Apple sources OLED display panels for its flagship smartphones and smartwatches from Samsung. Although the company has been trying to diversify its supply from multiple partners, Samsung has stayed as the most significant OLED supplier. The iPhone maker had to recently pay a handsome amount to the South Korean firm for not purchasing enough OLED panels.
Apple’s move to its own Apple Silicon for Macs has raised a lot of questions. Among them, many users have wondered if the Macs would support Thunderbolt 3 or not, especially since the Apple Silicon Developer Transition Kit from Apple lacked Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.
After announcing the Independent Repair Program in the United States last year, Apple has expanded the program to include over 140 independent repair companies. This now provides iPhone owners up to 700 locations across the U.S. to get their iPhone repaired.
Apple typically announces its winners for the Design Award at WWDC ever year. This year, since there was no physical event, Apple has announced the Apple Design Award via a press release. The company has highlighted eight apps and games for their outstanding and creative design.
Apple’s move to ditch Intel CPUs and switch to its Apple Silicon inside Macs is a big one. The move comes after Intel has been struggling to deliver meaningful performance and power efficiency improvements with its CPUs over the last few years. A former Intel engineer, however, has revealed that Apple was not happy with Intel chips since the Skylake-based CPUs were first introduced back in 2015.
While Apple offers enterprise-grade features and security on its devices, including iPads, iPhones, and Macs, the company relies on third-party companies for enterprise deployment. After the announcement of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur during WWDC 2020 two days ago, the company has acquired an enterprise deployment firm to offer enterprise users a first-party MDM (mobile device management) solution.
Apple is currently the subject of two various antitrust investigations by the European Commission. Now, it looks like the company’s antitrust woes are only going to get worse as the DOJ and multiple other state attorneys in the US plan on probing Apple for its control over the App Store.
Apple today announced its plans to switch its Mac lineup to its custom-designed chips. The company says that its own “Apple Silicon” will allow it to bring a number of amazing new features to Macs in the future.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in his latest investor’s note claims that the Cupertino company will soon be launching an iMac refresh. He also claims that Apple’s first Arm-based Macs will be the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and the iMac.