Report: Apple speeding up switch to new display tech, plans to release OLED iPhone in 2017

According to a new report Chinese news organization Nikkei, Apple is currently planning to introduce the first iPhone with an OLED display in 2017. In the past, it has been rumored that Apple was aiming to use OLED technology by 2018 or 2019, but today’s report claims that Apple is ahead of schedule and plans to ship an OLED iPhone next year.

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Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Apple, iOS, iPhone
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ACLU, United Nations watchdog, & others file court briefs siding with Apple in encryption case

A day after Apple testified before the House Judiciary Committee, a handful of privacy groups have officially filed that they support the company in its fight against the FBI. While the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has previsouly expressed its support for Apple, it today filed an amicus brief with the court, officially acknowledging its stance. Furthermore, three other privacy groups, Access Now, the Wickr Foundation, and a United Nations free speech group have also filed briefs with the court echoing the ACLU’s sentiments.

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Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: ACLU, Apple, FBI, privacy, United Nations
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Review: Postly for iOS turns your photos into personalized postcards

Apple’s Cards app introduced in 2011 and discontinued two years later remains one of my favorite iPhone apps to date. The service was fantastic: snap photos on your iPhone, then turn them into personalized letterpress cards sent through the mail to friends and family. Stamp and envelope included, you’d pay $2.99 for anywhere in the US or $4.99 for anywhere around the world. You can still send personalized letterpress cards using Photos on the Mac, but the service was perfect for me as an iPhone app.

I’ve tried a handful of similar iPhone apps since Cards shut down with Postly being the latest and perhaps most modern. Available for iPhone and iPad, Postly lets you create personalized postcards from your iPhone that deliver worldwide for $1.99.

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Filed under: Apps, Reviews Tagged: Apps, photos, postcards, Postly
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9to5Toys Last Call: 256GB 13″ MacBook Air $950, 4-port USB-C hub from $9, Leather Apple Watch Band Giveaway, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

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Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (newest version): $950 (Reg. $1,199)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook now $300 off: 256GB $1,000, 512GB $1,300 + extra $50 savings w/ .edu email

Apple Mac Pro 12-core Xeon/64GB/1TB: $8,799 shipped (Reg. $9,599), more

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Aukey USB-C 4-port USB chargers w/Prime: Power Strip $14, USB-C Hub $9, Gig Ethernet $14, more

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Giveaway: Outfit your Apple Watch with one of Throne’s handmade leather bands ($330 value)

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How-to: Save up to $10/month on your cable bill by buying this $40 DOCSIS 3.0 Modem

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Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 128GB Wi-Fi in all colors: $800 shipped (Reg. $949)

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 32GB Wi-Fi in all colors: $695 shipped (Reg. $799)

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This emergency flashlight can charge your phone, start your car, or help you break out of it: $80 shipped

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App Store Free App of the Week: HoPiKo speed-run platformer goes free for the first time ($2 value)

The Walking Dead: Michonne is now available for iOS, Android and consoles

All Access is the new one stop app for DC Comics/Film/TV news and more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

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Snag one of these discounted HDTV antennas and finally cut the cord, deals from $13 Prime shipped

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

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Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Studio Over-the-Ear Wired Headphones $150 shipped (Orig. $300)

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Trianium 3100mAh iPhone 6/s MFi Battery Case: $18 Prime shipped (Reg. $36)

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MFi Apple-Certified Lightning + microUSB Braided Cables: 6-foot $13.50, 3-ft. $12.50, more

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Show off and charge your Apple Watch + iPhone w/ this aluminum dock for just $23 Prime shipped (Reg. $39), more

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

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DJI’s Phantom 4 drone is coming later this month with a new obstacle avoidance system

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Grovemade’s new wooden MacBook Dock offers a Made in America home for your device

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Brooklyn’s own Grado Labs introduces its first Made for iPhone earbuds w/ Siri control

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Review: Audioengine turns it up to 11 with its newest Bluetooth HD6 powered speakers

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