Digitimes is reporting that INTC (INTC) will reportedly supply up to half of the modem chips for use in the new Apple (AAPL) iPhones slated for launch in September 2016, citing unnamed industry sources. The news has been met with some skepticism.
We know ASUS has something big coming May 30th, but today we get more details on their plans. Speaking with DigiTimes, CEO Jerry Shen confirmed the company has 3 new Zenfone variants in the works, and that they'll all be running either Qualcomm or MediaTek chipsets in some form. They handsets are also due out in June.
Digitimes is reporting that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has begun to ‘tape out’ the A11 chip expected to power the 2017-model iPhone. Taping out is the point at which the initial design is finalized and ready to create the photomask that will be used for manufacture. more… Filed under: iOS Devices
In line with Apple CEO Tim Cook's recent comments about "very strong" iPhone SE demand exceeding supply, the company has reportedly increased orders for the low-priced 4-inch smartphone in the second quarter of 2016. DigiTimes claims...Show More Summary
Last November it was reported that Apple was working with suppliers to "fully redesign" many of the MacBook's internal components to achieve a slimmer design. Today, DigiTimes reports one of those redesigns is a move to metal injection...Show More Summary
With the Apple Watch 2 expected to launch in the second half of 2016, supply chain informant DigiTimes reports that Samsung and other overseas manufacturers have secured component orders for the next-generation device. Taiwan-based Advanced...Show More Summary
Following multiple reports claiming Apple will release its first OLED-based iPhone as early as 2017, DigiTimes Research says that Apple manufacturer Foxconn will develop AMOLED displays through its recent investment in troubled Japanese...Show More Summary
J.P. Morgan’s Rod Hall, who has an Overweight rating on Apple (AAPL) shares, this morning weighs in on the somewhat vague report yesterday by DigiTimes about a decline in the company’s orders of chips in Q2. That report came at the same...Show More Summary
Apple's iPhone SE hit stores today, but the company's latest 4-inch iPhone may not be enough to help offset an overall decline in iPhone sales. According to a report from Digitimes, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus demand is far lower than demand for Apple's iPhone 6 models last year. Show More Summary
DigiTimes‘s Cage Chao and Jesse Shen this morning write that Apple‘s (AAPL) “chip orders are relatively slow” for chips of which Apple expects to take delivery in Q2 for its various devices, citing multiple unnamed sources. Shen and Chao report that Apple’s sales have been “disappointing” of late, apparently referring to the 6s and 6s […]
Supply-chain sources cited by the variably-reliable Digitimes claim that Apple’s Q2 chip orders are down on previous years, and that demand for the iPhone SE is not high enough to offset declining demand for the iPhone 6s/Plus. Shipments...Show More Summary
There’s never long between Apple launching a new product and the first sales forecasts. Digitimes has a somewhat mixed track record, but for whatever it may be worth its research wing is estimating that Apple will sell four million 9.7-inch...Show More Summary
A recent report from DigiTimes suggests Apple is working on thin MacBook Pros for release this Summer, which will be powered by Intel’s Skylake processors. The report itself is shaky and light on details, but I think I speak for everyone when I say: it’s about time you paid attention to the desktop, Apple. Show More Summary
The expected MacBooks are said to be thinner than the current MacBook Air, according to a Digitimes report.
Digitimes has a mixed track record of reliability with regard to Apple rumors, but its latest report gels with expectations. The report claims Apple is preparing new 13 inch and 15 inch MacBooks to launch in the summer, by July. Although...Show More Summary
Communications chip maker and Apple supplier Broadcom is planning to phase out its Wi-Fi chip business in order to streamline its workforce and product line, according to industry sources in Taiwan (via DigiTimes). The move follows the...Show More Summary
Apple may be left needing to find a new supplier of WiFi chips if a Digitimes report is accurate. The report claims that Broadcom is scaling back its WiFi chip production in favor of more profitable products. As is often the case with Digitimes...Show More Summary
A DigiTimes rumor shared this morning pointed towards the possibility of a future 5.8-inch display in an iPhone, a significant size increase over the existing 5.5-inch display of the iPhone 6s Plus. Rumor sites have expressed some skepticism...Show More Summary
We might see a brand new iPhone with a 5.8-inch screen in 2018, according to a note in DigiTimes found by The Motley Fool. That's bigger than the iPhone 6s Plus, which is the biggest iPhone currently available (with a 5.5-inch screen). The...Show More Summary
Citing pre-publication notes from DigiTimes — a notoriously spotty source for Apple news — The Motley Fool reports Apple has “plans to launch a 5.8-inch iPhone featuring rigid AMOLED display panels in 2018 or even earlier in 2017.” The...Show More Summary