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Rumors Persist About Apple Selling iPhone 12 Models Without a Charger or EarPods in the Box

Thursday August 27, 2020 9:04 am PDT by
Apple has decided to sell its upcoming iPhone 12 models without a few accessories such as a power adapter and wired EarPods, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce, corroborating a widespread rumor. TrendForce notes that iPhone 12 models will be more expensive for Apple to manufacture due to 5G support, so removing these accessories from the box will be one way that the company...

14-Inch MacBook Pro With Mini-LED Display Expected to Enter Production in 2021

Wednesday July 8, 2020 7:51 am PDT by
Apple suppliers will begin competing to win manufacturing orders for new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Mini-LED displays in the first quarter of 2021, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. Rumors of a 14-inch MacBook Pro have surfaced since Apple replaced the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a new 16-inch model last year. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously said that...

TrendForce: Global Smartphone Production May Suffer Record Decline in Q2 2020

Thursday April 30, 2020 4:16 am PDT by
Global smartphone production could see a record fall of up to 16.5 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest research by TrendForce. Global production for 2Q20 is now estimated to register another YoY drop of 16.5% to 287 million units, the largest decline on record for a given quarter. TrendForce forecasts total yearly production volume of 1.24 billion units, an...

TrendForce: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Will Hit Shelves This Fall

Thursday August 8, 2019 9:17 am PDT by
Apple's rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro will be released in the third quarter, aka early fall, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. An excerpt from TrendForce's press release on notebook market share:According to the 3Q outlook for notebook shipments, demand for Chromebooks remains strong thanks to the back-to-school period; at the same time, we see new products hitting shelves, such ...

Apple's Share of Notebook Market Took a Hit Last Quarter Due to Lack of New MacBook and MacBook Pro

Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:52 am PDT by
Apple recently reported sales of 3.72 million Macs in the third quarter, its fewest in any quarter since 2010. It was also the first time Apple sold fewer than four million Macs in any quarter since 2013. For that reason, it should come as no surprise that Apple's share of the worldwide notebook market took a hit last quarter. Taiwanese research firm TrendForce estimates that Apple...

Apple Expected to Release New MacBook Air at End of Third Quarter: September or October

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:49 am PDT by
Apple will release a new MacBook Air at the end of the third quarter, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. That lines up with either September or October, depending on how the wording is interpreted. TrendForce also refers to a new MacBook Pro in future tense, but it is surely referring to the models released in July, when the third quarter began:The second quarter was the...

2018 iPhones Could Start at $699, May Include Apple Pencil Support, 512GB Storage Option for OLED Models

Tuesday August 14, 2018 3:25 am PDT by
Apple may introduce its upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone with a starting price of around $699 to $749, according to industry analysis by TrendForce. The pricing strategy is said to be partly a response to lower than expected iPhone sales last year, and partly a result of competition from Chinese brands that have expanded their market shares with devices that offer high performance at affordable...

MacBook Lineup Represented Estimated 1 in 10 Notebooks Shipped Worldwide Last Year

Monday February 12, 2018 7:32 am PST by
Apple's lineup of MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models accounted for roughly one in ten notebooks shipped worldwide last year, according to data published today by research firm TrendForce. TrendForce claims that Apple surpassed ASUS to become the world's fourth largest notebook vendor, with an estimated 9.6 percent market share in 2017, up from 8.3 percent in 2016. ASUS saw its...

Strong Demand for MacBook Pro Increases Apple's Notebook Market Share in Last Quarter

Wednesday November 15, 2017 4:28 am PST by
Apple continued to see strong worldwide sales across its MacBook line-up in the third quarter of 2017, according to new market research conducted by TrendForce. Apple's laptop sales once again exceeded ASUS to rank fourth in global notebook shipments, which overall saw a "remarkable" quarterly increase of 6.8 percent and a year-on-year increase of 0.9 percent, reaching 42.69 million units. Appl...

iPhone X Should Push Apple Ahead of Samsung as World's Largest Smartphone Maker

Thursday November 9, 2017 4:59 am PST by
Apple will dethrone Samsung as the world's largest smartphone maker in the fourth quarter of 2017, on the strength of strong iPhone X demand, according to Taiwanese market research firm TrendForce. TrendForce estimates Apple will record 19.1 percent market share in the quarter, encompassing the busy holiday shopping season, which would be slightly ahead of Samsung's estimated 18.2 percent...

Apple's Q2 2017 MacBook Sales Increase 17 Percent Over the Previous Quarter

Tuesday August 15, 2017 4:26 am PDT by
Apple's notebook shipments totaled an estimated 3.98 million units in the second quarter of the 2017 calendar year, representing a quarter-on-quarter increase of 17.1 percent, according to new data published by market research firm TrendForce. Apple gained ground on ASUS at fifth place in the second quarter ranking, with a 0.7 percent increase over the previous quarter to leave both companies ...

Apple Sees Notebook Shipments Increase Year on Year in Q1 2017

Monday May 22, 2017 6:08 am PDT by
Apple's notebook shipments totaled an estimated 3.4 million units in the first quarter of the 2017 calendar year, representing a year-on-year increase of 15.4 percent, according to new data published by market research firm TrendForce. Shipments of MacBooks and MacBook Pros actually declined 15.8 percent against the previous quarter of 2016, reflecting a somewhat similar decline for the...

Samsung Reclaims Title of World's Largest Smartphone Maker As It Recovers From Galaxy Note7

Tuesday April 11, 2017 7:23 am PDT by
Samsung topped Apple as the world's largest smartphone maker in the first quarter, as it continues to show signs of recovery following its disastrous Galaxy Note7 recall last year, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. Samsung reclaimed the number one spot with an estimated 26.1 percent market share, trailed by Apple at an estimated 16.9 percent, said TrendForce. Chinese vendor...

iPhone 8 Said to Have 3GB of RAM and 64GB/256GB Storage Options

Tuesday February 21, 2017 6:01 am PST by
The widely rumored 5.8-inch iPhone with an edge-to-edge OLED display will match the iPhone 7 Plus with 3GB of RAM and come in two storage options, 64GB and 256GB, according to Chinese research firm TrendForce. The report, which outlines several already-rumored features, added that the so-called "iPhone 8" will not have a fully curved display due to production and drop test issues with 3D...

Apple's Notebook Shipments Rise 30% on Strength of New 12-Inch Retina MacBook

Wednesday August 10, 2016 6:57 am PDT by
Apple's notebook shipments, including 12-inch MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models, totaled an estimated 3.3 million in the June quarter of the 2016 calendar year, compared to an estimated 2.5 million in the March quarter, according to new data published by market research firm TrendForce. TrendForce attributed the 30.3% sequential increase to the release of new 12-inch MacBook...

iPad Continues to Outsell Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft Tablets Combined

Thursday July 28, 2016 11:30 am PDT by
Apple released its fiscal third quarter earnings results earlier this week, confirming that it sold 9.95 million iPads from early March through late June. iPad shipments have now declined for ten consecutive quarters, but the lineup continues to outsell all Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft tablets combined. Taiwanese market research firm TrendForce has released new quarterly data that shows...

iPhone 7 Series Said to Have 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB Storage Options

Wednesday June 1, 2016 7:41 am PDT by
Following a recent report claiming the iPhone 7 will ship with at least 32GB base storage, with Apple dropping the infamous 16GB model, research firm TrendForce adds that the mid-tier 64GB storage option may be replaced with 128GB alongside a new 256GB version at the high end of the lineup.Apple is likely to make changes to the storage options for iPhone 7. The 64GB version, which has been the...

Apple's Notebook Sales Drop to Estimated 2.5M as Buyers Await New MacBook Pro

Wednesday May 11, 2016 6:42 am PDT by
Apple reported its first negative-growth quarter since 2003 last month as iPhone, iPad, and Mac sales all declined compared to the year-ago period, and new data shows that notebook sales unsurprisingly fared no better when broken out. MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro sales totaled an estimated 2.53 million in the first quarter of the 2016 calendar year, down from an estimated 3.4...

Apple Surpassed 10% Share of Notebook Market in 2015 Amid Industry Decline

Tuesday February 16, 2016 6:46 am PST by
The latest data from research firm TrendForce shows that MacBook sales continue to gain momentum in an otherwise declining notebook market. Apple passed Asus and Acer to become the fourth-largest notebook maker in 2015, reaching 10.34 percent market share compared to 9.3 percent market share in 2014. Overall notebook shipments in 2015 were 164.4 million, down 6.3 percent from 175.5 million in...