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iPhone 6 displays could go into mass production next month, 5.5-inch model reportedly delayed

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Reuters is reporting that the displays for the next-generation iPhone could go into mass production as soon as May, with Japan Display, LG, and Sharp all said to be working on them. Previous reports indicated that the iPhone 6 would be available in two different sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. According to today’s new report, however, the larger model could see delays of several months due to manufacturing difficulties.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 later this year.

The updated smartphone will run a new version of the company’s iconic iOS software that—as reported by 9to5Mac—will feature a new focus on health and fitness; better iCloud tools for developers; Preview and TextEdit companion applications; changes to Messages and Game Center; and improvements to the Maps application, including public transit directions and better 3D support.


Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: iOS 8, iPhone 6, japan display, lg, Retina, screen, Sharp

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It’s Macworld Day Zero And Rumors Of Retina Airs On Our All-New CultCast

We’ve descended upon San Francisco for Macworld 2014! Join us for our show expectations, plus plenty of news, rumors, and discussion on: why 2014 might be the year for Retina Macbook Airs; Apple’s plans for a streaming TV service with
    






Japan Display shows off 5.5-inch, quad-HD mobile phone display that might land in iPhone 6

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Japan Display—one of Apple’s iPhone display suppliers—announced a new 5.5-inch mobile phone display this week that could provide a hint at what we’ll see in the next iPhone. The display. The display sports a resolution of 1,440x 2,560 (or quad-HD) and a pixel density of 538ppi—well above “Retina” quality.

The display will go into mass production very soon, lining up with reports that the next iPhone display would also be entering this phase in the next month or so in order to achieve a September launch. The new Japan Display model matches up with the iPhone 6 rumors in size, resolution, and production schedule.

Could this be the next iPhone display? Only time will tell, but there seems to be a good chance of that being the case. Of course, the idea that an Apple parts provider would be tipping its hand so far in advance of any official announcement casts at least a little doubt onto the connection.

Apple is also planning to launch a 4.7-inch device around that same time, according to several recent reports. There’s no word yet on whether Japan Display will also manufacture that model or if Apple will source it from another company. LG is said to be working with Apple on next-gen mobile displays, so it’s possible they could be responsible for the 4.7-inch version.

Here’s a full look at the display in a photo provided by the manufacturer:

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Apple’s Supply Chain Is Promising A Retina MacBook Air For 2014

It’s been almost two years since Apple announced the Retina MacBook Pro, and it’s still the only Mac with a Retina display. But according to sources in Apple’s supply chain, that’ll change this summer when the Cupertino company finally unveils
    






Rumor: 12-inch Retina MacBook/Air updates coming soon without fan or mechanical trackpad button

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A forum poster with a reputable history on WeiPhone.com [Google translate] (via MacRumors) claims to have information about an upcoming MacBook/Air refresh. According to this source, the new model will sport a 12-inch design close to the current 11.6-inch model, but will feature significant internal differences.

The updated MacBook will reportedly not have a fan, will feature a Retina display, and redesigned trackpad. This new trackpad will ditch the mechanical button that has been in the multi-touch trackpads since they first debuted. Instead, the new Air will use only tap gestures for clicking but may feature some tactile feedback to simulate a click.

9to5Mac previously covered a KGI report stating that a 12-inch Retina MacBook Air was in the works. According to that report, the computer will launch in Q2 or Q3 of this year, and could potentially cost less than current models.

12-inch MacBook with new design + Retina Display:

Smaller MacBook with entirely new design
Launching in either Q2 or Q3 of 2014
12-inch screen, but as portable as current 11-inch MacBook Air and productive as 13-inch MacBook Air
Higher-resolution display (Retina)
Will “redefine laptop computing” once again just like the current MacBook Air design
Thinner/lighter than MacBook Air, new clamshell structure
Will run on Intel chip, not Apple-based A8 processor
Potentially lower-cost than current Apple notebooks

Finally, the WeiPhone.com user also notes that updated 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros will be available in or around September. These updates will reportedly be mostly spec bumps rather than significant upgrades. The poster also mentioned that the iWatch isn’t imminent but would likely come late in the year.

We consider this report fairly likely. Previously, the same source provided photos of the Retina MacBook Pro prior to its official announcement.


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iOS 7.1 builds for two new iPads 4,3 and 4,6 released, likely minor hardware revisions

Besides supporting all iOS 7 devices, iOS 7.1 brings support for a pair of new iPad models: iPad 4,3 (download link) and iPad 4,6 (download link). These models have not been announced by Apple, but they likely represent minor hardware revisions…

From time-to-time, Apple silently updates its devices with either improved or more efficient components. These rarely are announced or have any effect on customers. It is also possible that these devices could be devices optimized for overseas networks (China?). For context, the existing iPad 4,1 and 4,2 are iPad Air models and recent iPad mini with Retina display models are labeled as 4,4 and 4,5.


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