In the technology sector, besides the iPhone users expecting the launch of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, there could also be introduction of iPhone Mini. Actually, 2016 could be a year where Apple Computer Company could generate great revenues and profits suppose they launch the iPhone mini.
Actually, the current 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch iPhones have faced complaints from customers who have stated that they are a bit complicated to use. This is especially in relation to their size where they cannot fit properly either in the pocket or when held in the hand. Apparently, it has come out distinctively that the four-inch introduced earlier which were well compatible could be introduced in the latest versions yet to be introduced in the market.
Some analysts who are well acquainted to the forecasts of Apple Company state that due to the continuous demand from users, Apple Company would probably be prompted to introduce such small-sized iPhone. They further state that the introduction can take place in the first half of the year.
Currently, one will notice that the iPhone 5S which are four-inch in size were introduced in 2013. Apple Company is planning to get rid of them by 2016; this implies that there would not be any four-inch remaining in the market. Interestingly, tech analysts point out that Apple Company can make a sale of about 30 million four-inch iPhones in the situation that they introduce it.
What comes out clearly is that this small-sized iPhone that is yet to be introduced can have lesser features as compared to the current ones with the bigger display. One of the features that it could miss is 3D touch display due to its size. Other synonymous features found in iPhone are expected to be incorporated within this four-inch iPhone. This includes the iPhone operating system that is supported by the A9 chip. This would ensure that this iPhone model can undertake its operations smoothly without any malfunction.
According to the analysts, there are expectations that this iPhone mini could have a metal edge case that is sleek and smooth. This would indeed appeal well to the customers who can comfortably use them when holding them in the hand. There are predictions that the plastics cases may not be preferred as they were not satisfactory to the customers on earlier versions.
Furthermore, due to safety concerns in relation to the Apple Company’s app store, there are the imminent plans to introduce safer algorithm and rebooting of different procedures on how users can locate different apps in the app store using certain keywords. This update is expected to be effective on the current versions of iPhone which can be provided with some updates. For the iPhones to be launched in 2016, such changes will have fully been incorporated.
Thus, it is anticipation for the iPhone users that the pocket- friendly, four-inch iPhone 7 mini would be launched next year. This would not only be a major boost in the technology sector but also a source of great convenience to the users of iPhone. Apple has always been known for greatest updates and upgrading of its mobile devices and through bringing this small-sized iPhone model, it would really have met the market demands in an immense way.
Japan already has the world’s third fastest computer, the K’ but it is not content with being third. Japan is developing a super computer that will become the fastest computer in the world, and in the category of all supercomputers. A national project called the Flagship 2020 is the banner under which Japan is developing the super computer that will blow all the others out of the water. The Flagship 2020 project aims to finish the super computer by 2020 and officially take over the mantle of the world’s fastest supercomputer. Technology is clearly advancing at super sonic speed and this is one way to keep it growing even faster.
The current world’s fastest computer, the Tianhe-2 is owned by china and is based in Guangzhou’s National Super Computer Center. The Tianhe-2 has a speed of 33.86 petaflops which is actually twice that of the second fastest computer. This shows you just how fast the supercomputers are operating at and the Flagship 2020 aims to make the super computer experience even faster. The United States Of America aims to build a supercomputer with speeds of up to 1,000 petaflops which is around thirty times that of the current fastest supercomputer. At times it seems like it is almost an arms race to find exactly the best performing and the fastest supercomputer so as to hold the title amongst countries.
The supercomputer that Japan is building is being developed by RIKEN which is a research institution based in Japan. Alongside them is Fujitsu who are also co partners in the development program. This is the same team that developed the K supercomputer’ which is the third fastest in the world. The K supercomputer is a distant third in the list of world’s fastest supercomputers. Compared to the top two, it only has speeds of up to 10.5 petaflops and 705, 204 processing cores which in ordinary parlance are monstrous but not in the league of supercomputers.
The supercomputing website speculates that the systems used in the supercomputer being developed will be based on the Linux OS. The use of a 6D mesh shows that the design will be six dimensional and as such multiple memory and storage connections will be able to be made simultaneously. This will also have multiple storage layers making it super efficient.
In China and Japan, the supercomputer dominance is seen as a source of national pride and the strides being made by the current regime in science and technology. This is the same team that developed the K supercomputer’ which is the third fastest in the world. The K supercomputer is a distant third in the list of world’s fastest supercomputers. This is the reason such importance is placed on developing the very best and most modern technology in these countries. And it is well known that the very best technology stems from having the very best computers and countries have graduated to the next level of super computers. Supercomputers have made countries super cyber powers and in this modern world that is seen as increasingly important. No country wants to be left behind and certainly Japan is not being left behind in the supercomputer arms race.