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Lower-Priced 23-Inch iMac and 11-Inch iPad Models Rumored to Launch in Second Half of 2020

Tuesday April 21, 2020 8:37 am PDT by
Apple plans to introduce a 23-inch iMac in the second half of 2020, with mass production set to begin in the third or fourth quarter, according to a China Times report spotted by Mac Otakara. Apple could likely achieve this display size by simply reducing the thickness of the bezels on the current 21.5-inch iMac. The report claims that the new iMac will be one of several lower-priced...
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Apple Will Reportedly Launch iPad Mini 5 and Entry-Level 10-inch iPad Next Year

Friday December 21, 2018 2:41 am PST by
Apple is preparing to launch a new fifth-generation iPad mini in the first half of 2019, according to sources in the Apple supply chain cited by the China Times, followed by a new entry-level iPad in two versions. The report, first spotted by Japanese blog Mac Otakara, claims that Apple is preparing to launch a low-priced so-called iPad mini 5 in the first half of next year in an attempt to...
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2018 iPhones May Feature Faster and More Efficient Wireless Charging With Switch to Copper Coil

Monday August 20, 2018 8:29 am PDT by
A translated China Times report today claims that the wireless charging coil on at least one of Apple's widely rumored trio of 2018 iPhones will be made from copper wire instead of FPC, short for ferrite polymer composite, allowing for both faster and more efficient wireless charging from a technical standpoint. iPhone X's wireless charging coil visible under X-ray via iFixit/Creative Electron ...
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Ming-Chi Kuo May Lessen Focus on Apple Following Reported Departure From KGI Securities

Monday April 30, 2018 5:57 am PDT by
Ming-Chi Kuo, widely considered to be one of the best analysts covering Apple, might no longer focus his research on the iPhone maker. Kuo speaking on behalf of DigiTimes China Times reports that Kuo resigned from Taiwanese research firm KGI Securities on Friday and, while his next move is uncertain, the publication suggests he will focus less on Apple and more on other emerging industries. ...

China Times Echoes Poor HomePod Sales and Rumors About Possible Lower-Priced Version

Thursday April 12, 2018 6:04 am PDT by
A new supply chain report out of Taiwan echoes a recent Bloomberg News story suggesting that HomePod sales have been lackluster, but as with most channel checks, it can be difficult to draw accurate conclusions. Namely, the China Times claims that Apple has reduced its HomePod shipment forecast to 200,000 units or less per month in the second quarter, down from around 500,000 units per month ...

TSMC Said to Begin Exclusive Production of A10 Chip for iPhone 7 in March 2016

Monday September 14, 2015 4:26 am PDT by
Less than a week after the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were announced, the overseas supply chain is reportedly already preparing for production and component certification ahead of the iPhone 7. Taiwan-based China Times reports (via G4Games) that Apple supplier TSMC has secured exclusive orders for the A10 chip based on a 16-nanometer manufacturing process. The report claims TSMC will...
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New Backlight Enables iPhone 6's Thin Design, May Cause Production Challenges

Monday June 30, 2014 9:43 am PDT by
Leaked images, mockups and schematics suggest the iPhone 6 will be Apple's thinnest iPhone model to date, with a side profile approaching that of the 6.1 mm iPod touch. A new report from Chinese media sources (Via GforGames) suggests Apple may face yield issues with the next generation iPhone due to its decision to minimize the size of the handset. According to supply chain sources who spoke ...
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More Durable Touch ID Sensors for iPhone 6, iPad Air, and iPad Mini Coming From TSMC

Monday June 23, 2014 6:38 am PDT by
A report from China Times (via GforGames) claims Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is expanding its 8-inch chip plant in order to produce Touch ID sensors for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. TSMC is planning to produce 120 million Touch ID units in 2014, a 233 percent year over year increase as the sensor expands beyond the flagship iPhone to other iOS devices. In line with a previous ...
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TPK to Reportedly Supply Flexible AMOLED Panels For Apple's iWatch

Wednesday February 19, 2014 4:38 am PST by
Apple may be choosing TPK as a touch panel supplier for its rumored iWatch, says a report in China Times (Via Digitimes). The Taiwan-based company will supposedly begin mass production of flexible AMOLED panels for the iWatch in the second half of 2014. The report said the iWatch will come equipped with a flexible AMOLED display and 3D protective glass. The rumors also speculated that the iWatch ...
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iPhone 5S to Include Both Fingerprint Sensor and NFC?

Monday March 11, 2013 10:03 am PDT by
China Times reports [Google translation, via Mac Otakara] that Taiwanese chip firm Chipbond has been selected to provide a number of components for the iPhone 5S, including the touch display driver as well as chips to support fingerprint sensor and near field communications (NFC) capabilities. The report suggests that Apple will use the fingerprint sensor functionality to enhance the security of ...
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More Claims of Apple Using Qualcomm's Snapdragon Chips for Lower-Cost iPhone

Friday March 8, 2013 5:23 am PST by
Earlier this year, analysts from Detwiler Fenton claimed that Apple's rumored lower-cost iPhone would use a Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm rather than one of Apple's own A-series chips, arguing that the ability to integrate Bluetooth and Wi-Fi directly into the main chip would allow Apple to save on costs. China Times (spotted and translated by Japanese blog Mac Otakara) now cites an unnamed...

Constraints on iMac Shipments Soon to End, Claim Parts Suppliers

Monday January 28, 2013 5:38 am PST by
Recent production problems with the 2012 iMac have largely been solved, suggesting that supply constraints may ease, according to a report from China Times, summarized by BrightWire.- [T]he company's Taiwanese component suppliers noted that the assembling conformity rate for the new iMac has been improved and mass production started in December 2012. Sales of the device may be boosted in 1Q 2013. ...
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Apple Rumored to Debut 4.8-Inch 'iPhone Math' in June

Sunday January 20, 2013 7:55 pm PST by
According to new information from the China Times translated by BrightWire, Apple is planning to release the iPhone 5S alongside a larger phone, deemed the "iPhone Math" by the report. Because the iPhone Math name is highly unusual and does not fit in with Apple's traditional naming scheme, it is not clear if it is a code name or a potential mistranslation, although the actual "iPhone Math"...

Apple Rumored to Be Testing New 'Touch on Display' Technology for Next iPhone

Thursday January 3, 2013 10:12 am PST by
According to a rumor from The China Times [Google translation], Apple is planning to adopt new touch panels with "Touch on Display" technology for the next iteration of the iPhone. The panels, which have been developed by Apple supplier Innolux, are said to be in testing at the moment. Apple's iPhone 5 incorporated a display that uses in-cell technology, and it has been reported that problems...
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Apple Reportedly Planning Orders for 65-70 Million iPad 3 Displays in 2012

Tuesday February 14, 2012 6:46 am PST by
Electronista reports on a new article [Google translation] from Taiwan's Commercial Times claiming that Apple is planning for production of 65-70 million iPad 3 displays in 2012, paving the way for a significant boost to Apple's tablet sales.Shipments for the new LCD panel, believed designed by Sharp but being manufactured by LG Display and Samsung, were said by the Commercial Times to be...
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Apple Reportedly Pressures Pegatron into Ceasing ASUS Zenbook Production

Monday February 13, 2012 8:02 am PST by
Digitimes reports on an article from Taiwanese newspaper Commerical Times claiming that Apple manufacturing partner Pegatron has ended its relationship with ASUS for production of the Zenbook under pressure from Apple. According to the report, Apple is displeased with the similarity in appearance between ASUS's Zenbook and the MacBook Air and forced Pegatron's hand with an ultimatum stating...

iPhone 5 Launching in Second Week of September? iPad 3 Later?

Wednesday July 27, 2011 6:27 pm PDT by
The China Times pinpoints the iPhone 5 release to the second week of September with an initial order of 4 million units. Suppliers are said to be currently preparing 400,000 trial run units. The news report also reports that the next iPad may be delayed until Thanksgiving due to component shortages. A mid September launch lines up nicely with current expectations for the iPhone 5 release....
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Foxconn to Suppliers: iPad 2 Production (and Next iPhone?) Will Not Be Delayed Due to Explosion

Sunday May 22, 2011 6:40 pm PDT by
Photo via MIC Gadget Beyond the obvious human toll of last week's Foxconn factory explosion, there's been speculation about how the incident may affect Apple's iPad 2 production. Some analysts have already suggested that the production impact should be minimal, but now China Times is reporting more definitively that the iPad would not be affected based on comments from Foxconn to suppliers....
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iPhone 5 Due in Q3, 4-Inch Screen, Metal Chassis?

Tuesday March 22, 2011 12:05 am PDT by
China Times reports (via GadgetsDNA) that the iPhone 5 has entered trial production and is due for production in the 3rd Quarter of this year. Other details from the Chinese newspaper seem to echo previous rumors that the new iPhone 5 will have a metal chassis to improve antenna sensitivity as well as a 4-inch touch screen. Screenshot of iPhone 5 Parts video from January Many of the rumors...