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Apple Bolsters Supply Chain for Future Mini-LED iPad Pro and MacBook Pro Models

Apple is rumored to be releasing a mini LED-backlit iPad Pro and a new mini-LED MacBook Pro series over the next 18 months, and the devices have just picked up two new suppliers, according to industry sources. DigiTimes today reports that two former Apple suppliers, Taiwan’s Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect, have entered the […]

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Shipments of mmWave 5G iPhones Could Be Much Weaker Than Expected This Year

The latest shipment estimates for Apple’s upcoming mmWave-enabled 5G iPhones are several million units lower than previously expected, which is intensifying competition among suppliers of AiP substrates, reports DigiTimes. Shipments of mmWave-enabled 5G iPhones slated for launch later this year are estimated to reach only 15-20 million units in 2020 compared to a previous supply […]

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DigiTimes Claims 2020 iPhones Will Use Qualcomm X60 Modem, Despite Previous Rumors Agreeing on X55

Apple is widely expected to release its first 5G iPhones later this year, and multiple sources have indicated that these models will be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modem, including analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and the Nikkei Asian Review. To the contrary, a paywalled snippet from DigiTimes today claims that Apple’s chipmaking partner TSMC will begin […]

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New iMac, 10.8-Inch iPad Air, and Larger iPad Mini Rumored to Launch in Second Half of 2020

Apple is gearing up to launch new iMac and iPad models in the second half of this year, according to DigiTimes, casting uncertainty on whether we’ll see a redesigned iMac at WWDC just 10 days from now as recently rumored. The second half of the year begins just over a week after the WWDC keynote, […]

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6.1-inch ‘iPhone 12’ Production to Begin in July Ahead of Other 2020 Models

Volume production of Apple’s forthcoming 6.1-inch “iPhone 12” models will start in July-August ahead of the rest of the company’s flagship iPhone lineup this year, according to a new report by DigiTimes. Apple is widely rumored to be launching four new ‌‌iPhone‌‌ models in the usual September or October timeframe, although supply constraints and delays […]

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Samsung Expected to Provide Nearly 80% of OLED Displays for iPhone 12 Lineup

Despite Apple’s focus on diversifying its suppliers for various components in its products, Samsung Display is expected to still provide nearly 80 percent of the OLED displays used in this year’s “iPhone 12” lineup, according to a preview of a DigiTimes report that will be published in full tomorrow. Samsung Display has obtained nearly 80% […]

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DigiTimes: Future AirPods to Include ‘Ambient Light Sensors’

Apple is reportedly looking to integrate light sensors in a new model of AirPods in the next couple of years, according to a new report today. In a paywalled article, DigiTimes reports that ASE Technology could be involved in manufacturing the sensors: Apple is expected to incorporate ambient light sensors (ALS) in next-generation ‌AirPods‌ devices […]

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Apple’s ‘AirPods Studio’ Over-Ear Headphones Have Reportedly Kicked Off Production

We’ve been hearing quite a bit recently about Apple’s long-rumored over-ear headphones, said to be called “AirPods Studio,” and it looks like a launch may be coming in the relatively near future. Artist mockup based on Beats Studio3 Rumors have generally suggested a summer or fall launch for ‌AirPods Studio‌, with a report earlier this […]

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Apple’s Augmented Reality Glasses Again Rumored for 2021 Launch

Apple’s rumored augmented reality glasses will launch in 2021, with “small-volume” production expected to start in the first half of the year, according to paywalled information shared by DigiTimes. Apple to roll out AR glasses in 2021 Apple is expected to roll out its augmented reality glasses in 2021, according to sources at related suppliers, […]

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Apple Shares iPhone 12 Camera Module Orders Between Three Suppliers

Three of Apple’s suppliers will share camera module orders for its forthcoming “iPhone 12” lineup, according to sources from Taiwan’s handset supply chain (via DigiTimes). Rumors have suggested Apple will complete its transition to an all-OLED iPhone lineup in 2020 with one new 5.4-inch device, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch handset. Rumors suggest the […]

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Report: In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Market Grew Eightfold in 2019

Global shipments of fingerprint-on-display (FoD) sensors grew nearly eightfold in 2019, according to tech market research firm Omdia (via DigiTimes). A total of 228.3 million FoD sensors were shipped in 2019, up 674% from 29.5 million in 2018, said Omdia. With FoD sensors having reached the sweet spot for market pricing, FoD shipments are expected […]

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DigiTimes: New AirPods to Feature AirPods Pro Design Without Noise Cancellation

Apple plans to release new AirPods with the same design as the existing AirPods Pro but without active noise cancellation, allowing for a lower price point, according to supply chain sources cited by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes. The paywalled report claims that Apple originally planned to unveil the new AirPods in May 2020, and while Apple […]

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DigiTimes: New AirPods Pro Likely Deferred Until Second Half of 2020 or Later

Apple is likely to defer the launch of new AirPods Pro to the second half of 2020 or some point in 2021, according to supply chain sources cited by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes. A paywalled preview of the report: Apple likely to defer new AirPods Pro launchApple is likely to defer the launch of its new […]

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Taiwan PCB Makers in Apple’s Supply Chain Dismiss Reports of iPhone 12 Launch Delay

Taiwanese makers of iPhone-bound printed circuit boards (PCBs) have denied reports that Apple has asked them to postpone volume production of Apple’s 2020 iPhone by two months, according to a DigiTimes paywalled article. Taiwan’s PCB makers in the supply chain of 5G iPhones have denied reports claiming they have been asked to postpone volume production […]

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Apple’s AR Glasses Could Launch by 2022 as Suppliers Reportedly Ramp Up Development

Apple’s rumored augmented reality glasses are under development and could launch by 2022, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. The full report has yet to be released, but a paywalled preview reads as follows: Apple AR glasses under developmentTaiwan-based optical component suppliers are engaged in the development of Apple’s augmented reality smart glasses, which […]

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Apple Still Expected to Launch High End 12.9-inch iPad Pro With Mini LED Display Tech in Fourth Quarter of 2020

Apple is still on course to launch a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display later this year, according to Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes. Apple reportedly prefers mini LED to OLED for its medium-size devices and will launch an ‌iPad Pro‌ with backlighting in the fourth quarter of 2020. The claim is made in relation […]

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Rumored 5.4-Inch iPhone May Have OLED Display Supplied by China’s BOE

Chinese display maker BOE has partnered with touch panel maker General Interface Solutions as both companies aim to become suppliers of Apple’s rumored 5.4-inch iPhone, according to a paywalled report from DigiTimes. Apple plans to release four so-called iPhone 12 models with OLED displays in the fall, including one 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and […]

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New AirPods Again Rumored, Launch Timing Uncertain Amid COVID-19

New MacBook Air Possible as Early as Next Week Last March, MacRumors received an anonymous tip claiming that Apple would announce new iPad, iMac, and iPod models with three consecutive days of press releases the following week, and that information proved to be two-thirds accurate with new iPad Air and iPad mini models announced on […]

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