Apple refreshed the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro late last year, but only under the hood. But a more hardware-focused refresh is still in the works, and at least one supplier for that future product is seeing improvements in that regard.
Some iPhone 13 models to be released in 2021 may take advantage of LG-made OLED panels with low-power LPTO backplane technology, resulting in a more power-efficient device.
Apple has suspended its partnership with Pegatron, a major iPhone supplier, after finding labor violations at a student workers' program. Pegatron will be banned from new Apple contracts until it takes action to resolve the violations of Apple's code of conduct for suppliers.
Apple has ordered 2.5 million MacBooks powered by its own chips by early 2021, indicating the company is projecting strong demand for the first Macs powered by its own chips.
iPhone 12 Pro orders on the online Apple store have slipped to late November and into early December because Apple is facing severe component shortages across multiple product lines.
Apple's augmented reality (AR) glasses are expected to arrive in 2021, and now Sony has been mentioned as a probably supplier of sophisticated OLED panels for the rumored accessory.
The unprecedented measures carried out by the Chinese government have contained the spread of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, promoting Apple's contract manufacturers to start planning for their production levels to return to normal by the end of this month.
Semiconductor foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is readying mass production of chips built on its five-nanometer process technology.
The coronavirus has impacted Apple's supply chain in ways more than one, the latest example being the company's oft-rumored iPhone SE successor that, instead of arriving this spring, now apparently faces a delayed launch, a new supply chain report claimed Thursday.
LG Innotek's manufacturing plant in Gumi, South Korea that supplies iPhone camera modules has been temporarily shuttered over the global coronavirus outbreak.
China's BOE has been working for some time now to become the third supplier of OLED panels to apple, with a new report alleging that the company has been investing heavily in iPhone-only lines in anticipation of Apple orders.
LG Display said on Tuesday that it would invest 3 trillion won, which works to about $2.6 billion in America dollars, in its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels production line in Korea.