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Apple Reportedly Lowering AirPods Production Due to Decreasing Sales

Tuesday April 27, 2021 11:28 pm PDT by
Apple is cutting production of its ultra-popular AirPods by around 25% to 30% due to a decrease in sales as a result of increased competition in the wireless earphone industry, according to a new report from Nikkei Asia. According to the report, citing sources familiar with Apple's production plans, the tech giant now plans to produce only roughly 75 to 85 million units of AirPods for the...
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Apple's 'M2' Next-Gen Mac Chip Enters Mass Production, Expected to Debut in Redesigned MacBooks Later This Year

Tuesday April 27, 2021 1:38 am PDT by
Apple's custom next-generation Mac processor entered mass production this month, claims a new report today from Nikkei Asia. Tentatively dubbed the "M2" after Apple's M1 chip, the processors take at least three months to produce and could begin shipping as early as July in time for incorporation in Apple's next line of MacBooks, according to the paper's sources. The next generation of Mac...
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iPad and MacBook Production Reportedly Delayed Due to Global Chip Shortage

Thursday April 8, 2021 2:31 am PDT by
Apple is facing a global shortage of certain components for some of its MacBook and iPad models, causing the Cupertino tech giant and its suppliers to postpone production of the products, according to a new report from Nikkei Asia. According to the report, MacBook production is being hindered due to the shortage of chips mounted onto the circuit board before final assembly, which is a key...
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Two New Apple Silicon MacBooks Expected to Enter Mass Production in Second Half of 2021

Tuesday March 9, 2021 6:52 pm PST by
Apple is planning redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models powered by Apple silicon for release in the second half of 2021, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and a Nikkei Asia report today lends credence to that timeframe. In a report focused on Apple slashing iPhone 12 orders from suppliers, the publication briefly noted that Apple has pushed back mass production of the two new...
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Nikkei: Apple Working on New Apple TV for Release Next Year

Tuesday December 15, 2020 1:45 am PST by
Multiple rumors have indicated that Apple is working on a refreshed version of the Apple TV, and a report today by Nikkei Asia Review adds to speculation that Apple will release a new version of its set-top box next year. Cites sources familiar with Apple's plans, Nikkei's ‌Apple TV‌ mention appears in a broader report about Apple's 2021 production plans. Apple is also preparing an...
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Apple Reportedly Using iPad Parts in the iPhone 12 Pro to Combat Shortages

Thursday November 5, 2020 2:17 am PST by
Amid long waiting times for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro around the world, Apple has reportedly placed large orders for older iPhone models and is reallocating iPad parts to make up for shortages, according to Nikkei Asia Review. Demand for ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ in particular has been higher than expected, and the issue has reportedly been compounded by supply constraints for specific parts...
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Nikkei: Apple Aiming to Produce 2.5 Million Apple Silicon MacBooks by February 2021

Thursday November 5, 2020 12:26 am PST by
Apple is intending to produce 2.5 million MacBooks with Apple Silicon processors by February 2021, according to a new report by Nikkei Asian Review. The initial production orders for the first MacBooks with ‌Apple Silicon‌ are reportedly equivalent to almost 20 percent of all 12.6 million MacBook shipments in 2019. Nikkei Asia's sources stated that the ‌Apple Silicon‌ chips within the...
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Nikkei: iPhone 12 Mass Production Starting Later This Month, AirTags Production Already in Full Swing

Tuesday September 8, 2020 3:33 am PDT by
Apple will begin mass producing the iPhone 12 on a limited scale later this month and on into early October, according to a report today from Nikkei Asian Review. Of the four 5G devices Apple is expected to launch this year, production will reportedly begin with the more affordable 6.1-inch OLED model with dual-lens camera, which accounts for around 40% of Apple's production orders for its ‌i...
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LG Display to Supply 20 Million OLED Panels for 6.1-inch 'iPhone 12'

Tuesday July 28, 2020 6:05 am PDT by
Apple is expected to launch an all-OLED iPhone lineup this year, and while Samsung is understood to be providing the majority of the OLED panels, LG Display is reportedly poised to benefit the most from the extra demand, with Samsung's order volume rising only slightly on previous years. Of the four new models coming this year, rumors have indicated that Samsung will supply the displays for...
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Nikkei: 'iPhone 12' Final Assembly Could Be Delayed to Early October

Wednesday July 1, 2020 2:58 am PDT by
Apple's "iPhone 12" lineup is facing mass production delays of between four weeks and two months because of postponements caused by factory lockdowns and workplace absences during the global health crisis, according to a new report from Nikkei Asian Review. "What the progress looks like now is months of delay in terms of mass production, but Apple is doing everything it can to shorten the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...