Apple plans to release several higher-end devices with Mini-LED displays in 2021, including a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro in the first quarter, a new 16-inch MacBook Pro in the second quarter, and a new 27-inch iMac in the second half of the year, according to Jeff Pu, an analyst at Chinese research firm GF Securities.
This timeframe lines up with one shared by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who recently said that Apple suppliers are slated to begin mass production of related components between the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, suggesting that the majority if not all of the Mini-LED devices will be released next year.
A few months ago, Kuo said that Apple plans to release six Mini-LED products by the end of 2021, including 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, a 27-inch iMac Pro, a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a 10.2-inch iPad, and a 7.9-inch iPad mini. The analyst said these displays will allow for thinner and lighter product designs, while offering many of the same benefits of OLED displays used on the latest iPhones, including improved contrast and dynamic range.
Switching to Mini-LED displays will also allow Apple to distance itself from the Samsung-dominated OLED display market, according to research firm TrendForce, which also expects a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a Mini-LED display to launch in 2021.
Apple is reportedly investing over $300 million in new Taiwanese factory that is expected to produce Mini-LED and Micro-LED displays for future devices.
Friday May 22, 2020 3:58 pm PDT by Juli Clover
An app bug is causing some iOS users to be unable to open their apps, with affected iPhone and iPad users seeing the message “This app is no longer shared with you” when attempting to access an app.
There are multiple complaints about the issue on the MacRumors forums and on Twitter from users who are running into problems. A MacRumors reader describes the issue:Is anyone else experiencing…
It was another big week for rumors this week, with a flurry of reports about Apple’s augmented reality glasses, the iPhone 12, and Apple’s “AirPods Studio” over-ear headphones. This week also saw the release of iOS 13.5, bringing a number of health-related updates to Apple’s mobile devices.
Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Other topics of interest this week included …
Friday May 22, 2020 10:09 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple’s creative “Bounce” ad designed to highlight the AirPods took top honors in the 99th annual ADC (Art Director’s Club) awards for advertising, earning the “Best of Discipline” award along with two Gold Cube awards in the craft in video and branded content categories.
Released in June 2019, the ad features a bored man who pulls his AirPods off of their wireless charging pad and then pops …
The team behind the “unc0ver” jailbreaking tool for iOS has released version 5.0.0 of its software that claims to have the ability to jailbreak “every signed iOS version on every device” using a zero-day kernel vulnerability by Pwn20wnd, a renowned iOS hacker. The announcement comes just days after it was announced that the tool would soon launch.
The unc0ver website highlights how the tool…
Friday May 22, 2020 7:03 am PDT by Eric Slivka
We’ve been hearing quite a bit recently about Apple’s long-rumored over-ear headphones, said to be called “AirPods Studio,” and it looks like a launch may be coming in the relatively near future.
Artist mockup based on Beats Studio3 Rumors have generally suggested a summer or fall launch for AirPods Studio, with a report earlier this week claiming that suppliers in Vietnam will begin…
Apple is reportedly looking to integrate light sensors in a new model of AirPods in the next couple of years, according to a new report today, suggesting their use could be part of rumored upcoming health monitoring features in the true wireless earbuds. In a paywalled article, DigiTimes reports that ASE Technology could be involved in manufacturing the sensors:
Apple is expected to…
Front Page Tech host and leaker Jon Prosser today shared several alleged details about Apple’s rumored augmented reality glasses, including an “Apple Glass” marketing name, $499 starting price, prescription lens option, and more.
The marketing name will be “Apple Glass”
The glasses will start at $499 with the option for prescription lenses at an extra cost
There will be displays in both…
Former Apple executive and iOS chief Scott Forstall made a rare public appearance this week at Code.org’s virtual Code Break event, and in between classes, Forstall shared the intriguing story of how he was hired by Steve Jobs.
Forstall revealed that he had been considering working at Microsoft when he went to interview at NexT, the company started by Jobs after he had left Apple. Forstall…
Apple Memorial Day Deals: Shop the Best Apple Accessory Sales From Twelve South, eBay, Anker, Mophie, and More
We’re now just a few days away from Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, and numerous retailers have opened up discounts in celebration of the holiday. This includes sales on helpful Apple-related accessories like Anker’s portable batteries, Beats headphones at eBay, Incase and Incipio’s protective iPad and iPhone cases, Mophie’s iPhone battery cases, JBL’s Bluetooth speakers, and much more.