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Sapphire to be used in new iPad, say Taiwan makers

Sep 18, 11:32

Apple is expected to extend the use of sapphire glass home keys to its new 9.7-inch iPad and 7.9-inch iPad mini to be launched in October, and possibly further adopt sapphire for...

Active management of channel inventory has tongues wagging about new Apple tablets

Sep 16, 21:44

Apple is rumored to be ready to release its next-generation iPad and iPad mini in October, as related channel retailers have been actively managing their iPad inventories recently,...

Taiwan vendors concerned about the possibility of cheap iPad mini

Aug 26, 12:19

Apple reportedly will release its new smartphones and tablets in September; however, compared to these new products, Taiwan-based vendors are more concerned about whether Apple has...

iPad and Samsung Galaxy gain market share as Kindle Fire sputters, says Jumptap

Aug 23, 16:03

According to data by audience platform researcher Jumptap platform, Apple continues to hold the top spot in tablet market share, but its chief competitor in the smartphone sector,...

Half of top iPad apps either unavailable or not optimized on Android, says Canalys

Aug 15, 15:39

New Canalys' App Interrogator research highlights one of the deficiencies of the Android ecosystem: limited availability of high-quality, tablet-optimized apps in the Google Play...

Small tablets drive big share gains for Android, says Canalys

Aug 2, 14:32

Over 34 million tablets shipped in the second quarter of 2013, a 43% on-year increase. Tablets now account for 31% of worldwide PC shipments. But Apple's performance faltered. Its...

Digitimes Research: iPad sees its first on-year shipment drop in 2Q13

Jul 29, 15:45

Global tablet shipments reached 29.32 million units in the second quarter of 2013, down 8.2% sequentially, but still up 46.6% compared to the same period a year ago. As overall market...

Apple may see iPad shipments drop to 10-12 million units in 3Q13

Jul 24, 22:09

Apple's iPad shipments are expected to drop to only 10-12 million units in the third quarter, down from the company's announced 14.6 million units in the second quarter due to consumers...

Next-generation iPad to have GF2 touch, say sources

Jul 24, 16:10

Apple's next-generation 9.7-inch iPad is expected to have 2,048 by 1,536 resolution and 264ppi, the same as that of the current model, according to industry sources. But the new device...

LG to ship around 3 million iPad panels a month in 3Q13; expects no 2014 delay for the iPad mini

Jul 18, 20:50

LG Display expects to ship 2.5-3 million 9.7-inch panels a month for the iPad in the third quarter of 2013, according to industry sources.

iPad mini may not be released till 2014, sources claim

Jul 15, 15:39

Apple's next generation iPad mini may not go into mass production until the fourth quarter of 2013, which will likely bring about a 2014 release date for the device, according to...

Pegatron sees on-year growth in June revenues

Jul 10, 21:55

Pegatron Technology has announced consolidated revenues of NT$66.54 billion (US$2.21 billion) for June, down 7.65% on month and 12.44% on year, NT$203.99 billion for the second quarter,...

Apple new iPad set for September; still adjusting new iPad mini

Jul 8, 15:06

Apple is expected to announce its fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad in September as scheduled, while its next-generation iPad mini reportedly may receive further upgrades in specifications,...

Wistron qualified for iPad mini OEM production

Jun 25, 20:47

Apple has visited factories of Taiwan-based ODM Wistron and has qualified Wistron for OEM production of iPad mini, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. However, Wistron...

TSMC reaches deal with Apple to supply 20nm, 16nm and 10nm chips, sources claim

Jun 24, 13:07

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and its IC design service partner Global UniChip have secured a three-year agreement with Apple to supply foundry services for the...

Pegatron to start shipments of inexpensive iPhone, next-generation iPad mini in August, say Taiwan makers

Jun 14, 11:26

Pegatron has landed orders for an inexpensive iPhone with plastic chassis and next-generation iPad mini from Apple and will begin shipments in August, according to Taiwan-based supply...

New-generation iPad to enter volume production in July-August

Jun 3, 19:20

Volume production of a new-generation 9.7-inch iPad will begin in July-August with shipments in the third quarter estimated at five million units. Meanwhile, a second-generation iPad...

Trial production of 5th-generation iPad to begin soon, say Taiwan makers

May 20, 10:58

Trial production of Apple's 5th-generation 9.7-inch iPad will begin soon and volume production will begin in July, with monthly shipments ramping up to 2-3 million units in September,...

AUO supply of iPad mini panels in 2Q13 expected to slip sequentially

May 17, 11:36

AU Optronics' (AUO) shipments of panels for the iPad mini are expected to decrease from four million units in the first quarter of 2013 to 2.5-2.8 million units in the second, according...

Commentary: Price competition over 7-inch tablets erodes profits

Apr 29, 14:29

Tier-one tablet makers have been engaging in price competition in the 7-inch tablet market which has eroded profits, according to sources from distribution channels.

iPad mini shipments expected to fall to 10-12 million units in 2Q13, say Taiwan makers

Apr 19, 11:28

Shipments of iPad mini, mainly due to competition from several 7- to 8-inch tablets, are expected to drop from 13-15 million units in the first quarter of 2013 to 10-12 million units...

iPad mini shipments expected to drop as high as 30% in 2Q13

Apr 17, 14:51

Upstream sources in the iPad mini supply chain expect a 20-30% decline in shipments for the device during the second quarter of 2013 due to lacking demand in the market.

Production of fifth-generation iPad to begin in July-August, say sources

Apr 9, 15:56

Volume production of the fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad will kick off in July-August 2013, according to sources with Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Yield rates for key components,...

Acer said to be mulling 7.9-inch tablet at US$149

Apr 8, 22:49

Acer is reportedly considering lowering the price of its Iconia A1-810 tablet, using 7.9-inch 1024-by-768 IPS panels, from US$250 to US$149 to compete against the iPad mini, according...

AUO unable to land orders for new iPad mini, say sources

Mar 29, 12:18

AU Optronics (AUO), a supplier of panels used in the 7.9-inch iPad mini, is unlikely to land orders for the next-generation iPad mini because Apple will demand Retina-class panels...

Apple cuts iPad mini shipments for 2Q13

Mar 27, 20:10

Apple has reportedly cut its shipments of the iPad mini to between 10-12 million units for the second quarter of 2013, according to industry sources. The figure is based on shipment...

Silicon Works expands presence in global LCD driver IC market

Mar 19, 13:53

South Korea-based Silicon Works saw revenues from the LCD driver IC segment jump by over 100% in 2012, according to Digitimes Research in a recent report, which found that its fellow...

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Commentary: Foxconn relies heavily on Apple

Mar 13, 14:41

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reported February consolidated revenues of NT$235.06 billion, showing an on-month decrease close to 25% and an on-year decrease of...

Apple iPad and iPad mini shipments may be affected by lack of touch screen sensors

Mar 7, 14:20

Japan-based Nissha Printing, Apple's main supplier of thin-film touch sensors for the iPad mini, may not be able to supply enough of the sensors for Apple's next-generation iPad and...

Apple adjusts iPad and iPad mini shipments, supplpy chains expected to be affected

Mar 7, 13:44

Apple is currently adjusting shipment estimates for its iPad and iPad mini products in 2013 to 33 million and 55 million, respectively, according to industry sources.

Quantum aims to solve most common iPad complaints with new all-in-one accessory

Mar 5, 16:11

Quantum is currently working on a new all-in-one iPad accessory designed to address complaints consumers have about their Apple tablets, including the devices' lack of additional...

LG Display sees 90% drop in iPad panel shipments in January 2013

Feb 26, 14:50

LG Display's panel shipments for the 9.7-inch iPad dropped to 600,000 units in January 2012, down from six million units in the previous month, according to industry sources.

GIS expected to bump up touch panel lamination shipments for iPad mini

Feb 22, 11:27

Touch screen maker GIS, a subsidiary of the Foxconn Group, is expected to bump up its monthly shipments of touch panel lamination products for use in the iPad mini to two million...

AUO increases yields for iPad mini panel production; begins developing panel technology for next-generation iPad mini

Feb 19, 20:15

AU Optronics (AUO) has reportedly reached one million in panel shipments for the iPad mini after months of efforts to increase yields, according to industry sources.

Pegatron January revenues hit NT$88 billion

Feb 19, 15:12

Pegatron Technology has announced revenues of NT$88.07 billion (US$2.97 billion) for January 2013, up 60.61% on year. Market watchers believe the strong growth was mainly contributed...

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