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Apple to launch Apple Watch with microLED displays in 2020 – Economic Daily News

Apple is discussing with Taiwanese display manufacturers the possibility of using microLED technology. Economic Daily News writes, citing sources from the supply chain of components, that Apple Watch will come out with microLED displays already in 2020.

Installing a microLED instead of LG's OLED panels will make your smartwatch thinner and brighter, as well as reduce power consumption.

For the first time, a new type of display was started up in 2000, when scientists from the Technical University of Texas managed to create a microLED panel in the laboratory. However, the commercialization of technology began much later.

Like OLED, microLED provides better contrast, response time and energy efficiency than regular LCD displays. Unlike OLED, microLED is several times brighter than the competitor.

Earlier, DigiTimes reported on Apple’s collaboration with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the development and production of microLED …


iPhone 2020 will receive a 120 Hz display

The next generation iPhone can get ProMotion technology and a display refresh rate of 120 Hz. Apple is in talks with Samsung and LG about the supply of displays with this frequency, according to Twitter account IceUnvierse.

With ProMotion technology, the screen can automatically switch from 120 Hz to 60 Hz to save battery power.

Now ProMotion technology is available on iPad Pro and works only with LCD screens, while iPhone uses OLED displays. Installing a new display may affect the final cost of Apple’s 2020 smartphones.

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Released iOS 12.4 and audioOS 12.4

Apple released iOS 12.4, which the company has been testing since mid-May.

The new version of the OS got rid of known bugs, for example, with the transfer of data during the initial setup of the iPhone. It also improves the overall stability of the device.

iOS 12.4 must support Apple Card. But when this product is launched, the company has not yet announced.

Apple also released audioOS 12.4 with Japanese support for the HomePod. This is due to the imminent start of sales of smart Apple column in Japan and Taiwan.

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Suddenly: Apple has released updates for older iPhones and iPads

With the release of iOS 12.4 on July 22, Apple released iOS 9.3.6 and iOS 10.3.4 for older iPhone and iPad models.

iOS 9.3.6 is for iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPad 3 3G models, and iOS 10.3.4 is for iPad 4 and iPhone 5.

Updates solve performance problems with GPS location and eliminate the bug with the wrong device date and time.

Apple recommends that all owners of old devices install these assemblies.

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WatchOS 5.3 released: Apple returns the walkie-talkie to the watch

Apple released watchOS 5.3 for all Apple Watch models, with the exception of the very first one.

The OS update fixes a serious error in the “Radio” application, which allowed to eavesdrop on other people's conversations.

The vulnerability became known on July 11, after which Apple temporarily disabled the feature.

Also, watchOS 5.3 expanded the geography of the ECG functions for the Apple Watch Series 4 – now it is available in Canada and Singapore. In Russia – still not.

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WhatsApp will run on the most popular push-button phones

WhatsApp messenger is now available to owners of budget phones running KaiOS. This was reported by the developers of the operating system on its website.

As a rule, in KaiOS phones, the RAM size does not exceed 512 MB, which causes difficulties for third-party developers when porting modern applications.

Now the WhatsApp messenger can be downloaded from KaiStore, and installed, for example, on a Nokia 8110 4G or Alcatel OneTouch Go Flip.

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Asus has released a new gaming smartphone ROG Phone II

New received Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, 10-bit HDR-screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a large collection of accessories.

ROG Phone II is the first smartphone with an updated Qualcomm chip. As it became known earlier, it is 15% faster than its predecessor, it is sharpened for games, AR and VR. Accelerated and data storage: now inside the flash memory format UFS3.0. Thanks to the upgrade, the smartphone has learned to launch games and applications with lightning speed – 15% faster than, for example, Samsung Galaxy S10 +.

The novelty is also equipped with a 6.59-inch AMOLED-screen with a resolution of 2340 by 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. The refresh rate of the image is up to 120 Hz and a delay of 1 ms (setting of frequencies of 60 Hz and 90 Hz …


Samsung Galaxy Fold goes on sale in August

Samsung is finally ready to market its first flexible screen smartphone. Galaxy Fold will be available in August. Reports about it Android Community with reference to the anonymous sources close to the Korean company.

The interlocutors of the publication say that the manufacturer has eliminated all defects in the device and it has passed the necessary tests.

Samsung has already attracted celebrities for a marketing campaign called TeamGalaxy. Galaxy Fold will be promoted, for example, by musician Steve Aoki.

If the Galaxy Fold goes on sale in August, it will outstrip Huawei's flexible smartphone, the Mate X, which will be released in September.

On August 7, Samsung also announced the Note 10 line.

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Pixel 4 front panel design confirmed

Blogger Steve McFly, known on Twitter as OnLeaks, shared the new images of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

Judging by the renderers, there are practically no differences between devices. Pixel 4 XL is just an enlarged version of Pixel 4. It will be different from last year’s flagship 3XL with no bangs for the front camera.

Information McFly confirmed photos of protective glasses for Pixel 4 and 4 XL, which published another blogger Ice Universe. On the glass there are three cutouts: on the left under the cameras and light sensors, in the middle under the speaker, another one in the right corner.

According to rumors, Google is going to introduce Project Soli – a set of sensors to track movements and gestures. For the first time, Soli technology was presented at the Google I / O conference in …


AliExpress: 10 gadgets for a healthy lifestyle

In mid-July, the Russian application FaceApp was the most downloaded in 154 countries, that is, almost in all, where the App Store works. Success has provided an “aging” filter that allows you to see yourself in 30-40 years from now.

Few liked what they saw. If you want to keep well, watch your health. The blessing for this is the mass of available gadgets. They can be bought, for example, on AliExpress.

Smart scales

An indispensable gadget for those who watch their weight – Xiaomi Mi Smart Scale 2. Smart scales connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth. show not only weight, but also the percentage of bone, fat and muscle mass, as well as the water content in the body.

Buy for 1725 rubles

ECG Tracker

Convenient heart monitor, which is attached to the chest with a special belt. The …