Apple Suppliers Refute Report Claiming iPhone 13 Production Being Lowered Due to Chip Shortages

Wednesday October 13, 2021 7:14 am PDT by Sami Fathi Apple’s suppliers have refuted a report suggesting that due to the ongoing chip shortage, Apple has cut production orders for iPhone 13 models by as much as 10 million units for 2021. Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that due to the chip shortage, Apple had informed suppliers […]

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Apple Ramps Up iPhone 13 Chip Orders, Scales Down Orders for Older iPhones

Apple has managed to ramp up chip orders for its new iPhone 13 lineup by reducing equivalent orders for the older-generation iPhone models that the company still sells, according to a new DigiTimes report. Apple has scaled down its chip orders for older-generation iPhones, while ramping up wafer starts at TSMC for its iPhone 13, […]

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Strong iPhone 13 Demand Sees Taiwan Suppliers Prioritize Apple Over Rivals

Strong iPhone 13 demand in Taiwan and China has led Taiwanese component suppliers to prioritize production lines for Apple over rival Samsung and many Chinese mobile vendors, according to a new DigiTimes report. Taiwan-based makers of VCMs (voice coil motors), wire winding and other components of smartphone-use lens modules are giving priority to production for […]

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Report: Apple AR Headset With Rumored $2,000+ Price Tag to Enter Mass Production in Second Quarter of 2022

Wednesday September 22, 2021 6:17 am PDT by Sami Fathi Apple’s augmented reality headset will enter mass production in the second quarter of next year, with a launch expected between the third and fourth quarter of 2022, according to a translated report from the Taiwanese version of DigiTimes. In June, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo offered […]

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Next-Generation AirPods Reportedly Already in Production Despite Not Being Announced at Apple Event

While third-generation AirPods were not announced at the Apple Event this week, suppliers have already kicked off shipments of the long-awaited headphones, according to industry sources cited by Taiwanese website DigiTimes. In a paywalled preview of its report, DigiTimes said the shipments have been “slow,” but production being underway is a good sign that the […]

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Apple Watch Series 7 Production Will Reportedly Ramp Up at End of September, New MacBook Pros Expected Later in Fall

Following a report earlier this week from Nikkei Asia that claimed volume production of upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 models had been delayed due to manufacturing challenges, a new report has offered a more specific timeframe. Apple Watch Series 7 render shared by Jon Prosser and Ian Zelbo According to a paywalled preview of a […]

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Apple Reportedly in Talks With Toyota About Apple Car Production Starting 2024

Apple is rumored to be in Asia visiting Toyota as it prepares to lay the supplier groundwork to mass produce a branded car by 2024, according to a new report by DigiTimes. Apple representatives were said to have met with South Korea’s SK Group and LG Electronics last month to discuss Apple Car development, and […]

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Future iPads May Feature Tough Titanium Alloy Chassis Designs

Apple is considering making future iPads with a titanium alloy chassis design, replacing the aluminum-based metal used in current models, according to sources cited by DigiTimes. The claim appears in a piece covering the production of the upcoming ninth-generation iPad, which will reportedly include a PVD (physical vapor deposition) application to enhance the devices’ scratch […]

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Apple Reportedly Sent Team of Employees to South Korea to Discuss Apple Car Development

A team of Apple employees that are part of Apple Car‘s development reportedly visited South Korea on a secret business trip to meet with. local companies, such as LG, the SK Group, and others, to discuss Apple’s automotive ambitions and possible business opportunities. That is, at least, according to a report citing South Korean sources […]

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14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros Finally Enter Mass Production

Apple suppliers have begun mass production of the upcoming redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, intending to reach as many as 800,000 monthly shipments of the laptop by the end of November, according to new reporting from DigiTimes. Apple’s upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro have been rumored for what feels like an eternity, but […]

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Next-Generation iPad Mini Will Reportedly Feature a Mini-LED Display

Apple is widely rumored to be planning a new iPad mini with a significant redesign, including a larger 8.5-inch to 9-inch display with slimmer bezels, a Touch ID power button instead of a home button, a USB-C port instead of a Lightning connector, and more. According to a paywalled preview of a DigiTimes report today, […]

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Apple’s Mini-LED Suppliers to Ramp up Shipments for Redesigned MacBook Pro Models in Third Quarter

Apple’s mini-LED suppliers for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro have entered the supply chain for its redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, which are on schedule to launch in September, according to a new paywalled DigiTimes report. Zhen Ding Technology and Tripod Technology have both entered the supply chain for Apple’s upcoming mini LED-backlit MacBook […]

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Apple’s Online Store in India Drives Significant Shipment Growth in Q1 2021

Apple enjoyed a “significant increase” in shipments in India in the first quarter of 2021, according to Canalys, suggesting the opening of its online store in the country late last year has been reaping rewards for the company (via DigiTimes). Launched in September 2020, Apple’s Indian online store offers a full range of Apple products […]

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New AirPods Expected Later This Year as Suppliers Begin Component Shipments

At least seven Apple suppliers have reportedly kicked off circuit board-related shipments for upcoming Apple products, and this notably includes third-generation AirPods, which are expected to be released later this year. “Suppliers including Semco, LG Innotek, Kinsus, Unimicron, Nan Ya, Zhen Ding and AT&S have all kicked off their BT substrate shipments for Apple’s next-generation […]

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Apple Watch Series 7 May Feature Smaller Double-Sided S7 Chip

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Apple’s Orders for Key iPhone 13 Camera Component Expected to Outstrip Entire Android Market

Major camera upgrades coming to the iPhone 13 series are putting increased pressure on suppliers to meet Apple’s demand for key lens components, according to a new DigiTimes report. Apple has reportedly put Taiwan-based makers of voice coil motor (VCM) components on notice to increase their capacity by 30-40% in order to meet the company’s […]

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New MacBook Pro Shipments Forecasted to Begin in Third Quarter

While leaker Jon Prosser claimed that a new MacBook Pro was coming at WWDC, Apple’s keynote did not include any new hardware announcements. Instead, it is looking increasingly likely that redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models powered by a faster iteration of the M1 chip will be released in the third or fourth quarter […]

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Greater Share of iPhone 13 Models Expected to Support Ultra-Fast mmWave 5G

More than 50% of iPhone 13 models set to be shipped later this year will support mmWave, according to a paywalled preview of a DigiTimes report, in line with rumors that mmWave will be supported in more regions. “Apple will launch its next-generation iPhone series – tentatively dubbed the iPhone 13 – later in 2021, […]

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