Apple developments 2019
The year 2019 has been a challenging one for many vendors, and Apple is no exception. Can this year's new iPhones, plus other products and services, inject growth momentum into Apple's sales?
Tuesday 24 September 2019
Chroma Ate develops inspection tools for ToF-based VCSEL components
Testing and measurement solution provider Chroma Ate reportedly has developed inspection tools for examining VCSEL components to be used in backend ToF (time of flight)-based cameras...
Wednesday 18 September 2019
Apple invests additional US$250 million in Corning
Apple has announced it is investing US$250 million more in Corning, supplier of precision glass for iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad.
Thursday 12 September 2019
Apple new pricing strategy steals spotlight at iPhone 11 launch
The brightest spot of Apple's launch for the iPhone 11 lineup turned out to be its new pricing strategy. Apple's move will not only help boost buying sentiment for the new iPhones,...
Wednesday 11 September 2019
Apple introduces new iPad and Watch Series 5
Apple has introduced the seventh-generation iPad, bringing more screen area and support for the full-sized Smart Keyboard to its tablet devices. It has also unveiled the new Apple...
Wednesday 11 September 2019
Apple unveils iPhone 11 and 11 Pro
Apple has announced the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, a new pro line for the vendor's smartphone series, as well as the iPhone 11 featuring a dual-camera system.
Monday 2 September 2019
Apple supply chain makers begin to worry as new products set to launch
While Apple is set to release new iPhones and new Apple Watch on September 10, makers in Apple's supply chains have begun to worry that end-market demand in the holiday shopping season...
Wednesday 21 August 2019
Apple new iPhone shipments to reach 70 million units in 2019, says Digitimes Research
Apple's new iPhones to be released in autumn 2019 are expected to see shipments of only 70 million units overall in 2019, less than the amount contributed by the iPhone XR, XS and...
Friday 16 August 2019
Orders for upcoming iPhones conservative, say PCB firms
Orders for the iPhones slated for launch in September have thus far been weaker compared to the momentum in previous years, according to sources at PCB makers.
Friday 2 August 2019
Notebook vendors gearing up to launch 5G models
The world's top-3 notebook vendors Lenovo, HP and Dell are set to introduce their first 5G models in the second half of 2019, and Apple is also expected to roll out its 5G MacBook...
Friday 2 August 2019
Components suppliers see low order visibility for new iPhones
Apple has started making preparations since July ahead of the launch of new iPhones in September, but order momentum for touch panels and other components has been weak, according...
Wednesday 31 July 2019
Apple reports 1% increase in fiscal 3Q19 sales
Apple has reported its fiscal third-quarter 2019 sales reached US$53.8 billion, an increase of 1% from the year-ago level. Net income for the period came to US$10.04 billion, down...
Monday 29 July 2019
Apple set to release new MacBook Pro with narrow bezel in September
Apple is set to release in September 2019 new MacBook Pro featuring ultra-narrow bezel to accommodate a 16-inch screen, expanded from the original 15-inch one. And Taiwan's ODM Quanta...
Monday 29 July 2019
Apple revving up in-house IC design capability; TSMC to benefit most
Apple has clinched a deal to acquire Intel's smartphone baseband (modem) chip business unit, and the US vendor is also expected to roll out MacBook models featuring its own ARM-based...
Friday 26 July 2019
Apple to acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business
Apple and Intel have signed an agreement for Apple to acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business. Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual...
Thursday 25 July 2019
Apple supply chain cautious about orders for new iPhones
Judging from the order visibility from Apple for the third quarter of 2019, the build-up of components for the production of new iPhone devices to be released later in the year could...