SAN FRANCISCO: Apple
is working on a new 5G-enabled iPad
with a foldable display and could launch it in 2020, a media report said.
The rumour comes from London-based global information provider IHS Markit's analyst Jeff Lin, who has claimed that Apple was quietly working on such a device, news portal 9To5Mac reported on Friday.
Commenting on the claim, 9to5Mac stated: "The product would apparently feature MacBook sized screens, which isn't too much of a stretch given that the iPad Pro already tops out in a 12.9-inch size. However, it is easy to imagine how an iPad mini-sized product that could unfold to 13 or 15-inch screen would be compelling."
In addition, the foldable iPad
would also support 5G
cellular radios for fast mobile Internet browsing, according to the analyst.
iOS 13, Catalina, Mac Pro: Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2019
The Annual Affair
4 Jun, 2019
Apple's annual developers conference, Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was held in San Jose, California. There were a sea of announcements, amidst that of the end of an era for a rather popular app, iTunes. Although, the Cupertino-based tech giant made a lot of new announcements, it also played catch-up with a lot of new features, most of which are already available with the competetitors. Apple debuted with an all-new Mac Pro, added some interesting upgrades to the iOS 13, apart from adding health features to the Apple Watch, Watch OS 6. Here's everything that Apple unveiled at WWDC 2019.
Currently, none of the present Apple devices support 5G connectivity.
The Cupertino-based company is expected to launch three iPhones this year.
While Apple's 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch iPhones would be 5G-capable, a mid-size 6.1-inch iPhone would not have 5G and would likely be cheaper.
Prior to Apple's support of 5G in its hardware, all of the major cellular companies have begun launching 5G test networks in many cities worldwide.
In May, it was revealed that the iPhone maker's plans of introducing its own iPhone 5G chip could take as long as six years with its 5G chip making a debut in 2025.
Jony Ive: The Man Who Changed The Way Apple Looks
Partners In Design
28 Jun, 2019
Jony Ive, as he's popularly known, was not just the Cupertino-based tech giant's Chief Design Officer but also the right-hand man at the company, which he joined in 1992 as a member of the design division.During his initial years there, he helped create the Apple Newton. And would've moved on after a 5-year stint, but rather was appointed Apple’s senior vice-president of industrial design by Steve Jobs who was himself returning to the group at the time. Ive and Jobs would go on to form a lifelong partnership; the late Apple founder had once said, "If I had a spiritual partner at Apple, it's Jony."The British designer revealed in an interview that he and Jobs began work on what would become the iMac the day they met.Ive, with Jobs and even after him, would go on to create some of modern day's most path-breaking products including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Airpods among several others.Here's a look at some of the devices that were made irresistible by Ive's designs.(Image: allaboutstevejobs.com)