Up nearly 82% from 2010's 47.5 million, overtaking Nokia for the first time
DigiTimes, a Taipai-based daily that keeps as close tabs as any publication on the Asian supply chain, posted its estimates Tuesday for where it thinks the top 10 smartphone manufacturers will be at year's end.
Although Apple (AAPL) will have shipped the most units -- 86.4 million, up 81.9% from 2010 -- according to DigiTimes analyst Luke Lin, it's being MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 6, 2011 8:12 AM ET
No, they don't plan to produce "one last run" in order to make it up in volume
Can you spot the dissemblance in the announcement posted Monday on Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) The Next Bench blog?
Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don't know exactly when these units will be available or how many we'll get, and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 31, 2011 11:51 AM ET
Ron Johnson, who came to Apple from Target, is headed back to his retail roots
Among the senior vice presidents on whom Steve Jobs depends to run Apple (AAPL), three stand out: Tim Cook, the master of Apple's supply chain; Jony Ive, its genius designer; and Ron Johnson, the man who built the Apple Store.
Jobs is reportedly losing one of them today. According to the Wall Street Journal, J.C. Penney (JCP) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 14, 2011 12:16 PM ET
Three sources tell Reuters production for the new model will be starting in July or August
Reuters, a wire service that still maintains extensive bureaus in the Far East, cites "three people with direct knowledge of the company's supply chain" who say that Apple's (AAPL) next generation iPhone won't ship until September.
The new phone will be largely the same as the old one, according to Reuters, but will have a faster MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 20, 2011 5:54 AM ET
Online shipping delays shrank Thursday to 3 to 4 weeks from 4 to 5
Here's a surprise, given the U.S. stockouts, the disappointed customers and the queues already forming overseas in advance of the launch scheduled for Friday in 25 more countries:
The iPad 2 ship times on Apple's (AAPL) U.S. online store improved this afternoon, shrinking to 3-4 weeks from 4-5 weeks just this morning. The wait is even shorter in, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 24, 2011 3:11 PM ET
In a post-tsunami teardown, iSuppli identifies vulnerabilities in Apple's supply chain
Many analysts have tried to gauge the effect of Japan's troubles on Apple's (AAPL) supply-constrained iPad 2, but the report issued Thursday afternoon by iSuppli's Andrew Rassweiler is the most thorough we've seen. He identifies five key components:
NAND flash memory from Toshiba Corp.
DRAM (dynamic random access memory) from Elpida Memory Inc.
An electronic compass from AKM Semiconductor
The touch screen overlay glass MORE
Its own audit found toxic chemicals, underage workers, bribery and falsified records
"Foxconn is not a sweatshop," Steve Jobs told the audience at All Things Digital last June, speaking of the world's largest electronics manufacturer and Apple's (AAPL) primary supplier of iPhones, iPads, iPods and Macs.
But the company's 2011 Supplier Responsibility progress report, issued earlier this week, found plenty of room for improvement in its extensive Asian supply chain. In first-time MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 16, 2011 1:29 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
As Apple gears up production, its Asian supply chain has started to sprout leaks
Two cameras, front and rear. Slimmer. Lighter. A better-resolution display.
Those are the salient details in a Reuters report Friday describing the next-generation iPad, now entering production for what is presumed to be an April launch.
The report, datelined Hong Kong and Taipei, cites four unnamed sources who claim to have inside knowledge about five of Apple's (AAPL) suppliers.
Touchscreen MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 10, 2010 6:09 AM ET
That's the target, according to the latest reports from Apple's Chinese supply chain
A report in DigiTimes early Tuesday that Foxconn has been ordered to begin shipping the next generation iPad within the next 100 days -- with initial shipments to reach 400,000 to 600,000 units -- sparked a flurry of headlines suggesting that Apple (AAPL) had shortened its production cycle and might start selling the iPad 2 before the end MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 7, 2010 8:22 AM ET
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