MediaTek angling for future iPhone 5G modem orders, enters HomePod supply chain in meantime

MediaTek is a possible alternative modem manufacturer for Apple to consider for future iPhones. Amidst its disputes with Qualcomm over patent royalties, Apple has turned to Intel to reduce Qualcomm’s marketshare over iPhone modems. However, it has been reported that Apple is also considering to bring MediaTek onboard as a second supplier. Digitimes says that […]

Opinion: Constrained iPhone X supply will create a secondary spike in iPhone 8 sales before holidays

Launch day has arrived for the iPhone 8 along with Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K. So far, demand for the more iterative iPhone 8 has appeared to be weak as many wait for iPhone X. However, with iPhone X rumored to have hit another production setback, we could see iPhone 8 sales […]

Apple said to be setting up distribution center in India to gain greater control of the supply chain

According to a report from the The Economic Times, Apple is planning to set up a distribution center in India. The move comes as Apple is working to establish a retail presence in the country and has faced challenges due to local regulations. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Supply Chain Rumors Reaffirm iPhone 7 Will Not Have Headphone Jack

Six weeks ago, Japanese website Mac Otakara reported that Apple is planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector for both connectivity and audio output. Adding fuel to the rumor, Chinese websites Anzhuo.cn [Google Translate] and Wei Feng [Google Translate] cite supply chain news from […]