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According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal (via Forbes) the Taiwan‘s Fair Trade Commission has fined Apple 20 million Taiwan dollars (US$670,000) and ordered to stop interfering with mobile service providers and handset distributors’ pricing. The Commission found that the Cupertino-based company violated article 18 of Taiwan’s Fair Trade Act in Taiwan. Apple has the right to appeal the decision. According to the report: Apple Inc. has been fined 20 million New Taiwan dollars (US$670,000) and ordered to stop interfering with mobile service providers and handset distributors’ pricing, Taiwan’s Fair Trade CommissionRead More
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Here’s Why Apple’s Deal With China Mobile Is A Game-Changer Writing for the Motley Fool,  Joe Tenebruso describes Apple’s rumoured deal with China Mobile as  game-changer. Joe Tenebruso quotes long time Apple analyst , Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who believes that Apple is set to sell 17 million additional iPhone in 2014 because of this deal. Joe Tenebruso: Apple could sell 17 million additional iPhones in 2014 as a result of the deal, which would represent only about 2% of China Mobile’s more than 750 million mobile subscribers. Munster believes this could boost Apple’s revenueRead More
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Apple Orders Nearly 4 Million iPad mini With Retina For Shipment In November  According to a new report from Digitimes, Apple has increase the order of iPad mini with Retina display to nearly 4 million units in November. This is a result of improvement in the availability of components from various suppliers, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. “Currently, Apple’s orders for the iPad mini with Retina have already surpassed those for the first-generation iPad mini,” Max Wang and Joseph Tsai report for Digitimes. “As for the iPad Air, because the supply chainRead More

Posted On August 27, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Apple iWatch Expected in the Second Half of 2014

Apple iWatch Expected in the Second Half of 2014 Digitimes is reporting that Inventec is expected to land 60% of orders for an Apple iWatch. According to the company’s website – Inventec has a TAO RD center, and cloud computing service center for the design in Taiwan. Inventec also research and manufacture notebook, consumer electronics, mobile communication, wireless communication, and server products. This order from Apple is likely to contribute about 19% of Inventec’s profits in 2014, according to an analyst at CIMB Group. “The analyst expects Apple’s iWatch to beRead More

Posted On August 26, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Report: Taiwan Vendors Scared of Cheap iPad mini

Report: Taiwan Vendors Scared of Cheap iPad mini According to a new report from Digitimes, vendors in Taiwan are version concern that Apple may reduce the price of the current iPad mini to US$229 or introduced a low cost version at this price. This will have a significant impact on the current tablet market, according to sources from tablet players. If Apple sticks to the current pricing strategy, it’s very likely that this fear will be realized. “Since the hardware development of tablets has almost reached maturity, other than upgradesRead More
Rumors about Apple’s iWatch project has recently taken the spotlight away from Apple rumored iTV. However, a new report from Digitimes indicates that the Cupertino-based company is interested in procuring  55- and 65-inch Ultra HD TV panels from LG Display. “Rumors are circulating in the market that Apple is interested in purchasing 55- and 65-inch Ultra HD TV panels from LG Display,” Julian Ho and Alex Wolfgram report for Digitimes. “However, the rumors state that Apple is still testing the technology and has yet to finalize its orders with LG.” According to the report,Read More
AppleInsider (via 9to5mac) is reporting that filings for iWatch Trademark surface in Mexico and Taiwan on June 3. This brings the total number of trademark filings around the world to five countries. The list of the countries includes: Jamaica Russia Japan Mexico Taiwan Turkey According to the report: Like the Japan filing, Apple requested protection of the “iWatch” moniker in Mexico and Taiwan on June 3, just two days prior to yet another application in Russia. All requests pertain to computing hardware or, more specifically, portable computing devices. Included in of the filing withRead More

Posted On June 26, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Editorials

Wistron to Start Producing iPad mini OEM 2014

According to the a new report from Digitimes, Apple has secured the services of Taiwan-based ODM Wistron for the production of iPad mini. The report is based on information from Taiwan-based supply chain makers. “Since Apple has released iPad mini orders to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Pegatron in 2013, Wistron may begin production in 2014 or 2015 at the earliest,” Aaron Lee, Taipei; Adam Hwang, Digitimes. “Apple has continued to adjust its supply chain through selecting new component makers and OEMs since Tim Cook assumed the role of CEO.” TheRead More

Posted On June 11, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Featured, Microsoft News

Report: Excitement Fading on Windows Phone 8

With all its hopes pin on Windows Phone 8, it appears Microsoft is in for a rough ride. According to a new report from Digitimes, interest in Mircosoft’s latest operating system is fading given low demands. This information came courtesy of Taiwan-based supply chain makers. “International smartphone vendors other than Nokia have become less interested in adopting Microsoft Windows Phone 8 (WP8) platform mainly because WP8 has had a global smartphone market share of 3%, far short of the originally expected 10%, and Nokia has dominated the global market segmentRead More
  Apple Digitimes is reporting that trial production of Apple’s fifth-generation iPad (9.7-inch) will begin soon and full production will begin in July. This will enable monthly shipments to reach up to 2-3 million units in September, the report states. This information came courtesy of sources within Taiwan’s supply chain. According to the report, the display of the new iPad will maintain its 2,048 x 1,536 resolution as seen in the 4th-generation model. Other key information from the report include: The new display is built on a glass substrate of 0.2mm, thinnerRead More
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Credit: Apple AUO Supply of iPad mini Panels Expected to Slip from 4M Units in Q1 to 2.8M Unit in Q2 According to a new report from Digitimes, AU Optronics’ (AUO) shipments of panels for the iPad mini are expected to decrease from four million units in the first quarter of 2013 to 2.5-2.8 million units in the second. This information came courtesy of sources in the Taiwan-based supply chain. This news should not be too surprising given that Apple is set to launch the next generation iPad mini with Retina displayRead More
Digitimes is reporting that Apple is set to launch a low-cost iPhone  Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013 in June. However, the Cupertino-based company is likely to ship in small volume to test the market. This information came from sources from the iPhone supply chain in Taiwan, the report states. “Speculation currently circulating in the iPhone supply chain in Taiwan indicate that Apple plans to launch an inexpensive model targeting emerging markets with initial quarterly shipments of only 2.5-3.0 million units to test market response,”  Ninelu Tu and Steve Shen reportRead More