The global chip shortage has worsened and not even Apple is immune to this industry-wide supply chain problem. According to a new report, the Cupertino company has sharply cut back on iPad production and redirected certain tablet components to the latest iPhone 13 models in order to boost handset inventory and support holiday sales.
5G-capable iPhone SE 3 with upcoming Apple A15 chip said to replace iPhone mini next year
iPhone SE, 5G and the upcoming A15 chip should be Apple's answers to the iPhone 12 mini, which the company apparently stopped producing recently due to shockingly low sales.
AirPods 3 to enter production next month, could launch alongside iPhone 13 in September
AirPods 3 may launch alongside new iPhones in September as Apple has reportedly asked its manufacturing partners to kick off mass production of the third-generation earbuds in August.
AirPods demand is reportedly falling due to increased competition from cheaper brands
Demand for Apple's AirPods audio accessories is reportedly falling, with Apple sitting on excess inventory as cheaper brands have offered more affordable alternatives.
iPhone 12 mass production kicking off later this month, AirTags already in production
Volume production of upcoming iPhone 12 models is slated to start later this month while AirTags, an upcoming item-tracking accessory from Apple, has already gone into production.
Nikkei confirms that iPhone 12 will retail without bundled charger and earbuds
The rumor that Apple will be ditching the bundled charger and Lightning-based EarPods earphones in the iPhone 12 box was just corroborated by Japanese media outlet Nikkei.
The next AirPods refresh could be potentially postponed until 2021
Apple was predicted to update its AirPods earphones line this year, but it's now increasingly looking that the refresh could be delayed until next year as Apple is moving a substantial amount of AirPods production from China to Vietnam to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The coronavirus could complicate Apple’s planned iPhone production hike
Apple was planning to boost iPhone production in the first half of 2020 by ten percent from a year ago, but now its suppliers caution that the coronavirus could impact the production hike.
2020 iPhones said to feature the most advanced 5G chips, made by Qualcomm
All three iPhone models that Apple is planning to release in 2020 will boast the world’s “most advanced” 5G chips available, Japanese news service Nikkei reported Wednesday.
Nikkei says AirPods Qi case will also charge an iPhone, or is it the other way around?
Bloomberg reported yesterday that a wireless charging case for AirPods that's compatible with the long-awaited AirPower charger and the Qi standard is coming later this year, and now Nikkei Asian Review confusingly claims that this product will be able to charge iPhones, too.
Apple could switch to in-house power management chip for iPhone in two years
Apple is reportedly designing a custom power management chip to drive an iPhone battery in an effort to help increase performance of iOS devices while keeping power consumption low.
Apple’s “headset-like” AR device apparently coming no later than 2019
Apple is thought to work on some kind of an augmented reality headset accessory and now a high-ranking official with one of Apple's key Taiwanese suppliers claims that the rumored device will be coming no later than the year 2019.