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Tag Archives: Apple

iPhone 6 Advances Display Technology; Panel Shipments to Exceed 100 Million in 2014

Since the announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 9th, Apple’s new smartphone has captured attention around the world. Not only loyal Apple fans, who can be expected to wait on lines to purchase any new Apple product, but other consumers are willing to pay to switch from other smartphones to the iPhone. Continue Reading

Waiting for the Apple iWatch

Apple’s widely-anticipated entry into the smart watch market would be the company’s first major new product foray in several years. With Apple’s unparalleled functionality and design capabilities, as well as market clout, the “iWatch” could be just what smart watches need to move into the mainstream. Continue Reading

Apple and Sapphire

Sapphire and Apple’s plans to use it on upcoming iPhones have been hot topics recently. To date, Apple has only used sapphire for the rear camera lens and touch ID (for fingerprint chip), which have diameters less than 10mm. Speculation surrounds whether Apple would adopt sapphire for the cover glass of future iPhones, which would represent a significant increase in volume. Continue Reading

Apple Integrates FTIR Pressure Sensing with Projected Capacitive Touch

A recent patent application indicates that Apple is working on integrating projected capacitive and FTIR (frustrated total internal reflection) to offer pressure sensing and a new user experience. Per the patent, FTIR is used to detect finger pressure, and projected capacitive determines the touch position. Continue Reading