There may not be a new iPhone this month, but that doesn’t mean Apple is sitting on their thumbs basking in the warm glow of summer. A new report claims that the company is slowing orders for iPhone 4 components, which can mean only one thing: New models ahoy!
Everyone’s favorite Taiwanese tech website is back with a pair of rumors claiming that favored Apple manufacturer Foxconn is getting hit with a double whammy of both component and labor shortages which are creating headaches for supplying iPhones and iPads alike.
Securing a contract to provide Apple components for its iOS devices is only half the battle -- you’ve got to keep pushing the envelope or Cupertino might look elsewhere. That appears to be the case with the iPhone’s ambient light sensor, according to reports out of the Far East.
The white edition of the iPhone 4 finally arrived in stores on Thursday, and users of the ivory model have discovered something strange about the handset -- it’s ever-so-slightly thicker than its black sibling, and no one seems to know why.
Could the long-rumored Verizon iPhone actually have been something of an underachiever? That seems to be what one report is claiming, with Apple reportedly slashing production orders for the handset by half.
Hopefully by now you’ve gotten over the fact there won’t be an iPhone 5 released in July, and you’ve made your peace with it -- but that doesn’t mean that you’ll be waiting until next year, at least according to three sources talking to Reuters.
Remember those rumors about a Retina Display-equipped iPad 3 coming later this year? Well, just walk on by, nothing to see here -- as it turns out, component suppliers are now saying that such talk is much ado about nothing.
While BlackBerry maker Research in Motion isn’t pointing the finger at Apple directly, a new report out of Taiwan suggests that the Canadian company’s new seven-inch PlayBook tablet was delayed a month due to shortages caused by Cupertino’s touch panel consumption.
A new report out of Taiwan claims that Apple has cornered much of the market for touch panel components -- nearly 60 percent. with the intention of using them to meet internal goals of shipping 40 million iPads in 2011.
If you think that Apple’s only hot market is in iOS mobile devices, think again -- a new report from Taiwan claims that the company is one of two major notebook computer manufacturers who are increasing production, while the others are sliding downward.