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    Next year's product cycle won't just see an all-glass iPhone. It will also feature three big tablet releases from Infinite Loop. That's the latest word from KGI Securities and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as investors try to plot the course of Apple. The immediate course of action will likely be to sell — the firm has revised down its annual iPad shipment estimate for the rest of this year from a range of 45-50 million to 35-40 million. For fiscal 2017, Kuo expects two iPad Pro entries — a revised 12.9-inch model and a new 10.5-inch slab, both with the TSMC-built A10X processor on its new 10nm ...

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    It looks like Samsung could stand in the way of OPPO's goals to breach 100 million shipments in 2016. No, not because it wants to protect its own Galaxy products... well, not directly. You see, Samsung Display churns out hundreds of millions of AMOLED panels for not only Samsung Electronics's own phones, but other manufacturers as well — China's Xiaomi is one notable example and, of course, we're also talking OPPO. But as the displays maker gets set to expand its facilities to support a future iPhone with an OLED screen, many of Samsung Display's customers are finding their orders slow ...

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    The OnePlus 3 might've represented a coming of age for the startup behind it, but with its past marketing material — telling consumers to "Never Settle" and buy their "Flagship Killers" — seemingly haunting what could be considered as an overspecced phone by default, OnePlus certainly has a challenge in telling people that it either has either narrowed down or completely shifted its target demographics for its products. There's one thing, though, that Carl Pei cannot forgive. [OnePlus] needed to cut somewhere and since they managed to get Samsung panels on discount it's not that ...

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    Samsung still seems to hold the flip phone in very high esteem. So much so that it's been said the chaebol will pack in an Exynos 8890 chipset, a pair of AMOLED screens and what sounds to be standard S7-caliber cameras into the fourth iteration of its Galaxy Golden series. In a bit of hubris, the internal name for this "SM-W2017" is internally called Veyron. Yep, it's a Bugatti model. SamMobile details the screens as 3.9-inchers with HD resolution, the cameras with 12 megapixels on the rear and 5 megapixels in front. The device's build could be similar to the Galaxy S7's glass and metal ...

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    2016 is far from over, and there are plenty of interesting high-end gadgets left to be unveiled by the end of the year, including new iPhones, a second-gen Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 or Note 7, LG V10 sequel, HTC-manufactured Nexus duo, and Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book follow-ups. But none of those appears to generate as much buzz as two devices expected out sometime in 2017, namely the first ever iPhone with an AMOLED screen and likely all-glass design too, and the so-called Samsung Galaxy X, aka Project Valley, foldable handheld pioneer. What could the two possibly have in ...

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    So far, BLOCKS has raised $1,420,000 of its $250,000 goal. The modular smartwatch project is the first of its kind. It's also the second crowdfunding project active right now focused on modular design in mobile technology. But while that project goes through a bit of a slow drip, BLOCKS is trying to really stretch its goals here. Backers blew past the project's original goal in 56 minutes and the threefold mark in three days. Gorilla Glass for the "Core" display case was promised and will be delivered. Shipping prices have been reduced. The BLOCKS will be finished with metal. Now, the ...

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    The recent news about Samsung and Apple testing AMOLED displays for the Apple Watch generated more buzz for the iPhone 7 than anything else. The source of the rumors claimed that Samsung and Apple were in talks for this, and a change like this a one alone would be huge for Cupertino's best selling product. The idea of deep blacks and more contrast on a future iPhone is something we've wanted for years, but new sources don't say much about it. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is already famous for accurate Apple rumors and predictions, and according to some recent data, an iPhone 7 with ...

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    Apple has had a long standing relationship with both LG and Sharp for its display needs. LG's IPS LCD technology has clearly satisfied Apple's needs years now, and this has even extended to Apple adopting LG's OLED displays for the Apple Watch. Surely there was a time when Samsung's AMOLED displays were not as great, but that has dramatically changed over the last two years, and it seems that Apple has taken notice. Inside sources claim that Apple and Samsung have already begun flirting about bringing Samsung's OLED displays to the Apple Watch. The source claims that Apple is already ...

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    When looking at smartphones and tablets, we often obsess over cores and gigs and screen sizes. While all those are important to weigh when evaluating a device, the component we see the most - that we interact with the most - is the screen. When talking about computers in days gone by, the fight was between LCD (liquid crystal display) and CRT (cathode ray tube) - with CRT eventually becoming all but a footnote in the annals of history. Today, the battle is between LCD and LED (light emitting diode) - more specifically between IPS and AMOLED. IPS LCD IPS (in-plane switching) was ...

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    In our last episode we talked about the glass that covers our smartphone screens. Today we're diving into the types of displays under that glass, the pros and cons of both types, and which you'll want in your next smartphone or tablet. Touch Screens Screens recognize touch by one of two technologies: resistive or capacitive. Resistive touch screens all but require a stylus or similar device be used to register accurate touches. These are the types of screens that we had back in the Palm, Newton, and Windows Mobile days. They're not terribly expensive to manufacture, but they aren't that ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the possible Ubuntu Touch smartphones that we may see from undisclosed OEMs very soon. Microsoft is next as we get reports of the company being bold enough to offer Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 for free to OEMs. Nokia follows the news as we get more reports of a 5.2-inch Lumia, aside from more details of the Nokia Normandy, which may run Android. We then talk about Samsung, and the possibility that the company may ditch AMOLED displays next year. We end today's show talking about the new Spotify mobile strategy. All this and more after the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the latest Phone unlocking bill, and why we've just become underwhelmed. Then we move to Nokia as we've got some new rumors of a metallic Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon. Then we move to the iPhone 5S and some weird rumors of the device supporting fingerprint scanning and NFC. We later talk about our unboxing of the HTC One, along with some issues that retailers are already reporting. We then end today's show talking about the leaked Samsung Galaxy S 4 and also Samsung's probable move away from AMOLED technology. All this and more after the break. ...

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