Only a week after reports began to show up claiming Apple has cut part orders on the iPhone 5, sources are now claiming Sharp has reduced production of iPad panels. While it's not immediately clear if the decrease in manufacturing is related to the popularity of the iPad mini or an impending new device, one has to wonder exactly what's going on within Apple's supply chain.
The persistent rumors of a cheaper iPhone refuse to die, threatening to eclipse even those of Apple's so-called "iPhone 5S" expected in mid-year. But the company may have to make some compromises to get there.
As the world waits to hear Apple's quarterly earnings report next week, there are rumblings that the company is cutting back on iPhone 5 part orders by nearly half. A sign of trouble in paradise or just business as usual following a busy holiday quarter and the rumored handset refresh that could arrive by mid-year? You be the judge after reading our weekend recap...
Apple are no dummies, and surely they didn't expect it to take Mac owners long to discover that many of the new iMac models were being assembled in the USA once again -- but that appears to be only the beginning.
The new 21.5-inch iMacs hit stores last Friday, so you can just imagine how the folks at iFixit spent their weekend -- but in addition to a disappointing repairability score, the latest iMac also comes with a curious secret.
We know it's only been two months since you first cradled that iPhone 5 in your loving hands, but a new rumor claims that Apple is already ramping up trial production of the next model, which could arrive in the first quarter of next year.
Between labor unrest and the media spotlight on poor working conditions at its plants, Apple manufacturer Foxconn can't seem to get a break -- but it seems the biggest challenge is just making the iPhone at all.
In the wake of Apple's recent courtroom victory over Samsung, many pundits have been waiting for the other shoe to drop, assuming Cupertino will cut off the Korean manufacturer's component business -- turns out it's the other way around.