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Apple's Plan to Introduce New AirPods Later This Year Reportedly Delayed

Friday May 8, 2020 6:48 am PDT by
Apple's plan to release an updated version of AirPods later this year has been delayed due to the global health crisis, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. This lines up with a recent report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that mass production of third-generation AirPods will begin in the first half of 2021, followed by mass production of second-generation AirPods Pro between the...

iPad Stocks in China Dwindle as Kids Switch to E-Learning Amid Coronavirus-Related School Closures

Wednesday March 11, 2020 3:06 am PDT by
iPad stocks are reportedly running low in China because parents are buying them to help with e-learning at home in response to school closures relating to the coronavirus outbreak. Nikkei Asian Review today reports that labor shortages have also seen suppliers struggle to meet production demands, amid government-imposed restrictions in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. "Later the...

Coronavirus Outbreak to Continue Impacting Apple's iPhone Production Into April

Tuesday February 18, 2020 9:05 am PST by
Ongoing delays from the coronavirus outbreak in China will likely cause Apple to miss its schedule for mass producing the low-cost iPhone, and inventories of existing models could remain low until April or longer, according to new information shared today by Japanese site Nikkei. ‌iPhone‌ suppliers, on average, are said to be operating at 30 to 50 percent capacity at the current time, and to...

AirPods Pro Demand is So Strong That Apple is Reportedly Doubling Production

Wednesday November 27, 2019 8:36 am PST by
Following a recent Bloomberg report claiming that the new AirPods Pro are experiencing "much higher" than expected demand, the Nikkei Asian Review reports that Apple has asked its supplier Luxshare Precision to double production of the high-end earphones to two million units per month. The report adds that Apple has also asked Luxshare and fellow Chinese manufacturer Goertek to boost...

Report: Apple to Use Qualcomm's X55 5G Modem in All Three 2020 iPhones

Wednesday October 30, 2019 3:57 am PDT by
Apple's 2020 iPhones will all use Qualcomm's newest and fastest 5G-capable modem chip, claims a new report out of Asia today. Apple is expected to launch three iPhones next year in 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch sizes. According to Nikkei Asian Review, all three will carry the 5G modem chip designed by Qualcomm called the X55. All three of the new iPhones will carry the most advanced 5G ...

Apple Reportedly Increasing iPhone 11 Lineup Production by Up to 10% Due to Strong Demand

Thursday October 3, 2019 10:14 pm PDT by
Apple has asked suppliers to increase production of its new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro lineup by up to 10 percent, according to Nikkei Asian Review. The bump in production would add up to 8 million units to the current production plans as Apple seeks to meet stronger-than-expected demand. "This autumn is so far much busier than we expected," one source with direct knowledge of the situation...

Apple's First New Low-Cost iPhone Since the iPhone SE Expected to Launch Early Next Year

Wednesday September 4, 2019 3:25 am PDT by
Apple plans to launch a new-generation "iPhone SE" in the form of a low-cost 4.7-inch iPhone this coming spring, sources in Asia have claimed. Nikkei reports that the new model will be Apple's first low-cost smartphone since the 2016 launch of the popular ‌iPhone SE‌, which started at $399, and while the name and price of the new model hasn't been decided, "it is viewed as the latest...

Apple Tells Suppliers to Cut iPhone XR and XS Production by 10% for Next Three Months

Tuesday January 8, 2019 5:22 pm PST by
Apple is telling its suppliers to cut production on new iPhones by 10 percent over the course of the next three months, reports Nikkei. Apple made the request of its suppliers late last month, asking them to produce fewer iPhones for the January-March quarter. This is the second time that Apple has recently cut down on iPhone production, and Nikkei says Apple made the decision prior to...

Nikkei: Apple Told Suppliers to Cancel Plans for Additional iPhone XR Production Lines

Monday November 5, 2018 2:31 am PST by
Apple has told iPhone assemblers to halt plans for additional production lines dedicated to the iPhone XR, claimed a new report on Monday. According to sources cited by the Nikkei Asian Review, Apple has informed Taiwanese smartphone manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron of the cancelation, which the report said signaled "disappointing demand" for Apple's lower cost flagship model, which launched ...

Nikkei Dubiously Says AirPods Charging Case 'Will Soon Be Able' to Wirelessly Charge an iPhone

Tuesday June 26, 2018 4:53 am PDT by
An upcoming version of the AirPods charging case will be able to wirelessly charge a compatible iPhone, according to Nikkei Asian Review, although proceed with skepticism, as there's a good chance the report is off the mark. The first paragraph from Cheng Ting-Fang and Lauly Li, in a report titled "Apple to unveil iPhone wireless charging with AirPods":Users of iPhones will soon be able to...

Samsung to Slash OLED Panel Production on 'Weak Demand' for iPhone X, Claims Nikkei

Tuesday February 20, 2018 3:11 am PST by
Samsung plans to slash its OLED panel output in response to Apple's decision to cut production of iPhone X due to "weak demand", the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Tuesday. Samsung will make OLED panels for 20 million fewer iPhones at its South Chungcheong plant in the January to March quarter, a lot lower than its original goal of supplying panels for 45 million to 50 million iPhones, according ...

Apple's Decision to Slash iPhone X Production Volume in Q1 2018 Could Delay Future OLED Models

Monday January 29, 2018 3:05 am PST by
Apple is set to halve its 40 million iPhone X production target in the three month period from January, reported Nikkei Asian Review on Monday without naming a source. The U.S. tech giant notified suppliers that it had decided to cut the target for the period to around 20 million units, in light of slower-than-expected sales in the year-end holiday shopping season in key markets such as...

Taiwanese Apple Suppliers Face Falling Stock Prices Amid Ongoing Concern Over Weakened iPhone X Demand

Wednesday January 24, 2018 6:14 am PST by
Three major Apple suppliers faced falling stock prices on the Nikkei Asia300 Index today, believed to be directly related to "concerns over demand for iPhone X." The three Taiwanese suppliers were Largan Precision, Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn), and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, dropping 4.4 percent, 1 percent, and 3 percent on the index, respectively. iPhone X demand...

iPhone Batteries Could Have Apple-Designed Power Management Chips Within Two Years

Thursday November 30, 2017 5:02 am PST by
Apple is designing its own power management chips for use in iPhones within the next two years, according to Nikkei Asian Review.Apple's new in-house power management chip would be the most advanced in the industry, according to the sources, and could have processing capabilities that allow it to better monitor and control power consumption among various components. That means iPhone users could...

Supply Chain Hints at Apple Releasing Augmented Reality Headset No Later Than 2019

Tuesday November 14, 2017 7:31 am PST by
Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer, a primary assembler of the Apple Watch, has revealed that it is working on an augmented reality product for an undisclosed company that some industry observers believe is Apple. Google Glass Enterprise Edition Quanta's vice chairman C.C. Leung suggested the device will be a "headset-like gadget with a fully transparent lens that allows users to see...

Future HomePod Models Could Include Face ID Technology

Monday November 13, 2017 5:39 am PST by
A new rumor out of Apple's supply chain over the weekend suggests future iterations of the HomePod could come with 3D-sensing cameras supporting Face ID, similar to the front-facing technology on the iPhone X. Specifically, Inventec Appliances president David Ho mentioned recently that the company sees a trend towards both facial and image recognition technology being incorporated into smart...

iPhone X Supply Estimated to Remain Extremely Tight Until Next Year Due to Earlier Production Issues

Tuesday October 24, 2017 5:10 am PDT by
iPhone X shipments to customers will total around 20 million units through the end of the year, suggesting availability of the smartphone will be extremely tight through the holiday shopping season, according to Nikkei Asian Review. The reduction, said to be only half of Apple's originally planned amount for this year, is reportedly due to production issues with the iPhone X's new TrueDepth...

iPhone X Supply Revised Lower Yet Again as TrueDepth System Still Faces Production Issues

Thursday October 12, 2017 7:36 am PDT by
A new report today yet again suggests that customers looking to get an iPhone X this year might face quite the challenge. Jeff Pu, an analyst with Taipei-based Yuanta Investment Consulting, has cut his forecast of the number of iPhone X devices that will be produced this year from 40 million units to 36 million. It's the second time he has revised down his estimate, which originally totaled...

Apple Interested in Developing ARM-Based Mac Processors and iPhone Modems in House

Friday September 29, 2017 5:58 am PDT by
Apple is continuing to expand manufacturing efforts related to the production of its own chips, according to a new report today by Nikkei, which stated that the company aims to "better compete" in the artificial intelligence field and reduce reliance on major suppliers like Intel and Qualcomm. Nikkei's sources said Apple's interest lies in building "core processors for notebooks, modem chips for...

Estimated Supply of iPhone X on Launch Day Revised Down to Just Over 12 Million Units

Tuesday September 26, 2017 9:42 am PDT by
When the iPhone X launches on November 3, initial supply of the smartphone available to purchase could be limited to around 12 million units, according to Jeff Pu, an analyst at Taipei-based Yuanta Investment Consulting. Pu told Nikkei Asian Review that Foxconn likely manufactured around 2 million iPhone X devices in September. He said the number should increase to 10 million in October, and ...