Tag Archive: Suppliers


Apple suppliers battle it out over iPhone’s AMOLED displays

Two Apple partners, Foxconn and Samsung, are battling it out to win orders to provide Apple with the next-gen displays for its future iPhones. Samsung is a leader in OLED display research and AMOLED production, and is reportedly “on the fast track” to build a dedicated facility with the sole purpose of supplying the high […]

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Apple’s suppliers complain of lower than normal orders for Q2

Tim Cook admitted back in January that Apple’s growth wasn’t going to be at usual stratospheric levels during the first three months of 2016. And, based on a new report, things aren’t likely to pick up too much in the April-June quarter, either. Citing “industry sources,” chip orders placed by Apple to its suppliers are […]

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Apple’s suppliers are hurting over weak iPad demand

iPad sales dipped below 10 million this quarter for the first time since 2011 — and the lack of demand for tablets is hurting Apple’s suppliers. According to a new report, the Taiwan-based company Coretronic, which provides backlight units for Apple, has been forced to cut down its work force at three separate factories in Taiwan, while […]

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Chinese devaluation is terrible for Apple, great for its suppliers

China’s surprise devaluation of the yuan is likely to have a massive impact on Apple and its suppliers. China devalued its currency in an attempt to boost a flagging economy — resulting in the country’s biggest one-day loss in 20 years. And while some will be celebrating, others (likely including Tim Cook) can’t be too happy about […][Read More…]

Chinese devaluation is terrible for Apple, great for its suppliers

China’s surprise devaluation of the yuan is likely to have a massive impact on Apple and its suppliers. China devalued its currency in an attempt to boost a flagging economy — resulting in the country’s biggest one-day loss in 20 years. And while some will be celebrating, others (likely including Tim Cook) can’t be too happy about […][Read More…]

Apple Watch demand not enough for suppliers to break even

Apple told investors earlier this month that sales of the Apple Watch have far exceeded its own internal expectations, but some of the companies that are making parts for the new wearable are claiming that they can’t even break even because demand is so weak. Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) which makes the system-in-package case […][Read More…]

Court docs reveal how Apple treats its suppliers (badly)

Apple and its former sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies have stayed quiet about their disastrous relationship, but newly unsealed court documents reveal that the two companies never had a chance of making things work. Judge Henry Boroff ordered the sealed…Read more ›

Court docs reveal how Apple treats its suppliers (badly)

Apple and its former sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies have stayed quiet about their disastrous relationship, but newly unsealed court documents reveal that the two companies never had a chance of making things work. Judge Henry Boroff ordered the sealed…Read more ›

Apple slaps suppliers with a $50m fine for leaking secrets

Apple’s bankrupt sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies might have stayed quiet about the reasons for the bankruptcy, but a few details are nonetheless starting to emerge. Two of the most intriguing tidbits concerning the case regard the cost of sapphire…Read more ›

The sapphire’s safe: Other suppliers are lined up for Apple Watch

With GT Advanced Technologies asking permission to close down its Arizona factory after less than a year, it’s a fair question to ask where exactly Apple plans to get the sapphire displays for its forthcoming Apple Watch. Earlier this week, KGI…Read more ›