Bad news from Apple
Apple came back from the 2019 New Year holidays with bad news about weak iPhone sales, in sharp contrast to the high expectations back in September 2018 when Apple released its new smartphones.
Wednesday 9 January 2019
FCCL firm Taiflex reports lackluster sales for December
Taiwan-based Taiflex Scientific, which supplies flexible copper-clad laminates (FCCL) and PV module backsheets, has announced lackluster sales for December due to decreased demand...
Friday 4 January 2019
iPhone supply chain bracing for impacts
The supply chain of iPhone devices is bracing for major turbulence after Apple lowered its guidance for its fiscal first-quarter 2019 ended December 29, 2018 due to weak sales of...
Thursday 3 January 2019
Apple lowers guidance for fiscal 1Q19 on weak iPhone sales in China
Apple has revised its guidance for fiscal first-quarter 2019 ended on December 29, expecting revenues of about US$84 billion, lower than the original estimate for the period, according...
Tuesday 27 November 2018
Supply chain partners see mixed impacts from iPhone order cuts
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been little affected by a cutback in chip orders for Apple's new iPhones as many of its other fabless clients are queuing for...
Thursday 22 November 2018
Shares of Apple supply chain makers tumbling
A number of Apple's supply chain makers in Taiwan have seen their shares decline sharply and also get downgraded recently amid growing concerns of sluggish sales of new iPhones launched...
Thursday 1 November 2018
Supply chain not upbeat about order prospects for new MacBook Air
Despite Apple's recent launch of an all-new MacBook Air, supply chain partners are conservative about order momentum for the new device and they do not expect to benefit significantly...
Wednesday 31 October 2018
Apple announces new MacBook Air with Touch ID
Apple has introduced a new MacBook Air, bringing a 13-inch Retina display, Touch ID, and the latest processors to the vendor's notebook product line.
Wednesday 31 October 2018
Apple announces new iPad Pros with all-screen design
Apple has introduced new all-screen iPad Pros, one coming with an 11-inch Liquid Retina display and one with a 12.9-inch display. Both machines feature Face ID, allowing users to...
Tuesday 16 October 2018
Taiwan suppliers remain cautious about orders for new iPhones
Despite the iPhone XR slated for launch in the latter half of October, Taiwan-based suppliers engaged in the Apple supply chain remain cautious about orders for the new iPhone series...
Friday 12 October 2018
TSMC to be only supplier of Apple A13 chips in 2019
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is set to win all orders for A13 chips that Apple will reelase in 2019, extending its dominance in the pure-play foundry sector,...
Friday 5 October 2018
Apple to face iPhone pricing issue during transition to 5G
With the global communications industry beginning to migrate from 4G to 5G from 2019 onwards, Apple may find it difficulty to determine its iPhone product mix and pricing strategy,...
Tuesday 2 October 2018
Apple hardware-centric policy may no longer be viable
With sales of a series of Apple's products including the iPhone, MacBook, iMac, Apple TV, iPad and HomePod having fallen below expectations recently, Apple had better adjust its hardware-centric...
Wednesday 19 September 2018
Shipments of iPhone XR to start gaining momentum in October
Shipments of the LCD-based 6.1-inch iPhone XR from Apple's smartphone supply chain are expected to ramp up to 20 million units in October, according to industry sources.
Monday 17 September 2018
Apple supply chain makers facing uncertainty over new iPhone sales
Taiwan's makers in the iPhone supply chain are likely to face increasing uncertainty over their sales outlook for the fourth quarter of 2018 due to the high pricing of the just-released...
Thursday 13 September 2018
Apple Watch Series 4 unveiled
Apple has introduced the Apple Watch Series 4, featuring a new display, electrocardiogram and fall detection. While retaining the original design, the fourth-generation Apple Watch...