dutch T-mobile official website lists the iPhone 12 series

In recent times, there have been numerous speculations regarding the upcoming Apple iPhone 12 series. However, none of these speculations and listings come from official channels. Although we technically have confirmation on the existence of the iPhone 12 series, we now have it listed on the first official channel. According to previous reports, Apple will launch four iPhone 12 models this fall. The models include a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and a 6.7-inch model. A few days ago, the Dutch T-mobile official website took the lead in announcing the full name of the iPhone 12 series. The relevant page information shows that this year’s four iPhone 12 series comes with the name: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max. This is the first time that an official operator channel is revealing the model name of the iPhone 12 series. Unfortunately, the Dutch T-mobile official website did not give any other information besides the names. From the screen size point of view, iPhone 12 body is between iPhone 8 and iPhone SE 2 generation. As for the iPhone 12 Max, it is an upgrade of the iPhone 11. Furthermore, the iPhone 12 Pro series is an upgrade of the iPhone 11 series.
According to previous news, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 is the entry model. The screen is smaller than today’s iPhone 11, and the rear has a dual-camera setup. This smartphone comes with a full-screen design. Due to this body design, the device will be more compact than theRead More…