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Chassis makers doubtful about rumors Samsung to release metal chassis smartphone

Jul 24, 13:58

With Apple's next-generation iPhones expected to appear in the market soon, rumors that Samsung Electronics is planning to release a metal-chassis smartphone in September to defend...

Apple new iPhones to come with different time tables to avoid competition

Jul 23, 21:37

Apple's new 5.5-inch iPhone will come several months later than the new 4.7-inch model in order to avoid competition between the two models, rather than due to poor yield rates at...

Taiwan market: Apple offers discounts on PCs, tablets and smartphones for back-to-school demand

Jul 17, 13:54

Apple is offering NT$1,500-3,000 (US$50-100) discounts for its Mac, iPad and iPhone products to the education sector in Taiwan, looking to attract back-to-school demand from students...

Apple orders for new iPhones to benefit Taiwan component maker revenues but not gross margins

Jul 16, 14:34

Taiwan-based component makers are reducing the thickness of components including panels, chassis and battery packs for upcoming iPhones, and are facing technological difficulties...

AEM coverlay products enters iPhone supply chain, say sources

Jul 14, 15:07

Flexible copper clad-laminate (FCCL) maker Asia Electronic Materials (AEM) reportedly has landed coverlay orders for next-generation iPhones, driving up its revenues for the first...

High-end smartphone component supply may be tight approaching release of new iPhone

Jul 11, 12:40

Smartphone vendors that are looking to release new high-end models in the second half of 2014 are worried about getting access to enough component supplies as many component makers...

Apple rejects Catcher iPhone 6 chassis; places extra orders with Jabil and Foxconn, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 24, 15:26

Catcher Technology's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 chassis has reportedly been rejected by Apple due to defects in the connecting areas between the plastic and metal parts, forcing Apple to place...

Digitimes Research: GG touch panels yet to be eliminated from market thanks to iPhone 4/4s and iPad 4

Jun 10, 11:34

The traditional glass-glass (GG) touchscreen technology was once thought to be heading towards elimination from the IT industry as Apple, a major supporter of the technology, turned...

Foxconn rumored to land 5.5-inch iPhone orders; Wistron gets 4-inch phone orders

May 27, 15:18

Apple is rumored to release a 5.5-inch and a 4.7-inch iPhone in 2014 with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) said to be manufacturing both models, while Pegatron has...

Apple reportedly to develop baseband chips for iPhones in house, say sources

Apr 7, 22:28

Apple reportedly plans to form a R&D team to develop baseband processors for use in iPhones to be released in 2015 and will place the baseband chip orders with Samsung Electronics...

Apple placing next-generation iPhone battery orders with Simplo and Desay

Mar 26, 21:45

Apple has reportedly placed its next-generation iPhone battery orders with only two suppliers: Taiwan-based Simplo Technology and China-based Shenzhen Desay Battery Technology. Dynapack,...

Taiwan market: iPhone 5C sales short of original expectation

Mar 24, 20:38

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile (TWM) and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) on October 25, 2103 began contract-bundled sale of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in the Taiwan market,...

Apple pushing automated production

Mar 24, 13:37

Apple is planning to have its iPhone batteries fully manufactured on automated production lines in 2014 to reduce its manpower demand. The move is expected to trigger other brand...

Digitimes Research: GTAT may supply only 9.0-16.6% of iPhone sapphire screen covers in 2014

Mar 14, 16:27

US-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) is setting up a factory in Arizona for exclusive supply of sapphire to Apple, with the factory to be able to meet only 9.0-16.6% of demand...

Career lands FPCB orders for iPhone 6, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 13, 15:57

Flexible PCB maker Career Technology reportedly has landed FPCB orders for the iPhone 6 and has also grabbed a large portion of Apple's other FPCB orders from rival company Flexium...

Foxconn to land 90 million iPhone 6 orders, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 6, 15:14

Foxconn Electronics is expected to land orders for 90 million units of the iPhone 6 from Apple in 2014, the Chinese-language Commercial Times cited data from Citigroup Global...

iPhone 5c inventories estimated at over 3 million units, says upstream supply chain

Mar 5, 22:00

Due to below-expectations sales performance, recent market rumors have indicated that iPhone 5c shipments drastically deceased at the end of 2013 and inventory volumes have built...

TSMC shifts to 8-inch processing to produce fingerprint sensors for next-generation iPhone

Feb 11, 12:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will use its 8-inch processing, instead of 12-inch, to produce fingerprint sensors for Apple's next-generation iPhone due to concerns...

TSMC to produce fingerprint sensors for next-generation iPhone at 12-inch fab

Jan 13, 21:31

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly will begin producing fingerprint sensors for Apple's next-generation iPhone at its 12-inch fab using a 65nm process in...

Taiwan FTC ruling may change Apple strategy

Dec 26, 12:03

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has fined Apple Asia NT$20 million (US$666,622) over its sales contracts demanding local telecom carriers sell its products at fixed prices. Sources...

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Apple large-size tablet rumored for launch in October 2014

Dec 23, 15:45

Apple is rumored to release a 12.9-inch tablet in October 2014, targeting North America's educational market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Samsung, TSMC to share Apple 14/16nm chip orders

Dec 18, 11:25

Samsung Electronics has signed a contract for the production of Apple's next-generation smartphone application processors to be used in 2015 using 14/16nm FinFET processes, according...

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FPCB makers Zhen Ding, Flexium set for strong 4Q13

Dec 2, 21:14

Flexible PCB makers Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect are both expected to report more than 30% sequential growth in consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013,...

Digitimes Research: iPhone shipments up over 25% on year in 3Q13

Nov 28, 13:55

Apple shipped a total of 33.8 million iPhones, including the 5s, 5c and older models, in the third quarter of 2013, increasing 25.7% from a year earlier, according to data compiled...

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IC orders for iPhone 5c likely to rise in 1Q14, say Taiwan firms

Nov 26, 13:58

With more mobile operators in emerging markets set to roll out Apple's iPhone 5c, IC orders related to the device are expected to pick up and begin to rise in the first quarter of...

Quanta rumored to become maker of large-size iPad

Nov 25, 14:28

Quanta Computer has reportedly landed orders for Apple's rumored large-size iPad for mass production in the second half of 2014, while Inventec, Quanta and Foxconn Electronics (Hon...

Pegatron reportedly sees iPhone 5c orders reduced 50%

Nov 20, 14:32

Since sales performance for the iPhone 5c has been far short of original expectations, Apple is rumored to have decreased its orders to Pegatron Technology by over 50% and has asked...

Digitimes Research: Sales of new iPhones by NTT DoCoMo impact Japan handset market

Nov 18, 22:29

Sales of Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c by NTT DoCoMo starting in September 2013 have brought a number of impacts to Japan's handset market, including changes in the subscriber bases...

Foxconn reportedly to stop production of iPhone 5c at Zhengzhou factory

Nov 18, 10:12

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will stop production of the iPhone 5c at its factory in Zhengzhou, northern China, and shift the capacity to iPhone 5s, according...

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...

WP-based smartphones still face tough road ahead despite 3Q13 shipment gains

Nov 7, 15:40

Although Windows Phone has become the third largest mobile platform in the global smartphone segment, it remains to be seen if shipments of WP-based phones will be able to maintain...

Taiwan market: iPad Air and new iPad mini expected to hit store shelves in late November

Oct 24, 11:16

Taiwan channel retailers expect Apple's iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display to be available in the local market as early as late November.

Taiwan market: FET iPhone 5S/5C pre-ordering dominated by iPhone 5S

Oct 22, 11:12

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, on October 21 indicated that 70-80% of pre-orders so far received for the iPhone...

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...

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...

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    Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Apple has announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus featuring 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays. The new iPhones feature a unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum. The iPhone...

    Photo: Company, Sep 10.

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    Apple iPhone 5c smartphone

    Apple's iPhone 5c features a new design in five colors - blue, green, pink, yellow and white. The smartphone is equipped with a 4-inch Retina display, Apple's A6 chip, and the 8-megapixel...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

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    Apple iPhone 5s smartphone

    Apple has announced the iPhone 5s featuring a new A7 chip, making the smartphone one of the early models to have 64-bit desktop-class architecture. The iPhone 5s have several new...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

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    Apple iPhone 5 smartphone

    Apple has announced the iPhone 5, with a new 4-inch Retina display, an Apple-designed A6 chip, and ultrafast wireless technology. The iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, an advanced mobile...

    Photo: Company, Sep 17.

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    Apple iPod touch

    The new iPod touch runs on iOS 5, which includes over 200 new features including iMessage, Game Center, Notifications and Wi-Fi Syncing to iTunes. iMessage brings the functionality...

    Photo: Company, Oct 6.

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