Public beta of iOS 14/iPadOS 14 is available, The beginning of July, when the future of software can be seen at a glance. Leak information for the next flagship iPhone 12 (tentative) is expected to increase gradually.
Is Apple Silicon's first machine a 13-inch MacBook Pro? Raises $50 for iPhone 12 (provisional) series? Up to the latest Apple rumors will be delivered together.
US MacRumors has released three hands-on videos and photos of the iPhone 12 series, assuming that they have acquired three dummy models. By the way, there are many reports that I bought a dummy on the online marketplace, etc., and it can be seen that the hurdle is considerably lowered.
It's already accepted that "there are four models in the iPhone 12 series." The configuration is that the entry model is 5.4 inches / 6.1 inches and the expensive Pro model is 6.1 inches / 6.7 inches each two, that is, 5.4 / 6.1 / 6.7 inches released by MacRumors covered all models in terms of size Will be.
All the dummy models have a linear and angular design, which is in line with the prediction that the rounded body from iPhone 6 to iPhone 11 resembles the flat design of iPhone 4. Not just a throwbackFamous analyst Ming-Chi KuoSaid that advanced injection molding techniques would be used.
Now, the focus of this report is the apparent size and the hands-on feeling that I actually had in my hand. The 5.4-inch has become the "smallest iPhone" since the first SE, and although it has a larger screen than the iPhone SE (2nd generation), it seems that the size of the main body is smaller. The intermediate 6.1-inch dummy model is about the same size as the iPhone 11 in screen and body, and the 6.7-inch is likely to achieve the "series maximum" far surpassing the iPhone 11 Pro Max with a 6.5-inch screen.
Usually, dummy models are made by case makers as a starting point for "designing their own cases", so they are made roughly about the holes except for the rough outline and the bumps (protrusions) of the rear camera, and the position of the SIM slot. What is there. Therefore, we cannot rely on the configuration of the rear camera, especially the presence or absence of the LiDAR scanner (3D sensor) and the notch on the front, but for the time being, those who are looking for a compact size similar to the first SE and a size close to a tablet should expect it. It looks like
There are still many mysterious parts, Apple-developed Arm base chip for Mac "Apple Silicon". After the presentation at the WWDC 20 keynote, the details of the GPU were explained in the developer session, so it is possible that the support for the third party GPU will be discontinued or the compatibility will drop.
According to the official explanation, Apple Silicon is integrated with Apple's GPU. Although internal GPUs are not uncommon, "Apple-version Macs have Apple-made GPUs, while Intel-based Macs have Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA GPUs." By distinguishing between them, it gives the former the impression that the discrete GPU support will be removed.
In addition, the developer support document states, "Don't assume that discrete GPUs will improve performance." On the contrary, while it seems that there is a possibility that the third party eGPU support will remain, it can be said that it also suggests that support there may be thin.
Apple's attitude of "making software in this ring" on the premise of an environment such as a processor and GPU prepared by a platform company has launched a stance that makes a Mac close to a game dedicated hardware There are also voices saying that. That's enough for users, but it may be dissatisfied by professionals who demand marginal performance in business such as video processing, so I would like to pay close attention to the following Apple Silicon related reports.
"This year's iPhone 12 series does not come with a wired earphone EarPods or a charger," has become a dogma due to various leaks. It seems that Nikkei coverage, which boasts a powerful information network, was the decisive factor.
Analysts predict that it is unlikely that the price will fall if the aim of eliminating such bundled items includes cost reduction.
According to Jeff Pu's research note, which frequently sends out iPhone-related predictions, the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 (that is, entry model) starts at $749, which is $50 higher than the previous model iPhone 6 of $699. The outlook. It is said that the cost increase will outweigh the cost decrease because it may be replaced with an expensive organic EL display that is compatible with 5G and liquid crystal.
Above all, the shift from "LCD to OLED" is more than a consumer wallet, it directly hits the LCD supply chain. Although there is a big impact on JDI, which accounts for about 60% of revenues from Apple, it will not die instantly because it continues to use liquid crystal for cheaper products (2nd generation iPhone SE and iPad entry model etc.)-Taiwan Trendforce Says that, but the damage may still be serious.
Other iPhone 12 Pro modelsLeaker information that the installed memory will be increased to 6 GBThere was also. It seems that it will finally reach the minimum line of current high-end terminals, but it is speculated that we could not take a big increase in memory due to the burden of 5G and organic EL.
A new mini LED display that is widely adopted in the future Apple product lineup. The first is the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, followed by mini LED products such as the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, one after another, according to Taiwan research firm Trendforce.
Mini LED is a technology used for backlights and improves the functions of liquid crystal displays. By combining with local dimming (partial drive) technology, you can express black by turning off only a part of the screen, improving both contrast and dynam range and saving power. Unlike organic EL panels, it does not contain organic materials. There is no risk of burn-in.Famous analyst Ming-Chi KuoAlso predicted that six mini-LED-equipped products will be released between 2020 and 2021.
Above all, Apple's urgent need for a mini LED shift seems to be the same as the fact that organic EL displays are expected to be adopted in all iPhone 12 series models. Previously, Trendforce held out Apple's intention to free the constraints of the OLED display market, which is under Samsung's control.Had guessed..
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which is expected to be released at the beginning of 2021, is expected to be equipped with 5G and A14X (enhanced version of SoC "A14 Bionic (provisional)" expected to be adopted for iPhone 12), but iPad Pro (2020) Since the update of was modest, it seems to be a complete model change.
Apple-developed Arm-based chip Apple Silicon, the first Mac installed will be released within 2020. Details of the release schedule are predicted by famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
As he said earlier, the first Apple Silicon will be a 13-inch MacBook Pro. In other words, it has been predicted for some time14-inch MacBook Pro(Completely new design based on 13 inches such as narrowing the bezel) is also a good deal this time.
Even more eye-catching is the entry price of the MacBook Air is expected to drop further as the cost is reduced by switching from Intel to Apple CPUs. Just say "Apple Silicon is considerably cheaper than Intel chips"Trendforce just toldIt is also the timing.
Apple Silicon trial device-like DTK (development kit for migration)Recorded a better benchmark than expectedHowever, it is unknown whether Apple's own GPU can withstand heavy professional use such as video processing. For a while, there seems to be a focus on “cost reduction = price reduction”, so it may be wise for consumers to first show the performance of Apple Silicon with the entry model.
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