Apple executives: no plans to merge the iPad and Mac lineups

Apple executives: no plans to merge the iPad and Mac lineups

Earlier this week, Apple held a brand new product launch convention the place the corporate unveiled a few merchandise. Among the many collection of merchandise on the convention is the brand new iPad Professional pill that comes with the M1 chip. As well as, the corporate additionally unveiled its newest MacBook with the M1 chip too. Contemplating that Apple is utilizing the identical chips on these gadgets, there are speculations that Apple is planning to mix the iPad and Mac lineups

Right this moment, Apple’s senior vice chairman of world advertising and marketing, Greg Joswiak, and senior vice chairman of {hardware} engineering, John Ternus, responded to the speculations. In response to them, there’s completely no plan to merge the two product strains. The iPad and MacBook lineups are doing nicely individually, why merge them? Apart from, these gadgets are for various lessons of individuals and totally different markets. Thus, it doesn’t make any sense for Apple to merge them. 

Joswiak stated: “Individuals could discover it troublesome to decide on between iPad and Mac. Some individuals suppose that the 2 product strains ought to merge. Nonetheless, we solely wish to be the perfect in two totally different classes of merchandise“. 

So, if Apple isn’t merging the Mac and iPad lineups, why use the M1 chip on the iPad? The response to this query from John Tenus reads

“We all the time carry the perfect chip to the iPad. The highly effective efficiency of the M1 permits builders to create extra highly effective software program”. 

It seems that Apple is just utilizing the M1 chip on the iPad as a result of it desires it to be extra highly effective. There aren’t any plans in place to merge the iPad and Mac lineups.

Apple wants diversification of its OLED suppliers

Apple has been working with a number of suppliers as a result of it desires to diversify its OLED provide chain. Presently, it has the likes of Samsung, LG, and BOE in its provide chain. Nonetheless, most of its gadgets use Samsung’s resolution and the corporate isn’t comfy with this example. As demand continues to extend, Apple doesn’t wish to stay depending on Samsung. In response to reviews, the South Korean agency provided 78% of all iPhone OLEDs prior to now yr. The newest reviews now present that Apple desires to present extra probabilities to LG Show and China’s BOE.

Though Samsung will retain its place as Apple’s primary OLED provider, it is going to solely provide 65.1% of whole OLED orders. Nonetheless, we might even see LG Cellular and BOE rising their shares as nicely. LG Show could herald 29.6% of all panels whereas BOE will fill in 5.3% of orders.

Apple will want about 169 million OLED panels for its new iPhones. Samsung will provide 110 million of these whereas LG and BOE will provide 50 million and 9 million respectively.