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OmniVision, Avago reported iPhone 5 parts suppliers

A rumor from Digitimes suggests Apple is tapping OmniVision for CMOS image sensors and Avago Technologies for power amplifiers (PA) to be used in the iPhone 5. OmniVision will be the main supplier for 8-megapixel camera sensors, with Sony picking up any slack. Avago will supply two-thirds of the...

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iPhone 5 rumors prompted by Apple purchase of glass-cutting machines

Cheesy phishing scams notwithstanding, there is an incredible amount of interest growing in Apple's next-generation iPhone. The rumors about the iPhone 5 started the day that the iPhone 4 began showing up in stores, and almost a year later, they're reaching a fever pitch. Lately the rumors have...

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Labor, materials shortages could affect iPad, iPhone shipments

A rumor from Digitimes suggests Foxconn may not be able to fulfill Apple's upcoming orders for the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4. Sources from upstream component makers claim the Chinese company is facing a shortage of both labor and materials at its plant in Chengdu, China. This facility is one of...

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Digitimes: No iPad 3 this year

Remember back in February when the iPad 2 hadn't even launched yet, but there were already rumors of an iPad 3 set to hit the market this fall? Well, according to Digitimes, those rumors aren't likely to amount to anything this year. When iPad 3 rumors originally surfaced, the idea was thrown...

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Apple's touch panel demand helped delay RIMs PlayBook

RIM announced its PlayBook tablet last year, and eager BlackBerry fans have been waiting months for this QNX-based tablet to debut. According to a rumor from Digitimes, this wait was made even longer thanks to Apple and its stranglehold on the touch panel market. Asian supply chain sources...

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Cover lens supply key for 2011 iPad 2 shipment goal

A report out of Digitimes suggests the supply of cover lenses for touch panel modules may influence Apple's future production rate of its popular iPad 2. Sales of the iPad 2 have exceeded expectation, and Apple reportedly shipped 2.4 to 2.5 million tablets in March alone. Conservative...

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Apple on track to ship 10 million iPads in Q2 2011

Asian newspaper Digitimes is reporting that Apple may deliver over 10 million iPads in the upcoming quarter. According to component suppliers, Apple is poised to ship over 6 million iPads in the current quarter, 3 million of which will be iPad 2 models. As production ramps up and demand...

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Apple reportedly reduces iPad 2 production volume target

WIth an announcement of a second-generation iPad just around the corner, Digitimes is reporting that Apple's volume targets for the new device have been set lower. While both Apple and iPad manufacturer Foxconn are mum on the subject, Digitimes stated that the forecasted manufacturing run for the...

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Apple expected to have strong Q1 2011 shipments despite Intel's glitch

Intel recently had a kerfuffle with its upcoming chipset lines, finding a defect in the 6 series and causing production of certain models to be delayed by as much as a few months. But if you're waiting to buy a brand new MacBook Pro, don't worry -- because Apple is careful about when it upgrades...

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CDMA iPhone 4 production increased to meet anticipated demand

According to the Asian newspaper Digitimes, production of the CDMA iPhone 4 may climb as high as 15 million units for 2011. Pegatron Technology is reportedly delivering its first batch of CDMA iPhone 4 handsets to Apple and has originally projected internally that it would manufacture 10 million...

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Apple said to increase Q1 order for iPhones to 20-21 million

At least that's the word from Taiwan-based iPhone suppliers. In a report today from DigiTimes, sources are quoted as saying Apple has upped its global shipment goal for the first quarter of 2011 from 19 million units to more than 20 million. Even more interesting, but hardly surprising, is that the...

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Apple's iMac spurs demand for all-in-one PCs

When demand for an electronic product goes through the roof, you can be sure that suppliers will start talking. Taiwan-based Digitimes is reporting that demand for all-in-one computers like the iMac has been climbing lately. That's a little odd in this current economy, since all-in-one devices tend...

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Apple reportedly adds touchscreen suppliers for iPad 2

To add to our growing stockpile of iPad 2 rumors, DigiTimes is reporting that Apple has added two new touchscreen suppliers, Chimei Innolux and Cando, with those shipments to begin in January or February. The article says that expected orders of the iPad 2 will be more than 6 million per month. This...

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Rumor: New iMacs and MacBook Pros in the first half of 2011

This rumor is like saying it will rain somewhere in the world during the first half of 2011, but DigiTimes reports that Apple will launch new MacBook Pros and iMacs in the first half of next year. The iMac was last updated in July 2010, and the MacBook Pros last received an update way back in April...

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Is the iPad hurting netbook sales?

It's starting to look like it. DigiTimes, which covers IT news in and around Taiwan and China, notes that both Hewlett-Packard and Acer are getting deliveries on hardware that are smaller than expected. Component makers say that "vendors are clearing inventories, which were high partly due to...

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