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Large Screen iPhone 6 Front Panel Surfaces

An alleged photo of what appears to be a front panel from Apple's larger-screen iPhone 6 has surfaced on Chinese microblogging site Weibo. The image appears to show an individual in a factory-type setting holding up an iPhone 5s next to a much larger front panel that contains similar characteristics, including cutouts for a front-facing camera, ambient light sensor, ear speaker, and home button. However, the front panel also features a notably thinner bezel, which is consistent with previous rumors about the iPhone 6's slimmer design.

While the validity of the image cannot be confirmed, the leak is the latest among a number of others recently. This past weekend, several photos reportedly showed the details on manufacturing molds for the iPhone 6, which was followed by a photo yesterday that hinted at a 4.7-inch display.

Last month, Japanese magazine MacFan published alleged design drawings of what appeared to be 4.7-inch and 5.6-inch iPhone 6 models, with a photo showing cases for the larger iPhone surfacing shortly afterward.

Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 6 later this year, which may ship in two different sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. Recent reports have indicated that the smaller 4.7 inch version will ship first in the fall, while the larger version may ship later this year or in early 2015 due to manufacturing challenges.

Along with a larger screen, both models of the next-generation iPhone are rumored to include a new A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and an upgraded camera featuring optical image stabilization. A report yesterday from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek also stated that Apple is negotiating with wireless carriers to raise the price of the iPhone 6 by $100.

 

iPhone 6 Possible September Launch in 4.7- and 5.5-Inch Sizes

Apple's iPhone 6 is expected to launch “as early as September”, according to a new report from Japanese business newspaper Nikkei. The paper claims that the device is “expected” to be called the iPhone 6 and is “likely” to be offered in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display sizes, in line with circulating rumors.

Manufacturers have apparently begun making such components as fingerprint sensors and chips for liquid-crystal drivers. Mass production of LCD panels will start as early as the April-June quarter at Sharp's Kameyama factory, Japan Display's Mobara plant, and at other facilities, according to sources. LG Electronics will supply panels as well. The new handset's display resolution is expected to be significantly higher than that of current models.

Earlier this week, UBS analyst Steve Milunovich claimed that the 4.7-inch version might be the only model to launch later this year, with a timeframe for the larger 5.5-inch version unclear.


 

3D Food Printing On the Rise

 

3D printing appears capable of making a international renaissance in manufacturing. It has the potential to change the supply chain by allowing a increase in circulated (versus centralized) production. If merchandise constituents such as vehicle components can be printed on location, businesses will be less reliant on foreign labor and international boats. In addition, on-demand output capabilities may reduce waste and smaller inventory costs.

On the surface, it may not appear clear how 3D publishing impacts the IT department. Topics like constructing method, supply string of links administration, and international distribution are not normally handled by the CIO. However, CIOs do have a function here, starting by engaging the C-suite in considerations about how 3D printing can advance the enterprise.

The use of computer-aided design/manufacturing for 3D publishing is directed by IT. There will be new data kinds, data forms, and content kinds to assess and organize. Additionally, the IT department will be involved in printer buying conclusions in some pattern based on the programs platpattern in use. IT department expertise will furthermore be required to connect printers to the mesh and allow employees to interface with them.

As IT groups address ways to be engaged in the 3D publishing movement, they should furthermore address how record proved has proven time and again, from health devices to cleansing products, that the growth associated with a new technology (or application of it) should be protected and sustainable to do well.

While 3D printing has numerous advantages, there are also promise dangers, especially for business bosses looking to buy printing gear. These should be assessed as part of an overall approach to risk administration.

 

AMOLED: New Era of Displays or Flop?

By Max Howroute

LCD Displays has been part of our lives for many years now. A few main downsides of LCD technology are the thickness of glass panes and the light source. However LCD screens, specifically IPS panels produce the most accurate and realistic color available today. The AMOLED or OLED displays are a little better with the contrast ratio, brights and darks are closer to real picture, but the colors tend to be oversaturated and simply inaccurate. That is the exactly the reason you don't see professional photohorgraphers and publishers using OLED displays. As of early 2014, the AMOLED technology is still a flop due to a few unresolved issues, like graininess and more visible pixel (making appearance of low resolution display). This is a big problem for all pentile screes with a sub pixel layout. The latest non pentile sub pixel designs from Samsung failed due to short life span of the unit. In the future it is possible OLED, AMOLED technology will advance, but as of today the LCD tech is a clear winner from photographers, publishers point of view.

 

The Future of Sensor Technology: CCD vs CMOS

By Max Howroute

These days it is hard to find a camera that doesn't use the CMOS sensor technology. Many think there's no doubt that CMOS is far superior and the discussion has ended. In fact, the debate goes on. CCD and CMOS sensors do the same job of capturing light and converting it to electrical signals resulting in a digital photograph. However there are fundamental differences in design and operation. The CCD technology is more mature and advanced, CMOS is more cost effective and trying to catch up with CCD. Don't get me wrong, both architectures are fine, what really equally matters for any sensor is the size. As of today, larger sensors capture more light, thus producing better results under many light conditions. As I've mentioned in my previous posts, this might change with the advancement of nano technology in the future. But right now the sensor size is all that really makes a difference in output quality when in comes to the sensor comparison. The fight between CMOS and CCD is purely emotional at this stage. Both technologies are useful and got their ups and downs. In CMOS for every pixel there are three MOSFET's (metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors). So you share them between four pixels. CCD relies on charged coupling. CMOS is more suitable for high speed future applications. The CCD however currently used in more commercial applications, where cost is usually not a huge factor. So if you are thinking of purchasing a digital camera and thinking which sensor to pick, don't even worry about it. The major part of your camera buying decision should be the sensors size and lens selection. Both are equally important in digital cameras land.