The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is hiring hundreds of new engineers and supply-chain managers in China and Taiwan as it attempts to speed up product development and launch a wider range of devices. WSJ said the Cupertino-based company is hiring engineers from rival smartphone maker HTC and other Taiwanese tech firms to build up teams in Shanghai and Taipei. This is in addition to several hundred new engineers and operations staff the company hired in China over the past two years. The total number of engineers and operations staff in ChinaRead More
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook was very bullish on his company’s future. He told the WSJ that Apple has bought $14 billion of its own shares in the two weeks since reporting financial earnings, which disappointed Wall Street. Tim Cook reported that he was “surprised” by the 8% decline in its shares on Jan. 28, but says the buybacks show the team is really confident about the company’s future. “It [buybacks] means that we are betting on Apple. It means that we are really confident onRead More
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is reporting that the relationship between Apple and Mr. Michael Bromwich has taken a turn for the worst. Mr. Bromwich was controversially chosen by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, to monitor the company’s e-book pricing reform after they were found guilty of price fixing. Mr. Michael Bromwich had  filed a statement in  Manhattan federal court on 30th December 2013, stating that he’s been largely cut off from top executives at Apple, who argued that his investigation was interfering with their business operations. On Tuesday, Apple has asked a federal judge to remove Mr. Bromwich from the case,Read More
Apple iPhone 5s
Foxconn Exec: “We Are Churning Out About 500,000 iPhone 5Ss Everyday” While the iPhone 5c may be struggling to get consumers attention, its sibling  – the iPhone 5s is having no such problem. According to a report from Wall Street Jounral, Foxconn has boosted production capacity for the iPhone 5S at the expense of the cheaper iPhone 5C as requested by Apple, according to sources. As a result, production of the iPhone 5s has hit about 500,000 iPhone 5Ss per day, the highest daily output ever, an unnamed executive told theRead More
Apple iPhone 5S
iPhone 5S Panels Supplied By Sharp, LG and Japan Display; Samsung Display Not Included Digitimes is reporting that shipments of panels used in Apple’s new iPhone 5s are expected to reach between 10-15 million units in the third quarter of 2013. This will be reflected in Apple’s fourth Quarter Earnings report. According to the report, Sharp, LG Display and Japan Display are expected to be the main suppliers of the panels, with being responsible for seven million units. There was no indication whether Samsung Display will supply panel for the iPhone 5S.Read More
iPhone 5C running iOS 7

Posted On September 7, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

WSJ: China Mobile to Start Selling iPhone 5C

WSJ: China Mobile to Start Selling iPhone 5C According to a new report from Wall Street Journal, the long rumored Apple-China Mobile partnership might finally come to fruition this year. This deal will give Apple access to the 700 million subscribers on China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile carrier. “Apple has asked Foxconn, its contract manufacturing partner, to add China Mobile to the list of carriers slated to receive a new low-cost iPhone, one of these people said. It isn’t clear if the two sides have signed an official agreement or whenRead More
Beijing Telecom: iPhone 5S to Launch with Larger Screen and Wireless Charging?  According to a new report from, mainland China was listed as the world’s first batch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C published listing countries. This information came courtesy of the mainland China Telecom Beijing Service official microblogging news website released a full-iPhone5S/5C book pages, revealing the detailed iPhone 5S configuration information. However, the page was immediately deleted leaving the authenticity of the information in doubt. Here are some of the features of the iPhone 5S that was listed onRead More
iPad 5 Enters Mass Production, Expected to be Released in October According to a new report from China, Apple’s next-generation 9.7-inch iPad mass production volume has increased with an October release date expected. The  report highlights that the iPad 5 mass production volume in Shenzhen and Chengdu Foxconn has reached 30K / day and 10-15K / day respectively. Based on these current rates, the iPad  5 production capacity in Shenzhen Foxconn should reach 120K / day, by the end of this month, the report said. The iPad 5 is expected toRead More
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is likely to bring Retina to the next-generation iPad mini. However, the company will have to procure this display from its archenemy  – Samsung, according to sources in the supply chain. It’s reported that suppliers are getting ready for mass production of the iPad mini in the fourth quarter. There is no indication as to when the product will be available to the public. “Apple is working with suppliers in Asia on its next iPad mini with a high-resolution “retina” display, unlike theRead More
According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple is now testing larger screen iPhones and iPads. It appears that the Cupertino-based technology giant is about to add more colors and screen sizes to their iPhone and iPad range. The Wall Street Journal report states that Apple has asked suppliers in Asia to offer larger screens for their iPhone and iPad. “In recent months, Apple has asked for prototype smartphone screens larger than 4 inches and has also asked for screen designs for a new tablet device measuring slightly lessRead More
Digitimes is reporting that the production problems that have plagued the HTC One are now solved. As a result, the Taiwan-based company has ordered IC parts for the production of several million more units of its new HTC One flagship smartphone. It was reported that the delayed launch of the HTC One smartphone was largely due to component shortages. At the time, Lorraine Luk writing for the WSJ stated that, “Several retail distributors and telecom operators including Vodafone Group PLC said HTC has notified them of shipment delays of the new smartphone.” “Thanks to the availability of partsRead More
Microsoft Surface vs Apple
Microsoft Plans to Launch a 7-inch Surface Tablet this Year to compete with the likes of Google and Apple in the small – medium size tablet market. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is hoping to continue their presence in the  tablet market by launching a 7-inch Surface Tablet this year. “One person familiar with Microsoft’s product plans said the 7-inch tablets weren’t part of the company’s strategy last year, but Microsoft executives realized they needed a response to the rapidly growing popularity of smaller tablets like Google Inc.’s 7-inchRead More