Nov 212012

How will cellphone PK after retina screen? Recently, LG, Sharp and Japanese display firms has fierce competition in the smartphone screen resolution solutions market, Samsung was also not to be outdone, and announced that they will show the newly developed 4.99-inch full HD super AMOLED display in January 2013 in Las Vegas at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Recently, there was website reported a scoop from a South Korean newspaper which pointed out that the message was from Samsung internal, at the same time another Korean Press released related message, but the size was not specified to 4.99 inches. The message also sais that Samsung intends to turn the efforts from the LCD field to full HD AMOLED market, which is because its OLED product line may differentiate Samsung’s overall competitiveness to avoid failure before formally participating in the competition.

It has been revealed that the Samsung’s AMOLED display to be exhibited is not only thinner, but also lower power consumption, and has high contrast and refresh rate. Allegedly, Samsung internal staff revealed privately that this screen pixel density is 441ppi, which is close to the limits of human vision. This is also considered to get ready for the upcoming 5-inch 1080P resolution screen. The message also pointed out that Samsung will base on the output to decide whether to install the new screen on the Galaxy S IV at the second quarter of next year.

Oct 262012

The analyst firm Digitimes Research predicts that in 2013, Apple is expected to become the world’s fifth-largest PC maker. Apple has released the new iMac, retina screen 13-inch Macbook Pro, iPad Mini and the fourth-generation iPad. Its Mac series products are moving towards thinner, lighter and higher resolution direction. Digitimes Research forecasts that Apple products total shipments will be more than 24 million units in 2013, an increase of 15% than 20.8 million units in 2012, which makes Apple possible to become the world’s fifth-largest PC maker in 2013.

Previously the data IDC and Gartner released showed that the manufacturer who ranked fifth in global PC shipments in the third-quarter is ASUS, whose market share is more than 7%.

The iPad Mini used DITO touch technology and other new technologies, so production capacity will be caused in the early and influence its shipments in the fourth quarter. However, with capacity rising costs will gradually decline, the gross profit margin will increase. Digitimes Research forecasts that, iPad’s total shipments is 65 million units 2012 and to rise to 75 million in 2013, or even 80 million -85 million units.

Apple also announced the upgraded version A6X processor for the iPhone 5 A6 processor. In the case that the basic structure has not been changed, the CPU frequency enhanced then the performance is enhanced. Digitimes Research predicts the overall performance of the A6X processor is six times than Surface Tegra 3 processor that the Microsoft Tablet PC equipped with, and the speed is twice than Samsung Exynos 5250 processor used on Nexus 10.

Oct 232012

According to media reports, the well-known Apple news commentary blog Daring Fireball author John Gruber thought that the real name for iPad mini might be called iPad Air, and it will not be equipped with Retina display, while the sale price of this product will be lower than the current iPod touch.

Gruber thinks that the new iPad does not use Retina display, he explained: “Each new iOS mobile device has debuted with a non-Retina display, and then gone Retina two or three years later.” Graber said the Retina display is costive and it will make the latest iPad heavier and thicker, due to the extra power needed for the pixel-packed display. “I expect the primary attributes of the smaller iPad to be thinness, weight, and price,” writes Gruber. “A Retina display would make it thicker, heavier, and more expensive.

As for the pricing debate, Gruber thinks that the price of the new iPad will be less than the iPod touch. He said that “isn’t just smaller than the iPad – it’s miniature,” and technology is sometimes priced as “big is expensive, small is cheap, miniature is expensive.” In the UK market, the latest iPod touch is priced at £249 (32GB) and £329 (64GB).

For the naming issues of the new iPad, more people tend to that Apple will name it as iPad mini, but there is no evidence for this. Graber predicted iPad mini real name should be iPad Air, just as previous MacBook Air. His second guess is that Apple will just go with iPad, as it did with its third generation, and the iPad mini is the name he thinks is least likely.

Aug 152012

Apple MacBook Pro users have complained that Microsoft Office is actually not able to use in the retina notebook display, and urged Microsoft to upgrade Office for Mac software to support the high-definition display. Microsoft Office for Mac team blog announced on July 25, the Office for Mac is ready for the Mountain Lion. However, after that, the blog appeared Apple notebook users grumbling.

“The entire Office suite looks completely awful,” said a user named James. “Would you let us know that when the Office for Mac will be upgraded to support the retina display?” user called “DCGOWDA”, said, “I recently purchased a configuration retinal display MacBook Pro, but Office for Mac 2011 actually can not be used. ”

Other users callthe Office for Mac behavior in the retina screen MacBook Pro as “very vague”, “junk”, “unclear”. Apple released the new generation retina-screen high-end notebook on June 11.

A comment from the “Office for Mac Team” said, Outlook 2011 supports the retina screen, but did not disclose when Excel, PowerPoint and Word and other Office applications will support the retina screen. “The rest applications have the same viewing quality in non-retinal display ,” the team said, “but unfortunately, we can not yet comment on the future of Excel, PowerPoint and Word update supports the retina screen.

Although some users also asked to improve other aspects of Office for Mac suite, but most want the software to support the retina display.

If the above message is true, Microsoft must solve this problem, because Apple will upgrade all laptops to the retina display, including other MacBook Pro models and the MacBook Air.