By MacRumors Staff
DigiTimes is a Taiwan-based website that shares rumors gleaned from Apple's asian supply chain, obtaining information from the suppliers who manufacture parts for iPhones and other Apple products.

DigiTimes' sources often provide reliable information, but the site has a mixed track record when it comes to interpreting that information and accurately deciphering Apple's plans. DigiTimes receives a flood of data from the Asian supply chain, some of which it claims pertains to prototypes or test products that never make it to market or change significantly before launch, skewing its accuracy.

It is often best to view DigiTimes rumors with some skepticism until the info is corroborated by additional sources, especially when it comes to rumors that seem particularly outlandish or implausible.

DigiTimes Articles

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Apple to Launch iPad Mini 7 Later This Year, Industry Report Suggests

Monday September 25, 2023 3:16 am PDT by
Apple could be preparing to release a seventh-generation iPad mini before the end of the year, based on a new report by DigiTimes. In an article discussing stagnating global tablet demand in the second half of 2023, the Taiwan-based outlet forecasts an uptick in Apple's share of the market owing to orders for a "small-size" iPad in the fourth quarter. From the report (see bold): In the...
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11-Inch and 13-Inch iPad Pro Models With OLED Displays Expected to Launch in Mid 2024

Tuesday September 5, 2023 6:48 am PDT by
Apple plans to release new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models with OLED displays in mid to late 2024, according to a report today from DigiTimes, citing supply chain sources. The report indicates that some Apple suppliers have already started to expand their touchscreen panel capacity to prepare for the launch. The report claims that the new iPad Pro models will be equipped with hybrid OLED ...
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Apple to Launch 'Low-Cost' MacBook Series Next Year to Rival Chromebooks

Tuesday September 5, 2023 3:00 am PDT by
Apple is developing a low-cost MacBook series to compete with Chromebook models in the education sector that could be launched as early as the second half of 2024, claims a new report out of Taiwan. Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash According to DigiTimes' industry sources, Apple will likely launch the new product line to differentiate it from the company's existing MacBook Air and Pro lines....
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'Major Price Hike' Again Rumored for iPhone 15 Pro Models

Monday September 4, 2023 7:04 am PDT by
The iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max could see a "major price hike" compared to their predecessors, according to DigiTimes' senior analyst Luke Lin. While the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are expected to maintain their pricing similar to the current models, the Pro models could see significant cost adjustments due to their new titanium chassis and periscope camera technology on the larger...
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Apple to Buy TSMC's Entire Supply of 3nm Chips for 2023

Tuesday August 29, 2023 3:29 am PDT by
Apple will receive all of TSMC's first-generation 3-nanometer process chips this year for upcoming iPhones, Macs, and iPads, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. As early as May, Apple was known to have booked nearly 90% of the Taiwanese pure-play foundry for its upcoming next-gen devices. However, Apple is now projected to take 100% of TSMC's capacity in 2023, due to delays in...
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iPhone 15 Pro Models Expected to Be $100 to $200 More Expensive

Tuesday August 22, 2023 4:12 am PDT by
The iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max will be at least $100 more expensive than their predecessors, according to DigiTimes. The iPhone 14 Pro starts at $999 and the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max starts at $1,099. DigiTimes' forecast places the price of the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ at $1,099 to $1,199 and the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max at $1,199 to $1,299. The significant price increase could suppress sales of...
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Apple Suppliers Reportedly Gearing Up for New Macs Later This Year

Thursday July 27, 2023 9:18 am PDT by
Apple's supply chain is gearing up for the launch of new iPhone and Mac models later this year, according to a preview of an upcoming DigiTimes report. "Semiconductor backend houses, such as leading OSAT ASE Technology Holdings (ASEH) and test interface specialist CHPT, are expected to see sales growths in the third quarter of 2023, as Apple's supply chain gears up preparations for the...
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15-Inch MacBook Air Demand Reportedly 'Weaker Than Expected' So Far

Wednesday July 26, 2023 6:32 am PDT by
Initial customer demand for the new 15-inch MacBook Air has been "weaker than expected," according to a DigiTimes report citing sources within Apple's supply chain. The report claims that 15-inch MacBook Air shipment volume in July has been 50% less than originally estimated amid a broader downturn in the notebook market. As a result of this "poor start," the report claims that some Apple...
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Apple Considering Foldable iPad, According to Supply Chain Sources

Tuesday July 25, 2023 7:51 am PDT by
Apple is considering releasing a foldable iPad in the future, according to a paywalled preview of an upcoming DigiTimes report shared today. "Apple, who is rumored to have been working on foldable smartphones for several years, reportedly is considering extending the effort to the tablet sector," the preview says, citing sources from the upstream supply chain. The report corroborates...
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MacBook Pro With 3nm Chip Reportedly Launching Later This Year

Monday July 17, 2023 9:21 am PDT by
Apple plans to release a new MacBook Pro with an upgraded chip manufactured with TSMC's advanced 3nm process in the third quarter of 2023, according to DigiTimes. "Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro slated for launch in the third quarter will feature 3nm processors, according to industry sources," the preview says. The report is likely referring to a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple's...
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Apple Books Nearly 90% of TSMC's 3nm Production Capacity for This Year

Monday May 15, 2023 5:04 am PDT by
Apple has booked nearly 90% of chip supplier TSMC's first-generation 3-nanometer process capacity this year for future iPhones, Macs, and iPads, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes, providing the Taiwanese foundry with significant growth momentum in the second half of 2023. Apple's upcoming ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ models are expected to feature the A17 Bionic processor, Apple's first ‌iP...
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iPhone With MicroLED Display Reportedly on Apple's Roadmap

Wednesday May 10, 2023 10:01 am PDT by
Apple plans to release an iPhone with a microLED display in the future, according to a report today from supply chain publication DigiTimes. This display technology would allow for higher brightness, decreased power consumption, improved contrast ratio, and other benefits compared to current iPhones with OLED displays. The paywalled report claims the Apple Watch Ultra will be the first Apple ...
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15-Inch MacBook Air Stockpiled by Suppliers Ahead of Rumored WWDC Launch

Thursday May 4, 2023 8:00 am PDT by
Apple's supply chain has started stockpiling the rumored 15-inch MacBook Air, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. The report says the laptop is expected to be announced at Apple's annual developer conference WWDC, which begins June 5. Despite the upcoming 15-inch MacBook Air launch, the sources believe that overall MacBook shipments will likely face a single-digit decrease in...
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iPhones Made Up Nearly Half of All Refurbished Smartphone Sales in 2022

Tuesday April 25, 2023 2:34 am PDT by
Apple's sales of refurbished iPhones saw double-digit growth in 2022, further solidifying its dominance in the global market for returned and repackaged smartphones. According to Counterpoint Research (via DigiTimes), Apple's refurbished sales grew by 16%, earning it a 49% share of the market last year, up from 44% in 2021. While Apple controlled almost half of the market, Samsung was a...
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Apple Likely to Add Second Periscope Lens Supplier for iPhone 15 Pro Max

Wednesday April 19, 2023 1:51 am PDT by
Apple is likely to bring on board another supply partner for the iPhone 15 Pro Max as it seeks to recruit an additional lens module specialist for the device's new periscope camera. This year's iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to include a periscope camera system, in which light entering the telephoto lens is reflected by an angled mirror towards the camera's image sensor. The change in...
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Apple Reportedly Axes Mixed-Reality Headset's Exclusive Manufacturing Partner

Tuesday April 11, 2023 4:29 am PDT by
Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Pegatron, which was believed to be the exclusive partner for assembly of Apple's mixed-reality headset, has been removed from the device's supply chain, DigiTimes reports. Apple headset concept render by Marcus Kane. The paywalled report explains that Apple requested Pegatron to hand over manufacturing and final assembly operations to Chinese supplier...
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Apple's Rumored 5G Modem for iPhones Has Suppliers Competing for Orders

Tuesday March 14, 2023 9:01 am PDT by
Apple's rumored 5G modem project has multiple suppliers interested in assisting with final assembly of the chip, according to a new report. While the custom-designed modem will likely be manufactured by Apple's chipmaking partner TSMC, the final packaging stage may be handled by other suppliers. Taiwanese supply chain publication DigiTimes today reported that ASE Technology and Amkor...
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Apple Watch Ultra With MicroLED Display Again Rumored to Launch by 2025

Monday March 13, 2023 1:15 pm PDT by
A new Apple Watch Ultra with a microLED display will be released in 2024 or 2025, according to Taiwanese supply chain publication DigiTimes. The report claims that Apple plans to extend the technology to iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks too eventually. The report reiterates that Apple has been actively developing microLED technology since it acquired California-based company LuxVue in 2014....
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Apple's Huge 3nm Chip Orders for iPhone 15 Pro and M3 Macs Helping to Maintain TSMC's Fab Utilization Rates

Thursday March 9, 2023 2:48 am PST by
Apple supplier TSMC is making strides to improve its production capacity for chips based on its cutting-edge 3-nanometer process technology, according to industry sources, which is expected to debut in this year's iPhone 15 Pro and upcoming MacBook models. DigiTimes reports that TSMC's 5nm fabrication capacity began to loosen in November 2022 as a result of reduced orders from Apple, amongst ...
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Report: Apple to 'Re-Examine' AI Development

Wednesday March 8, 2023 5:42 am PST by
Apple is planning to "re-examine" its development of artificial intelligence, according to Taiwanese supply chain publication DigiTimes. The paywalled report suggests that the growing interest in generative AI catalyzed by ChatGPT has motivated a re-evaluation of how the technology is developed at major companies like Apple, Meta, and Amazon. These companies are purportedly making efforts to ...