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.
As rumors of a new, smaller “iPhone nano” swirl across the pipes, a report from Taiwan indicates that Apple may choose to go in the other direction for the next iPhone -- essentially keeping the same form factor but increasing the screen size to four inches to better compete with Android smartphones.
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.
Take this with a grain of salt, but a new report out of Taiwan claims that Apple has raised their global shipment goal for the iPhone from 19 million units in the first quarter of 2011 to 20-21 million units, which could include the fabled Verizon model.
While the iPad continues to ride high in the tablet market, the rumors have been flying fast and furious as to what the next model might bring. One of the most obvious is a camera, and a new report claims that a Taiwanese supplier has already been picked to provide it.
It seems inevitable that with a company’s runaway success, the costs of doing business increase exponentially. That may be the case with Apple, as a new report claims that Foxconn parent company Hon Hai will be increasing its prices for some clients, including Apple.
Finally, the Taiwanese Economic Daily News got the scoop on who will be supplying parts for the rumored seven-inch iPad. We know they're still just rumors, but what they're saying lends a touch of credibility to everything we've heard about the new iPad, which we're sure Apple will be refreshing soon. Here's the rundown, after the jump.
Earlier this week, the new unibody Mac mini went on sale in Taiwan. However, Apple accidentally listed the Mac mini with 8GBs of RAM for $19,900 NT, but was supposed to be priced at $47,000 NT. This of course, led to a blunder in Apple's history as the company raised the purchase price on orders from the $19,900 NT to $47,000 NT.