Analyst David Hsieh has actually released a report on Apple’s approaching 2014 products based upon his supply chain research. Hsieh thinks ‘Apple is planning to revamp almost all of the displays in its items over the next year.’ This consists of a 12.9-inch iPad with a 2,732 × 2,048 resolution, a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.7-inch iPhone with a 1,920 x 1,080 screen. Hsieh also said Apple will launch an iWatch, a new Retina MacBook Air, and an Apple-branded TV sometime next year.
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Hsieh notes that ‘quick developments in technology and production of LCD and OLED screens’ has actually made it much easier for Apple’s rivals to challenge the Cupertino business.
‘Apple isn’t able to offer one-of-a-kind features in its displays as a lasting differentiator. Mobile device brands are adopting the current displays with large sizes, high resolution, broad color gamut and low color change large viewing angle, and reduced power consumption, supplied by lots of panel makers not ‘bounded by Apple. Introduction of the iPhone 5S and 5C was the latest example that Apple has actually been sluggish in taking on the latest display innovations.
The study note was published a couple of weeks prior to Apple is expected to announce its fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad mini.
Rumors and leaks have suggested the iPad 5 will be powered by Apple’s brand-new 64-bit A7 chip, and feature a thinner and lighter design. The iPad mini 2 will most likely be updated with a Retina display and more effective processor.