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Globalfoundries, Samsung said to team up to vie for Apple chip orders

Nov 13, 12:23

Rumors have been circulated in the IC industry claiming that Globalfoundries and Samsung Electronics will team up to vie for A9-series chip orders from Apple. Under the reported tie-up,...

Samsung places fewer notebook component orders than expected

Nov 11, 11:05

Samsung Electronics' component orders from June to October 2013 were reportedly only 40% of the Korea-based vendor's original forecast, while Apple's iMac shipments during the same...

Digitimes Research: GTAT able to supply sapphire for over 30 million iPhone screen covers due to Apple funding

Nov 8, 14:54

US-based crystal growth solution and equipment provider GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has announced that Apple will pre-pay US$578 million to secure sapphire supply. GTAT will be...

New iPad Air costs less to make than third-generation iPad model, says IHS

Nov 6, 14:32

With the iPad Air, Apple has not only trimmed the weight and thickness of its flagship tablet line, it has also cut the component costs, as the new model carries a lower bill of materials...

A quarter of a billion smartphones ship in 3Q13, says Canalys

Nov 6, 10:24

Over a quarter of a billion smartphones shipped worldwide in the third quarter of 2013 as the market grew 44% on year, according to Canalys. The top-2 vendors - Samsung and Apple...

Apple spurs massive growth in smartphone fingerprint sensor market, says IHS

Nov 5, 14:33

As it has done so often before, Apple is triggering a new technology boom, with its integration of a fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s inspiring a wave of imitators that will drive...

Apple iPad shipments to reach 18-20 million units in 4Q13

Nov 5, 11:37

As the iPad Air is expected to achieve good sales and Apple has lowered prices for old iPad mini models, global iPad shipments in the fourth quarter are estimated to reach 18-20 million...

Despite weak quarter, Apple remains on top of tablet market in 3Q13, says IHS

Oct 31, 16:26

Apple in third-quarter 2013 remained king of the tablet business as it held onto its lead in shipments, even though it lost shipment market share in the quarter.

Apple orders new MacBook Pro in large volumes, say Taiwan makers

Oct 30, 14:15

Apple has placed orders for new MacBook Pro models unveiled in October in large volumes due to expected good sales in the fourth quarter. The orders have filled up some of its suppliers'...

Apple revenues up, net profit down in fiscal 4Q13

Oct 29, 11:51

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ended September 28, 2013. The company posted quarterly revenues of US$37.5 billion and quarterly net profit...

Mobile device platforms continue trend towards more integration despite Apple and Samsung skewing the market, says ABI Research

Oct 28, 14:40

There are many trends simultaneously affecting the market for mobile device semiconductors. Two have been the shift towards multi-core application processors and the addition of x86...

Retailers begin tweaking Apple recommended price cuts for previous-generation iPad products

Oct 25, 15:09

Apple's upcoming iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display have already triggered price cuts by channel retailers for previous-generation iPads. US-based Best Buy is currently offering...

Apple iPad mini price cut to trigger pricing competition

Oct 23, 16:00

Apple's price cut for its first-generation iPad mini is expected to prompt its competitors to slash their tablet prices, according to sources from tablet vendors.

Apple updates MacBook Pro specifications; launches new Mac Pro

Oct 23, 14:33

Apple has updated MacBook Pro with Retina display with fourth-generation Intel Core processors, the latest graphics, longer battery life, faster flash storage and next-generation...

Pegatron offers rosy 4Q13 outlook

Oct 23, 13:43

Pegatron Technology chairman TH Tung, at a conference on October 22, expressed his optimism about the company's business outlook for the fourth quarter of 2013, indirectly denying...

Apple announces iPad Air and Retina-featured iPad mini

Oct 23, 11:40

Apple has announced the iPad Air featuring a 9.7-inch Retina display. Weighed one pound, iPad Air is 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the fourth-generation iPad, and with a narrower...

Apple aims to ship 10 million plus 9.7-inch iPads in 4Q13

Oct 22, 19:43

Apple's 9.7-inch iPad supply chains are preparing for shipments of more than 10 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to industry sources.

Wistron to expand capacity at Kunshan plant for Apple orders

Oct 21, 15:03

Wistron is building additional capacity at its plant in Kunshan, China, which some market watchers believe may be used to fulfill smartphone orders placed by Apple, according to industry...

Accessories for next-generation iPad showing up at China Sourcing Fair in Hong Kong

Oct 15, 12:17

Although Apple's next-generation iPad and iPad mini are not expected to show up until later in October, many vendors have already showcased accessories designed for the new tablets...

Digitimes Research: Apple iWatch to play key role in boosting smartwatch sales

Oct 14, 15:45

After researching existing smartwatch players' product strategies and technology maturity, Digitimes Research believes that the competition in the smartwatch industry in the next...

Sony smart watch

New iPad devices to impact expensive tablets

Oct 14, 15:39

Microsoft's second-generation Surface and new Android-based tablets are expected to be impacted by Apple's launch of the next-generation iPad and iPad mini as the company is likely...

Apple, Samsung said to be developing 12-inch tablets

Oct 14, 11:51

Apple and Samsung Electronics are said to be planning to release 12-inch tablets. Apple is currently cooperating with Quanta Computer on the project, while Samsung is developing the...

Tablet players turning to focus on large-size products

Digitimes Research: Prospects remain bleak for BlackBerry

Oct 8, 15:35

Despite accepting an acquisition offer from its shareholder Fairfax Financial, the prospects of BlackBerry remain bleak as the hardware specifications and operating platforms of its...

Brand vendors eying Turkey education tablet orders

Oct 7, 22:18

The Turkey government has recently finished accepting bidding applications from brand vendors for the procurement orders of its education tablets and is expected to have a decision...

Apple may see weaker MacBook shipments in 2013

Oct 7, 16:13

Apple's overall MacBook shipments in 2013 may decrease on year despite the fact that the vendor has been increasing its orders to the upstream supply chain for new MacBook models,...

1Q14 parts and component orders for iPhone 5s and 5c remains unclear, say sources

Oct 7, 14:11

While pull-in orders for the first wave of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are expected to reach a peak in the 2013 year-end holiday season, parts and components orders for the two new Apple...

Xiaomi outperforms HTC to become fifth most used smartphone brand in China, says TrendForce

Oct 3, 14:48

While Samsung Electronics and Apple remain the top-2 brands in China, Xiaomi Technology has managed to outperform HTC to take the fifth spot in China's most used smartphone brand...

Taiwan market: Telecom carriers not enthusiastic about selling iPhone 5s, say sources

Oct 1, 15:55

While iPhone 5s is very likely to be launched in the Taiwan market in late October or mid-November, local telecom carriers including Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile, Far EasTone Telecommunications...

Foxconn to help Apple directly ship products to China, sources claim

Oct 1, 12:02

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is expected to provide services in the future to help Apple sell products in China and will ship Apple products directly from its...

TSMC to cover 60-70% of Apple A8 chip production, says report

Sep 30, 15:43

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will handle the majority of the manufacturing for Apple's next-generation A8 processors, and the remainder will go to Samsung Electronics,...

Android ecosystem takes the baton from Apple iPad in the tablet race, says ABI Research

Sep 30, 14:55

A shift in leadership is now upon the tablet mobile computing market. At the year's mid-point, ABI Research identified a trio of events signaling Apple's iPad family of products has...

Apple continues familiar design and pricing strategy with iPhone 5c, says IHS

Sep 26, 14:54

Far from the major departure that many had expected, the iPhone 5c turned out to follow Apple's familiar formula, combining premium pricing with a hardware design almost completely...

Apple iPhone 5s carries US$199 BOM and manufacturing cost, IHS says

Sep 26, 14:47

Apple's new flagship product- the iPhone 5s- features some cutting-edge components that represent pioneering achievements for the smartphone market while maintaining a nearly identical...

Metal injection molding widely used to make wearable smart devices, say Taiwan makers

Sep 25, 15:09

Metal injection molding (MIM), a manufacturing process combining powder metallurgy and plastic molding injection, has been widely used to produce wearable smart devices due to its...

Apple updates iMac

Sep 25, 12:43

Apple has updated iMac with fourth-generation Intel quad-core processors, new graphics, next generation Wi-Fi and PCIe flash storage options.

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    Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina notebook

    Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, fifth-generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100. The new trackpad...

    Photo: Company, Mar 12.

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    Apple MacBook Air notebook

    Apple has updated the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air and added up to two times faster flash to the 13-inch MacBook Air. The updated 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air now feature fifth-generation...

    Photo: Company, Mar 12.

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    Apple new 12-inch ultra-thin MacBook

    Apple has unveiled a new MacBook product line. Apple claims every component has been redesigned to create a Mac that weighs just two pounds and is 13.1mm thin. The new MacBook features...

    Photo: Company, Mar 12.

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    Apple Watch smartwatches

    Apple has announced that the Apple Watch will be available on April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. The Apple Watch...

    Photo: Company, Mar 10.

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    Apple Mac mini

    Apple has updated Mac mini with the latest technologies and a new lower starting price. The Mac mini now features Intel's fourth-generation Core processors, integrated graphics, 802.11ac...

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