It’s been a whole day since my last wallpapers and Apple was good enough to make some artwork I could much more easily turn into wallpapers. This really cool neon Apple logo from their announcement of a new Tokyo Apple Store really fit the bill.
As always, 5K desktop and 4K mobile, and you can download all variants here.
Today I discuss why I like doing my freelance jobs for a flat rate and not by the hour. People have many differing opinions here, and different work may call for different payment methods, but for me, this has always seemed better.
Controlling MicroLED technology would help Apple stand out in a maturing smartphone market and outgun rivals like Samsung that have been able to tout superior screens. Ray Soneira, who runs screen tester DisplayMate Technologies, says bringing the design in-house is a “golden opportunity” for Apple. “Everyone can buy an OLED or LCD screen,” he says. “But Apple could own MicroLED.”
This would just be another step in Apple taking control of their own destiny and it’s probably a good thing for them. The iPhone X was expensive and available in smaller supply than the normal iPhone launch in no small part because of the availability and pricing of OLED panels. Panels largely (entirely?) bought from Samsung. Apple started to pull away from the pack after taking control over their processors with the A/M/S/W lines of chips.
This will surely need some ramp up and we’ll see the full ramifications on this in a few years, but I’d be concerned if I were Samsung. Apple is a major buyer of Samsung screens today, and losing Apple as a customer isn’t good for anyone, even someone as powerful as Samsung.
As a follow up to my WWDC18 wallpapers for smartphones, here are a couple dark variants for desktops. These are at 5K resolution, so they should look good everywhere you can throw them.
Download the Zip here and enjoy!