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Global Notebook Shipments in Q1 2020 Estimated to Decrease 29-36% Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Monday February 17, 2020 5:39 am PST by
Following reports of potential production delays on iPhone components and even shipping delays for products like the Mac Pro, DigiTimes reports today that global notebook shipments could fall up to 36 percent in the first quarter of 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. This includes Apple supplier Quanta Computer, which produces Apple's MacBook line. Suppliers like Quanta have moved volume...

Quanta Reportedly Supplying Apple With 'Autonomous Driving Solutions'

Friday October 18, 2019 8:53 am PDT by
While the status of Apple's electric vehicle plans are unclear at this point, hit-or-miss DigiTimes reports that Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer is currently supplying Apple with unspecified "autonomous driving solutions." Tesla Autopilot illustration An excerpt from the paywalled report, emphasis ours:With the test of its autonomous vehicle, Quanta is now able to prove its ability in...

Quanta Reportedly Likely to Stop Assembling the Apple Watch in 2020 Due to Profit Concerns

Wednesday October 16, 2019 9:37 am PDT by
Quanta Computer will likely stop taking assembly orders for the Apple Watch at some point in 2020 due to profit concerns, and may sell its manufacturing plant in Changshu, China dedicated to assembling the wearable device, according to industry sources cited by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes. The full DigiTimes story is not yet available, but a paywalled preview reads as follows:Quanta may...

Apple's New Mac Pro Won't Be 'Made in USA' as Production Reportedly Moving to China

Friday June 28, 2019 7:44 am PDT by
While the current Mac Pro has been manufactured in Texas since it was released in 2013, The Wall Street Journal reports that the new ‌Mac Pro‌ unveiled earlier this month will be assembled by Quanta Computer in China. Quanta is said to be ramping up production of the new ‌Mac Pro‌ at a factory near Shanghai, and given lower wages and closer proximity to other Apple suppliers in Asia, the...

Apple Investigating Report of Forced Student Labor at Chinese Factory

Monday October 29, 2018 6:28 am PDT by
Apple today said it is "urgently investigating" a report that claims Apple Watch manufacturer Quanta Computer has subjected teenage students to illegal work conditions at its factory in the Chinese city of Chongqing. "We are urgently investigating the report that student interns added in September are working overtime and night shifts," Apple said, in a statement issued to CNN. "We have zero ...

Quanta Said to Manufacture Apple's Upcoming 'Inexpensive Notebooks' in September Quarter

Monday August 13, 2018 6:24 am PDT by
Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta will fulfill orders for new "inexpensive notebooks" from Apple in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to DigiTimes, suggesting they could be released in September or October. The report does not provide additional information about the notebooks, but two reliable sources in Bloomberg News reporter Mark Gurman and TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi...

MacBook Pro Reportedly Won't See Any Major Upgrades in 2018

Monday January 15, 2018 1:49 am PST by
Apple currently has no plans to make any major upgrades to its MacBook Pro lineup in 2018, according to DigiTimes. Of course, if accurate, the report doesn't rule out a MacBook Pro refresh or update of any kind this year. An excerpt from the report, citing sources within Apple's supply chain:The sources revealed that Foxconn had been aggressively working to land more MacBook orders from...

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...

Multiple Apple Suppliers Share Revenue Reports Ahead of 'Peak' iPhone and Apple Watch Season

Monday August 14, 2017 6:24 am PDT by
A collection of Apple suppliers have shared revenue reports today, which also provide a glimpse into the upcoming "peak" iPhone and Apple Watch manufacturing season. Starting off, Foxconn looked back at its profits in July and reported consolidated revenues of NT$315.06 billion (US$10.62 billion) for the month, which marks an increase of 7.53 percent year-on-year. For the first seven months of...

Apple Watch Series 3 Expected to Debut in Fall 2017, Boosting Manufacturing Partner Quanta's Revenue

Tuesday July 25, 2017 7:27 am PDT by
Apple has sourced Quanta Computer as the primary manufacturer of the Apple Watch since the original wearable device began a production ramp-up in late 2014/early 2015 for its official launch in the spring of 2015. The supplier was again the sole source of Apple Watch manufacturing for the Series 2 models in 2016, and a new article out today by Chinese-language site Economic Daily News has...

New Apple Watch to Launch in Fall 2017 With Improved Battery Life But No Major Design Changes

Tuesday January 3, 2017 2:02 am PST by
Apple's third-generation Apple Watch is expected to be unveiled in the third quarter of 2017 and will focus on improving battery life and overall performance, according to a new report out of China. On Tuesday, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) claimed the next iteration of the wearable device will be manufactured by Taiwan-based Quanta, which was also responsible for the...

Apple Watch 2 Said to Enter Mass Production in Mid 2016

Tuesday January 26, 2016 4:15 am PST by
Quanta will be the sole manufacturer of the second-generation Apple Watch, according to a few sources out of the China supply chain (via DigiTimes). The same sources believe that the manufacturing company will ramp up mass production on the "Apple Watch 2" sometime in the second quarter of 2016, following reports that it began a trial production on the smartwatch this month. The reason for...

Quanta May Begin Trial Production of Apple Watch 2 This Month

Wednesday January 13, 2016 4:24 am PST by
A new report out of China today points to an earlier than expected trial production of the unannounced "Apple Watch 2," expected to begin as soon as the end of January. According to Taiwanese website Commercial Times (via G for Games), the second generation of the Apple Watch will be manufactured by Quanta, which was also responsible for last year’s production of the original smartwatch....

Quanta Reportedly Developing Next-Gen Apple Watch for 2016 Launch

Friday November 13, 2015 9:17 am PST by
Quanta Computer is reportedly working with Apple on development of the next-generation Apple Watch, according to Chinese-language website United Daily News [Google Translate]. The report is based on recent comments made by Quanta Computer chairman Barry Lam, who allegedly said development of Apple's next wearable device is underway. Quanta assembles the current Apple Watch. UDN claims the...

Apple Watch Production Back on Track After 'Labor Shortages' Caused Initial Delays

Friday May 15, 2015 7:00 am PDT by
The Apple Watch has been in high demand since the wearable began accepting pre-orders over a month ago, with the first wave of Space Black Link Bracelet, Leather Loop, and Modern Buckle just now shipping to customers this week. A few reports have pointed to defective Taptic Engines produced by an Apple supplier in Shenzhen, China as the main reason behind the bottleneck, but a new story today ...

Apple May Be Working With Quanta Computer on Larger iPad

Tuesday September 24, 2013 5:54 pm PDT by
Apple is continuing development of its rumored larger-sized iPad and working with supplier Quanta Computer, reports Chinese site United Daily News (via Mac Otakara) [Google Translation]. The report from United Daily News refers to the larger tablet as a 12-inch device, but rumors from The Wall Street Journal suggest that Apple is actually testing an iPad that is closer to 13-inches diagonally. ...