Each Saturday, Farhad Manjoo and Mike Isaac, technology reporters at The New York Times, review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry.
Mike: Greetings, Farhad! Or should I say, “Sup, brah?” I’m trying to change my vernacular to a more local dialect, as I am now a Californian living in the Bay Area.
Farhad: Yeah, say, “Sup, brah?” That’s how we all do it. Especially if you’re interviewing important people, that’s the best opener.
Mike: I “hella” agree.
Onto the news!
Apple has plans to introduce a new high-end iPhone model in 2017 that sports a curved glass case and 5.8-inch AMOLED display, a radical departure from current-generation aluminum models.
In a note to investors obtained by AppleInsider, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the new iPhone’s design is similar to that of the iPhone 4/4s “glass sandwich,” but instead of flat slabs Apple will employ curved panels on both the device front and back. In another first, Apple turn to AMOLED technology to realize the new design paradigm.
New four-inch iPhone SE is set to replace the older version, but is it really all that different?
If you’re one of the millions still using one of Apple’s four-inch iPhones, then the company has plans for you.
Last week Apple released the iPhone SE, to replace the almost three-year-old iPhone 5S. The iPhone SE is the first of up to four handsets the company may launch this year and bolsters up the lower end of the range.
As well as first-time buyers and those with a smaller budget, the tech giant is targeting customers who haven’t upgraded to the larger iPhone 6 handsets. Many users prefer the smaller dimensions of the older phones over the phablet-style of newer devices. Customers had “pleaded” for a new handset that bucked the trend of ever larger screens, said Apple at its keynote event on Monday.