According to iSuppli, that's the purpose of a $3.9 billion investment revealed last month
When COO Tim Cook mentioned during Apple's (AAPL) Q1 2011 earning call that the company was going to spend $3.9 billion over the next two years for unspecified component pre-payments, most analysts assumed he was talking about touch screen displays for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
On Tuesday iSuppli -- now part of IHS -- issued a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 1, 2011 10:31 AM ET
Reports that Apple's iPad lost a big chunk of its market turn out to be premature
[CORRECTION: Samsung's Lee Young-hee was misquoted in the transcript cited by the Wall Street Journal. A tape recording of her remarks show that she was describing the Galaxy Tab's sell out as "quite smooth" not "quite small."]
Judging from Monday morning's tech headlines, Apple's (AAPL) iPad must have got clobbered last quarter.VentureBeat: "Android steals tablet market MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 31, 2011 2:58 PM ET
Product announcements in both phones and tablets (and even TVs) were overwhelmingly Android.
In a note entitled "Tablets everywhere at CES," Bank of America/Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post remarks that CES was certainly a big venue for new Google (GOOG) Android-powered products.
The Android camp has demonstrated this CES that it could present to the market attractive solutions (both hardware and software) that match if notsurpass the product experience offered by Apple, MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 10, 2011 11:48 AM ET
New Year, new price.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is seeing its first price drop next week ifVerizon (VZ) promotional materials found by Droid Life are authentic. I've been expecting drops since the Tab was launched and frankly surprised it has taken so long.
Samsung says it has shipped around 1.5 million Tabs since launch about three months ago which was up 50% on its original estimates.
I'd expect other US carriers to follow suit MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 1, 2011 10:29 PM ET
An estimate based on chatter among touch-panel suppliers seems way out of line
Several sites early Wednesday picked up a report from Taiwan-based DigiTimes that suppliers of 9.7 inch iPad touch-panel screens had received orders from Apple (AAPL) totaling 65 million units for 2011 -- 35 million for LG Display and 15 million each for Samsung and Chimei Innolux.
DigiTimes, which has good sources in Apple's Asian supply chain, regularly publishes credible MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 29, 2010 7:11 AM ET
The new Google phone is now available to the general public. Will it fare better than its predecessor, the Nexus One?
Select Best Buy stores (BBY) are opening their doors this morning ready to sell the Samsung Nexus S. It is the first time U.S. shoppers will be able to see an official Google (GOOG) phone on display first hand. The previous Google phone, the Nexus One, was only available for MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 16, 2010 10:13 AM ET
Among enterprises planning to purchase tablets next quarter, 78% intend to buy iPads
There's not much good news for Apple's (AAPL) competitors in the results of a ChangeWave survey released Wednesday.
In November, ChangeWave researchers asked 1,641 corporate IT buyers about their current and future tablet purchase policies. Although only 7% of the respondents currently provide employees with tablets -- up from 1% in an August survey -- 14% plan to do MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 15, 2010 2:41 PM ET
The hardware has only minor upgrades from phones released six months ago. The key is the untouched software.
There are two major hardware advancements in the new Samsung Nexus S Google Phone. One is the Near Field Communication chip inside, which, at the moment, allows you to scan tags that are around town to get more information about the venue. My local UPS store has one and I scanned the tag there. I MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 15, 2010 1:18 PM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.After some rumor and speculation, Google finally launched its Chrome OS web store, a marketplace not unlike Apple's App Store and Android's market, with roughly 500 free and paid apps, including Amazon's revamped web-based Kindle experience, The MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 8, 2010 6:00 AM ET
|Fast food worker: Protest didn't cost me pay|
|2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack|
|Job growth drives mortgage rate jump|
|GM to discontinue Chevrolet brand in Europe|
|Ron Paul: Bitcoin could 'destroy the dollar'|