Earlier this afternoon word came in that Thailand had approved Apple's application to distribute two new iPhone 6 models in the country. Now there's more news out of Asia, stating that the device 6 is now in the PVT (Product Validation Test) stage of production at Foxconn in China. That means that production is about to ramp up in a big way.
The new Mac Pro has apparently been a huge success -- to the point that some customers still haven't received units that they ordered way back in January and December. As you might recall, Apple said at the time that orders wouldn't ship until February, and that's a problem since we only have a few hours left in the month.
The big news about the iPad this year largely centered on the sleek iPad Air, but according to The Korea Times (via Cult of Mac), Apple's thinking big as well. How big? Apparently a new 12.9-inch Retina display is already in the works, and we may only have to wait until the first few months of 2014 to see it.
More and more news continues to drift in suggesting that the iPhone 5c isn't quite the success Apple had hoped for. The latest comes from Chinese site C Technology (via MacRumors), which reports that Apple is still cutting back on orders in order to stay in line with the low demand for the lower-cost smartphone. According to their findings, Apple has told supply partner ProTek (Pegatron) to cut back from 320,000 units per day in October to a mere 80,000 units per day.
When the news broke earlier this week that we could start ordering the iPhone 5c online as of 12:01 a.m. PST this morning, it seemed only natural to assume that'd we'd be able to do the same for the iPhone 5s next Friday. Today in a mass e-mail, Apple confirmed that those suspicions were correct. The big difference, of course, is that you might as well just trying walking into the Apple Store if you want one on September 20.
Ever been curious about the work that goes into creating a new version of Photoshop, especially one with as many changes as CS6? Adobe is celebrating five million Facebook fans with a peek behind the scenes.
New reports in today indicate the companies contracted to build the parts that will make up the next iPhone are firing up their production lines. Industry sources claim that Taiwanese suppliers are ready to begin volume shipments of the iPhone 5 soon, with Foxconn already cranking out 150,000 units a day.
Sources claim that Largan Precision (lens maker), TPK Holding (touch panel maker), G-Tech Optoelectronics (reinforced glass supplier), and Simplo and Dynapack (battery vendors) are "all operating at full swing capacity."
Once you get over the disappointment that we’re not likely to see a new iPhone this June, you’ll probably start looking to September and wondering what we might see from an iPhone 5. Thankfully, the analysts are too, and they’re sharing their thoughts with the rest of us.
A deceleration in the manufacturing output at Foxconn, the factory that produces the lion's share of iPhone and iOS devices for Apple, has spurred concern for reduced quantities of Apple products on store shelves. In response to Foxconn changing from "Market Outperform" to "Market Perform" prompted JMP securities to downgrade its outlook on Apple stock. As a result, earnings expectations for the quarter has been reduced from $23 billion to $22 billion.