Apple's Restore Fund cultivates new roots in the Atlantic Forest

Restore Fund projects in South America are reforesting the land, one seeding at a time. In South America’s Atlantic Forest, many suggest that life depends on a mother: the superior matriarch who provides for all. This is true for its plants and animals, and even the trees that tower above, reaching skyward to the sun while providing shade for the life that resides in their underbrush. It is estimated there are 5,000 tree species in existence in the Atlantic Forest today. Of those species, two-thirds are threatened with extinction after centuries of exploitative, extra...
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Apple to launch new iPad Pro soon, bigger OLED display and M3 chip expected

Apple is gearing up to launch its new iPad Pro models next month with substantial upgrades including a bigger OLED screen, an M3 chip, and a new Magic keyboard. In Short Apple is expected to launch new iPad Pro models with major upgrades. The new iPad Pro models will feature OLED screens for the first time. The new models will also become more powerful with the latest M3 chip. Apple is expected to give its iPad Pro lineup a major overhaul soon, with new models possibly arriving next month. Reports suggest that Apple will introduce its new iPa...
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This graphic shows a device including a front-facing camera disposed behind a front-facing display. Some Mac users (such as me) have long wishes that Face ID would come to the Mac. A new Apple patent filing (number US 20230409075 A1) shows that the company is at least looking into technology that could make this happen. ABOUT THE PATENT FILING The patent filing — which is dubbed “Electronic Device Including a Camera Disposed Behind a Display” — generally relates to electronic devices including a camera and a display,...
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Apple iPhone 16 Concept Includes LiDAR Scanner for Vision Pro AR Compatibility

It will be nearly a year until we see the iPhone 16, but both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are reported to see some big changes. Firstly, the iPhone 16 Pro allegedly measures 6.3 inches and the iPhone 16 Pro Max 6.9 inches. Jia, also known as Upinthezone, provides us with their iPhone 16 concept, which incorporates Spatial Video, a LiDAR Scanner, and the Action Button. Other expected features are the A17 Bionic chip, 8GB of RAM in the base model, a Qualcomm Snapdragon X75 modem in the iPhone 16 Pro, and WiFi 7 connectivity. Use...
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Apple introduces the advanced new Apple Watch Series 9

Featuring breakthrough capabilities for the world’s most popular watch and Apple’s first carbon neutral products Apple Watch Series 9 brings new capabilities to the world’s best-selling watch while achieving a significant environmental milestone. CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today introduced Apple Watch Series 9, bringing new features to the world’s best-selling watch and achieving a significant environmental milestone. Apple Watch Series 9 is more powerful than ever with the new S9 SiP, which increases performance and capabiliti...
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Cheaper Apple Vision Pro Model Plan Outlined In New Report, With Two Display Suppliers Being Evaluated To Bring Down Cost

The current Apple Vision Pro features two 4K microLED panels that are only sourced from Sony, a manufacturer that was earlier reported to cap its annual display production at just a million units for the AR headset. With this massive hurdle, not only will Apple not be able to produce as many units as it wants, but having a single supplier also means that the company will have less room for negotiating display component prices. Fortunately, a new report states that two Chinese suppliers are currently being evaluated for their microLED technology, which can potentially bri...
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Apple's next iPad Pro may feature bigger display, new chipset and accessory

In Short The new iPad Pro models may feature M3 SoC. Apple may launch the new tablets early next year. Apple is also expected to launch iPhones next month. Apple plans to upgrade its iPad Pro lineup with a new display technology and chipset in early 2024. According to Apple analyst and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the next iPad Pro model will continue to be available in two sizes, starting with the 11-inch iPad Pro. However, the bigger iPad will feature a relatively larger 13-inch display instead of the existing 12.9-inch screen. The new Pro ta...
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Apple Is Secretly Designing & Testing Its Owned Manufactured Screens

Apple is testing Micro LED displays near its California headquarters Apple is covertly working on a self-manufactured display for its devices at a small manufacturing unit near its California headquarter. This is the first time when iPhone maker is designing the screens, the company is producing a small number of displays for the testing purpose. According to the reports revealed by anonymous people, Apple is putting a lot of money on the development of Micro LED screens, the tech giant working hard to come up with the next generations screens. The project was kicked...
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Apple Will Make All Carmakers Drool Over MicroLED Displays

The debut of Apple's first car later this decade is expected to be a turning point in the automotive industry, as the technology company would turn from friend to foe for traditional carmakers. Its technology could fuel a new revolution in the auto world, as carmakers will likely follow in its footsteps and adopt similar ideas in their future models. One could be microLED technology, with new research published by TrendForce suggesting that displays based on this concept would become widely adopted in the automotive industry in the second half of the decade. Apple...
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LG Display Rumored to Enter Apple’s Micro OLED Supply Chain, Challenging Sony’s Sole Supplier Status

Report: LG Display Rumored to Enter Apple’s Micro OLED Supply Chain, Challenging Sony’s Sole Supplier Status In an unexpected turn of events, South Korean panel maker LG Display (LGD) is rumored to be entering Apple’s Micro OLED supply chain, breaking the monopoly held by Japanese factory SONY as the sole supplier of Vision Pro. According to China Media Jiwei.com, industry sources have revealed that LGD has secured a spot in the Micro OLED supply chain for Apple’s Vision Pro. This news comes as other ma...
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Key Production Process of Micro LED Apple Watch to Allegedly Be Handed Over to LGD

According to research conducted by TrendForce, the much-anticipated Micro LED version of the Apple Watch is facing yet another delay and is now expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2026. The primary reason behind this delay is believed to be the need for reconfiguring the production supply chain. Previously, industry speculations suggested that Apple would take charge of the core production process, particularly the massive transfer of Micro LED technology. However, recent industry research by TrendForce indicate that LG Display (LGD) might now take ...
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Taiwan's AUO follows Apple in betting on advanced display tech

Tesla supplier to turn Singapore manufacturing base into regional service hub Display maker AUO is mulling how to transform its facility in Singapore, with options including moving some of the production equipment to Taiwan for use in micro-LED development. (Photo courtesy of AUO)   TAIPEI -- Display maker AUO is preparing to scale back production at its facility in Singapore and possibly move some of the plant's equipment back to Taiwan as the company steps up its bet on advanced micro-LED screens, a technology Apple is also aggressively pursui...
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New 15-inch MacBook Air, Mac Studio, and Mac Pro are available today

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, college students can save on the new 15-inch MacBook Air with education pricing through Apple Retail The new 15-inch MacBook Air, Mac Studio, and Mac Pro powered by Apple silicon are now available. Beginning today, the new 15-inch MacBook Air, Mac Studio, and Mac Pro powered by Apple silicon are now available. With an expansive 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display, the performance of M2, and all-day battery life in a thin and light, fanless design, the new MacBook Air is the world’s best 15-inch laptop. With M2...
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Ipad pro podria tener oled The Cupertino company is planning to launch a technological innovation for sale, like other products, now the great promise is the iPad Pro that includes OLED screens set for the following year. The change expected by Apple will also include many others in terms of features, prices and other aspects. Below you can read in detail everything related so far about Apple’s OLED iPad and the possible reasons for this change. APPLE’S COMMITMENT TO THE IPAD OLED As the weeks have progressed, the rumors ...
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Apple Divides VCSEL Chip Orders Among Three Suppliers

On May 3, 2023, it was reported that Apple had divided its VCSEL chip orders between three suppliers: Lumentum, II-VI, and Sony. Industry sources stated that the orders were more evenly distributed among the suppliers. VCSELs are vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers that are used to power various features on Apple devices, including Face ID, Memoji, Animoji, and Portrait mode selfies. Lumentum remains the largest producer of VCSELs for Apple, with 68% of the market in 2020. However, II-VI has also become a major supplier for Apple and has incr...
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Apple approves use of Sunic System’s OLED deposition machine

Change of position from insisting on Canon Tokki’s  Apple has recently approved the use of a Gen 8 OLED deposition machine developed by Sunic System, TheElec has learned. The iPhone maker had previously wanted the South Korean display panel makers to use a machine developed by Japan’s Canon Tokki. Sources said however Apple’s approval wasn’t an active approval but more of an “OK” for suppliers to pursue using Sunic System’s over those of Canon Tokki. OLED deposition machines are used to deposit the or...
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While Apple will reportedly provide users with a wide-range of familiar apps for their first XR Headset, there could be a few Impressive Firsts

Patently Apple first began to follow the trend of a possible future headset way back in late 2009, a granted patent dating back to 2007. That was 16 years ago. , well ahead of any rumor and guru forecast. Another granted patent filed in 2008 was published in 2014. Our archive category of Head Mounted Displays (HMD) now holds over 350 patents that we've covered. Apple's HMD project gained greater attention back in 2017 when Apple hired Jeff Norris, a former Missions Operations innovation lead at NASA joined Apple's headset device team led by Mike R...
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Apple analysts offer new details about 27-inch Studio Display with mini-LEDs and 120 Hz ProMotion support

According to new reports, Apple will not release a new 27-inch Studio Display with mini-LED backlights or 120 Hz ProMotion support anytime soon. Purportedly, Apple has cancelled the current model, but an analyst has revealed mass production plans centred around a new prototype. Ming-Chi Kuo and Ross Young have expanded upon rumours for a new Apple external monitor. According to earlier rumours, Apple has planned to launch a more premium alternative to the Studio Display last summer. Allegedly, the 27-inch monitor would combined mini-LEDs with 120 Hz ProM...
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Apple Reportedly to Announce AR/VR Headset in Spring and Starting Selling It in Autumn 2023

The dispute between Luo Yonghao—the founder of Chinese mobile device maker Smartisan—and one of his company’s investors has attracted much public attention, for which the entrepreneur only gave a brief reply without disclosing any news about starting a new business or developing new products.   That being said, Luo had previously announced a plan to develop AR/VR products and claimed that they would be the next-gen smartphone platform. Coincidently, Apple has been developing AR/VR products, which CEO Tim Cook also said will replace iPhones in ...
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Apple to Unveil AR/MR Device in Early 2023: Shipping Will Begin in 2Q23, Says Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

On June 7, TF International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said on Twitter that Apple plans to announce its AR/MR device in January 2023 and put off delivery to the second quarter. As the development of its AR/MR headset was interrupted by the lockdown in Shanghai, the iPhone maker did not reveal any AR/MR-related news at WWDC (the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference) 2022. Kuo indicated that Apple plans to launch an EVT (engineer verification test) for its AR/MR headset in 2Q22 before delivering the DTK (developer tool kit) in the next 2 to 4 weeks....
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Apple’s Upcoming Watch Series Likely to Feature a Micro LED Display Integrating Optical Sensors

As the foreign media reported, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a patent application submitted by Apple on March 3, 2022, in which the process of integrating optical sensors into a Micro LED display is described. The document describes the process and purposes of integrating ambient light sensors, fingerprint sensors and finger vein readers into a Micro LED screen. Apple also mentions the possible applications of the optical-sensor-equipped screen along with their goals, including its applications to the health sector, RGB cameras, ...
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Apple Likely to Launch iPad with OLED Screen Made by Samsung in 2024

As the Korean media outlet TheElec reported, massive orders from Apple are necessary for Samsung Display to expand the production of its Gen 8.5 (2200mm×2500mm) IT OLED panels. A source familiar with the matter told TheElec that Samsung has been partnering with Ulvac from Japan to develop vertical disposition equipment for the Gen 8.5 IT OLED panel since last year. The equipment and fine metal mask (FMM)—which is used for precise disposition of organic materials on substrates—are indispensable for the commercialization of the said panel. ...
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Genesis photonics inc. files Patent Lawsuit Against Apple for infringement of 9 patents, involving iPad Pro11", 12.9", iPad Pro mini LED 12.9" and related products

The world's leading innovator of flip-chip LED products and technology, Genesis photonics Inc. (gpiled), In response to Apple’s infringement of the company’s patent rights, the company has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in Taiwan, requesting Apple to stop the infringement and compensate NT$210 million (indicating the minimum amount of all requests and will be submitted to the court Supplement the requested amount after investigating the quantity of infringing products) Genesis photonics Inc. (gpiled) Statement "We firmly believe ...
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Ming-Chi Kuo's Releases his latest Predictions on Apple's 2nd-Gen MR Headset, iPhone SE, Apple Watch and AirPods

Rumors from Ming-Chi Kuo   This morning Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a major report to clients covering Apple's second generation mixed reality headset, Apple Watch and AirPods and more.   On Apple's Mixed Reality Headset   On the topic of mixed reality headsets, Kuo states that Apple has already begun planning for their second-generation AR/MR headset, and the shipment schedule will likely be in 2H24. Improvements for the second generation include the lighter weight, form factor design, battery system, and ...
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Apple will Allegedly Announce AR headset with Sony’s Micro OLED Display Next Year

According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the tech giant plans to announce its first AR headset with Sony’s 4K Micro OLED display in 4Q22. The AR headset will allegedly have computing power comparable to the Mac products, and can be directly operated without smartphone binding. Sony’s ECX339A Micro OLED Display As revealed by previous news and patent announcements, Apple has long focused on the research and development of AR technologies, while rumors about the company’s AR strategies and devices have never stopped spreading. Last...
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Summary of 34 Mini LED Notebooks/TVs/Monitors Available in the Market

Between 2020 and 2021, Mini LED backlight products have sprung up in consumer markets. Who has released Mini LED backlight products? What are their specifications? How much do they cost? In the tables below, LEDinside has collected and summarized information on Mini LED products that are currently available. *The information in the above tables is incomplete; please refer to the actual sales prices. According to TrendForce’s research, as Apple has launched new MacBook Pro products for the high-end markets, the shipment of notebooks with Mini L...
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Annual Shipment of Airpods Expected to Reach 85 Million Sets, with Component Suppliers Epistar, DOWA, II-VI/Finisar Set to Benefit, Says TrendForce

Oct. 20, 2021 ---- Apple’s latest AirPods 3 still feature an optical in-ear detection mechanism, according to TrendForce’s 2021 Infrared Sensing Market Trend - 3D Sensing, LiDAR, SWIR LED report. Through the integration of PPG (photoplethysmography) technology, the AirPods 3 contain an improved in-ear detection mechanism based on skin-detect sensors that are equipped with four SWIR (short-wave infrared) LED chips that have two different wavelengths, as well as two InGaAs photodiodes. Industry insiders indicate that the AirPods 3’s s...
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Apple Has Won A Patent For Flexible Interactive Materials That Provide Haptics For Wearable Devices, Clothing, Macbooks & More

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent that relates to using various materials for providing input and output for an electronic device. More specifically, the present disclosure is directed to using piezoelectric material or electroactive polymers for receiving input and providing haptic output for wearable devices such as VR gloves, straps, watch bands, body suit or other clothing and electronic devices like glasses, an HMD, iPhone, rings, a MacBook and more.   Many traditional user input devices, such as keyboards, h...
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Here Are All of the Biggest Announcements From Apple’s September Keynote Event

Including the all-new Watch Series 7 and the highly-anticipated iPhone 13. Source: Apple Apple dropped several new products and released information on major updates to its existing devices at its Keynote event on Tuesday. The annual event began at 10 a.m. PT and included new iterations of the iPhone, iPad and Watch. A recording of the livestream is available to view on apple.com. Here are all of the biggest announcements from Tuesday’s major tech conference: 1. Apple is releasing the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro with the most advanced camera system e...
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Apple's iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 event is on September 14

by Malcolm Owen | Sep 07, 2021 Apple has confirmed it will be holding its annual September event as usual, with the September 14 "California Streaming" event expect to feature the launch of the "iPhone 13," among other products. As Apple has traditionally done each year, the company will be holding a fall event in September. In an announcement on Tuesday, Apple revealed that the event will take place on September 14 at 10 a.m. Pacific. The event is probably the first of multiple in the last few months of 2021, following Apple'...
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Violumas is proud to announce the addition of new VC3X3 COB Module configurations to its extensive, high power UV LED product lineup. The M3X3L9 module sets are available in UVB and UVC wavelengths (265nm, 275nm, 295nm, 310nm) and are comprise... READ MORE

Tokushima, Japan - 6 March 2024: Nichia, the world's largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LED, has started mass production of the new UV-B (308nm) and UV-A (330nm) LEDs in its popular 434 Series packa... READ MORE