digitimes.com

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.com Articles

Sources in Apple's Supply Chain Dismiss Reports of iPhone 12 Launch Delay

Friday March 27, 2020 2:50 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Taiwanese makers of iPhone-bound printed circuit boards (PCBs) have denied reports that Apple has asked them to postpone volume production of Apple's 2020 iPhone by two months, according to a DigiTimes paywalled article. Taiwan's PCB makers in the supply chain of 5G iPhones have denied reports claiming they have been asked to postpone volume production by two months in line with a likely...

Apple's AR Glasses Could Launch by 2022 as Suppliers Reportedly Ramp Up Development

Tuesday March 24, 2020 9:35 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple's rumored augmented reality glasses are under development and could launch by 2022, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. The full report has yet to be released, but a paywalled preview reads as follows:Apple AR glasses under development Taiwan-based optical component suppliers are engaged in the development of Apple's augmented reality smart glasses, which may be...

Apple Still Expected to Launch High End 12.9-inch iPad Pro With Mini LED Display Tech in Fourth Quarter of 2020

Friday March 20, 2020 3:17 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple is still on course to launch a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display later this year, according to Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes. Apple reportedly prefers mini LED to OLED for its medium-size devices and will launch an ‌iPad Pro‌ with backlighting in the fourth quarter of 2020. The claim is made in relation to a separate paywalled article underscoring Apple's eagerness...

Rumored 5.4-Inch iPhone May Have OLED Display Supplied by China's BOE

Tuesday March 17, 2020 10:42 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Chinese display maker BOE has partnered with touch panel maker General Interface Solutions as both companies aim to become suppliers of Apple's rumored 5.4-inch iPhone, according to a paywalled report from DigiTimes. Apple plans to release four so-called iPhone 12 models with OLED displays in the fall, including one 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch model, according to...

New AirPods Again Rumored, Launch Timing Uncertain Amid COVID-19

Monday March 16, 2020 8:26 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes continues to report that new AirPods are forthcoming. A paywalled preview of the report claims that suppliers of "Apple's upcoming AirPods series" are more worried about the COVID-19 pandemic affecting demand of the earphones than the virus impacting the supply chain. AirPods sales could be affected by factors such as closed Apple Stores and increasing...

DigiTimes: New 'Entry-Level' AirPods Pro to Enter Production by Early Second Quarter

Thursday March 5, 2020 5:29 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple's suppliers will kick off production of a new entry-level version of AirPods Pro between the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second quarter, according to Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes, suggesting that assembly of the earphones will begin around early to mid April. A paywalled preview of the report, which should be published in full by tomorrow:Chip and...

DigiTimes: Apple to Launch 12.9-Inch iPad Pro and MacBooks With Mini-LED Displays by End of 2020

Thursday March 5, 2020 4:46 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple plans to launch a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and multiple notebook models with Mini-LED backlit displays by the end of 2020, according to industry sources cited by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes. This lines up with information shared earlier this week by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said Apple is developing six products with Mini-LED displays for release by the end of 2021, including new...

DigiTimes: New Low-Cost iPhone Component Orders 'Deferred' Until Second Quarter

Thursday March 5, 2020 2:41 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple's upcoming low-cost LCD iPhone has reached the final stage of product verification at assembly lines in China, but delayed components mean it could yet be delayed to the second quarter of the year, according to DigiTimes. "iPhone 9" concept render by @OnLeaks via iGeeksBlog In two separate reports today, the hit-and-miss Taiwanese industry publication claims that the so-called "‌iPhone...

'iPhone SE 2' Said to Have Entered Final Production Verification Stage Ahead of Launch

Wednesday March 4, 2020 6:26 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple's rumored lower-cost iPhone model recently entered the final phase of production verification at an assembly plant in Zhengzhou, China, according to industry sources cited by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes. A paywalled preview of the report:New LCD iPhone enters final verification stage Apple will soon introduce a new LCD iPhone series, dubbed tentatively SE2, which has recently...

iPad Pro Update Expected 'Around March,' but Production Slow to Ramp Up

Monday February 17, 2020 6:18 am PST by Eric Slivka
Rumors have been pointing toward a significant iPad Pro update in the first half of this year, including a new triple-lens rear camera system supporting 3D sensing for immersive augmented reality experiences. MacRumors concept of ‌‌iPad Pro‌‌ with triple-lens rear camera system In a new paywalled blurb published today, DigiTimes claims that production on the device has already begun with a...

'AirPods Pro Lite' Production Reportedly Pushed Back From Planned Q2 Start

Monday February 17, 2020 5:58 am PST by Eric Slivka
Last week, Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes made a passing reference to upcoming "AirPod Pro Lite" earphones without offering any details on the product, leading to confusion about whether this would be a third-generation version of the regular AirPods or a new member of the AirPods Pro family. While we still don't have a full picture of what to expect with these upcoming earphones, D...

DigiTimes: 5G iPad Pro Models With A14 Series Chip to Launch in Fall 2020

Thursday February 13, 2020 4:31 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple plans to release its first iPhone and iPad Pro models with 5G connectivity in the second half of 2020, according to a pair of reports today from Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes. The first report claims that the devices will be equipped with 5nm-based A14 chips — likely A14X for the iPad Pro — and support a combination of mmWave and sub-6GHz. Qualcomm is expected to supply...

DigiTimes: Apple Suppliers Gearing Up for iPhone SE 2, But iPhone 12 Production May Fall Behind Schedule [Updated]

Wednesday February 12, 2020 7:11 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Taiwan-based suppliers are gearing up for production of a new lower-cost iPhone, a device that has been tentatively referred to as the iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9, according to paywalled information shared by DigiTimes. While the lower-cost iPhone may be on track, DigiTimes also reports that Apple has stopped sending engineers to China to assist with the Engineering Validation Test or EVT stage of ...

Apple Reportedly Working on 'AirPod Pro Lite' Earphones

Tuesday February 11, 2020 8:06 pm PST by Eric Slivka
Apple is said to be working with supply chain partners in Taiwan on several upcoming products, including a so-called "AirPod Pro Lite," according to DigiTimes. Other products mentioned include next-generation iPad, Apple Watch, and iMac models, all of which will be due for updates in the coming months, although some like the ‌iPad‌ and ‌Apple Watch‌ are unlikely to launch before September....

Apple May Release Backlit Smart Keyboard With Scissor Switches Alongside 2020 iPads [Updated]

Tuesday January 21, 2020 7:43 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple may release a Smart Keyboard with a scissor switch design for its next-generation iPad or iPad Pro models, suggests Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes, although full details are not available yet. A paywalled preview of the report vaguely claims that "Apple's next-generation iPad series reportedly will feature a scissor switch keyboard," which is presumably referring to an...

Apple Rumored to Be Developing 5G iPad Pro With mmWave Support

Tuesday January 14, 2020 6:51 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple is developing 5G-enabled iPads with mmWave support, according to sources cited by industry publication DigiTimes. A paywalled preview of the report claims Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering will supply antenna-in-package technology for the 5G iPads, in addition to 5G iPhones. While not specified, it is almost certain that these models would be iPad Pros given 5G is a high-end...

DigiTimes: Apple Could Launch Two 'iPhone SE 2' Models in 2020

Thursday January 2, 2020 2:26 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple could launch a second version of the so-called iPhone SE 2 before the end of the year, according to DigiTimes. The latest prediction from the hit-and-miss industry publication is said to come from sources in Taiwan's supply chain. The latest news coming from the supply chain is that Apple is likely to add yet another LCD-based model to its ‌iPhone‌ lineup for 2020. This new member will...

Sensor-Shift Technology Could Bring Image Stabilization to Ultra-Wide Lens on 2020 iPhones

Friday December 20, 2019 7:01 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple's high-end 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhones in 2020 will adopt sensor-shift image stabilization technology, according to a paywalled report today from hit-or-miss Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes. While details are slim, sensor-shift technology could bring image stabilization to the ultra-wide lens on high-end 2020 iPhones. iPhone 11 Pro models feature optical image...

GIS and Epistar to Supply Display Components for Mini-LED 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:05 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Following on from yesterday, DigiTimes has provided additional details on several Taiwan-based supply chain makers said to be "poised" to receive orders for components that will be used in a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with mini-LED display that Apple plans to launch in 2020. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed earlier in the week that Apple plans to release four to six products with mini-LED displays ...

Supply Chain Reports Back Rumors of MacBook Pro and iPad Pro With Mini-LED Displays in 2020

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:29 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Yesterday, in a research note shared with MacRumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple is planning four to six products with mini-LED displays over the next two to three years, including a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with an A14X chip in the third quarter of 2020 and a refreshed 16-inch MacBook Pro in the fourth quarter of 2020. Kuo said LG Display and Taiwanese manufacturer GIS will be the most...