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March 31, 2018
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iPhone LCD supplier Japan Display scrambling as future high-end iPhones adopt OLED displays

While many believe that the iPhone X’s display is best in class for adopting OLED, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are still popular phones, even with an LCD display. However, iPhone display supplier Japan Display has been struggling … Continue reading

March 5, 2018
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iPhone X laser supplier Finisar wants to make Apple-backed Texas plant a major tech hub

Sherman may be a small Texas town with a population of just a few tens of thousands of people, but Apple supplier Finisar has big plans for its new plant there … more… 9to5Mac

January 19, 2018
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iPhone chip supplier TSMC anticipates drop in premium phone shipments, Bitcoin to fuel growth

Chip manufacturer TSMC is anticipating a decline in shipments for premium smartphones this year, advising during its fourth-quarter earnings briefing that orders relating to cheaper mobile devices will rise slightly, with company growth likely to occur through embracing cryptocurrencies. AppleInsider … Continue reading

December 8, 2017
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Apple supplier Finisar to scale VCSEL production, suggests Face ID coming to all iPhones in 2018

Apple’s second largest supplier of vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays, Finisar, announced the acquisition of a 700,000-square foot plant on Thursday, a move that suggests TrueDepth and Face ID are coming to all iPhones in 2018. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

July 21, 2017
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Report claims LG will be exclusive battery supplier for next year’s ‘iPhone 9’

Even though we are still well in the midst of iPhone 8 rumor season, a new report from The Korea Economic Daily flashes forward a year to the so-called ‘iPhone 9.’ The report claims that Apple has reached an agreement … Continue reading

November 11, 2016
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Apple supplier Japan Display discusses $703M bailout from Japanese government

Japan Display, a major Apple LCD display supplier, is reportedly in advanced talks to receive a 75 billion yen ($ 703 million) bailout from the government-backed fund Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, one of its biggest investors. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

September 6, 2016
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Apple Seeking Supplier for Wireless Charging Chips

Rumors have suggested Apple is exploring wireless charging as a feature to be included in the 2017 iPhone, and a new report from Taiwanese site Economic Daily News [Google Translate] suggests Apple has begun seeking suppliers for wireless charging components. … Continue reading

January 7, 2016
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Real world iPhone 6s adoption data contradicts Apple supplier channel check rumors

The product mix of iPhone models in Apple’s real world installed base of users shows smooth adoption of iPhone 6s models and no evidence of a decline in demand that would require unexpected production cuts. This publicly available data severely … Continue reading

October 22, 2015
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Apple supplier Pegatron accused of excessive overtime, low wages & unsafe conditions at Shanghai factory

Despite pledges by Apple to improve labor conditions at its suppliers, a Pegatron factory in Shanghai is still paying low wages, allowing excessive amounts of overtime, and housing workers in poor conditions, according to China Labor Watch. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

August 1, 2015
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Apple Supplier Numbers Suggest Apple Watch Sales Are Below Analyst Expectations

We’re all curious about how many Apple Watches Apple has sold, but with the company opting not to break out its Apple Watch sales numbers, all we have to go on are analyst guesses, information distilled from third-party sources, and … Continue reading

May 14, 2015
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Apple display supplier Sharp posts $1.9 billion annual loss, avoids collapse

One of Apple’s key display suppliers, Sharp, posted an annual net loss of $ 1.9 billion on Thursday and cast doubt on its ability to keep operating, although it will continue to live on in the short-term thanks to investments … Continue reading

March 2, 2015
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Apple supplier NXP to merge with rival Freescale Semiconductor in $11.8B deal

Dutch chipmaker NXP — which provides near-field communications and motion processing hardware for Apple — announced on Monday that it would spend $ 11.8 billion to acquire rival firm Freescale Semiconductor, a seminal semiconductor manufacturer and itself a longtime Apple … Continue reading