According to a report from Taiwanese newspaper DigiTimes, Apple may be looking to integrate TDDI chips into future iOS devices, which could potentially make the traditional Home button obsolete.
Most of last week's news came out of Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicked off on Monday at San Francisco's Moscone Center. During the keynote, various Apple execs unveiled iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, Apple Music and WatchOS 2.
Several rumors regarding the iPhone 6s (or iPhone 7?) emerged last week. The next generation iPhone will reportedly upgrade the camera with a 12 megapixel Sony sensor that will employ RGBW technology (which adds a white subpixel to the traditional red, green and blue subpixels) to improve low-light photography. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have 8 megapixel cameras.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) enthusiasts finally started receiving their orders of the highly anticipated Apple Watch last Friday, two weeks after the company started taking pre-orders for it. The watch is currently available for purchase online, but most models are backordered for several months. You won't find any at Apple's brick-and-mortar stores (though you can go in and try one on by appointment), but select high end boutiques in Europe, Asia and the U.S. have some of the more expensive models available for walk-in purchase.
A week after Apple started taking preorders for the Apple Watch, sales are still going strong. KGI Analyst Ming Chi Kuo estimates that preorders will exceed 2.3 million, with 85% of purchases going to the Sport line. Despite current manufacturing difficulties with the haptic motor and AMOLED displays, Ming-Chi expects Apple Watch output to reach 2 to 3 million units per month by June. He believes Apple will sell 15 to 20 million watches in 2015. A Reuters poll last week found that about 6% of American adults plan to purchase the Apple Watch, which would equate to about 15 million sales.
With such high demand and limited production capacity, Angela Ahrendts wrote a memo to company employees saying that the Apple Watch will not likely be available for walk-in purchase at Apple's brick-and-mortar locations until June at