iPhone is 10, OLED machinations, worst over for iPad? Apple Pen solution


Happy birthday, iPhone; you’re 10 years old — January 9th  marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone’s debut. At the 2007 Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, then-CEO Steve Jobs introduced the world to Apple’s smartphone as three products in one — “a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device.” In the 10 years since, Apple has sold over a billion iPhones. Apple World Today remembers the introduction,  and Apple exec Phil Schiller discusses this.

As OLED iPhone rumors swirl, Apple supplier Sharp sinks $864M into display tech — Foxconn-owned Sharp is reportedly planning to invest 100 billion yen, or about $864 million US, into setting up an OLED production line, amidst expectations that Apple’s “iPhone 8” will switch from LCD display technology to OLED.

Analyst: ‘the worst is over’ for declining iPad sales with three new models coming — Apple will introduce In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Quo says Apple will introduce three iPads in 2017: a 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 and a “low-cost” 9.7-inch iPad, along with a new bezel-free, mid-size model in the range of between 10 and 10.5 inches.

An advance look at Appostasy’s PenSe for the Apple Pencil — The Apple Pencil is a fantastic accessory, but can’t be easily attached to the body of an iPad Pro. Plus, its plastic body is easily scratched and can be slippery. The folks at Appostasy are working on a solution: the “PenSe.”