Mobile chip suppliers in Apple’s supply chain are reportedly seeing a drop in orders from rival handset makers as other companies adopt a „wait-and-see“ approach in anticipation of what the „iPhone 8“ might bring, according to a new report on Monday (via DigiTimes).
While chip makers saw Apple’s orders pick up last month, demand from non-Apple customers has been slow, according to sources at backend houses, which don’t expect orders to rise substantially until the fourth quarter.
The A10 chip, which powers Apple’s current iPhone line-up Fabless firms including MediaTek and HiSilicon continue to slow down their pace [...]
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos are among a group of technology leaders meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House today, with plans to discuss how the government can begin cutting waste and improving services.
The Trump administration believes there is an „economic opportunity“ to save as much as $1 trillion over the next ten years, and is seeking the advice of a group of tech CEOs on the best way to reduce government spending through technology (via Reuters).
Methods looked at by the Trump administration are said to include cutting government information technology costs, reducing government costs through improved IT [...]
As Apple gears up to sell iPhones directly through its website in India later in 2017, the company’s successful sale of older generation iPhones in the country has come to light in a new article by Bloomberg. Within India, Apple has let third-party resellers and shops — including Amazon and Flipkart — reduce prices for „retro model“ iPhones, because Indian users are said to be willing to concede in performance and specs for a cheaper Apple-branded smartphone.
One of the older iPhones in question is the iPhone 5s, launched in 2013 and replaced by the iPhone SE three years later in 2016. One user in the country described purchasing an iPhone 5s [...]
Apple plans to reduce production of the iPhone line by 10 percent beginning in the first quarter of 2017, according to supplier data collected by Nikkei. Apple is said to have experienced a similar situation thanks to accumulated inventory of the iPhone 6s late in 2015, which also caused it to lower output of that smartphone in Q1 2016.
The company attempted to prevent the same thing from happening again with the iPhone 7 by curbing production quantities on the 2016 smartphone, but even with that preemptive move Apple is again looking at a manufacturing downturn for its flagship iPhone line in the new year.
In the report, Nikkei cites „sluggish“ global [...]