Tag Archive: Supply


Apple Watch bands hit stores in limited supply

The Apple Watch won’t be available in stores for at least a few more weeks, but if you want to get a head start on your collection of band color options, hurry to your local Apple Store now. They’ve finally…Read more ›

Apple broadens its supply chain to maximize profit margins

Apple is reportedly keeping its options open when it comes to selecting manufacturing partners for the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch by broadening the number of companies it contracts work out to. In other words, those supply-and-demand issues that have hit…Read more ›

Apple Watch preorders surpass 2 million amidst supply constraints

While Apple isn’t saying how many Watches it’s sold, estimates so far are that more than 1 million preorders have been placed. Now the industry’s leading Apple analyst is weighing in with his own findings, including why preorder estimates have already…Read more ›

Manufacturing issues could slash Apple Watch supply in half

Apple may not sell close to the number of Apple Watches it wants to in the coming months — and it’ll have nothing to do with lack of demand on the part of customers. According to a new report, Apple’s…Read more ›

Apple Watch will consume a fifth of world’s sapphire supply

Apple will consume 18 percent of global sapphire ingot output making the displays for the Apple Watch, according to a new report coming out of China’s supply chain. This adds up to a whopping 30.8 million millimetres of two-inch (diameter) sapphire…Read more ›

Overtime got worse for Apple’s supply chain workers in 2014

Apple has been getting tougher and tougher on its supply chain. Just yesterday, for example, Apple banned suppliers who used ‘bonded servitude’ as a way to keep workers on assembly lines. Overall, under Tim Cook’s conscientious leadership, conditions just continue…Read more ›

Apple bans ‘bonded servitude’ in its vast supply chain

What if you had to pay a month’s wages up front just to get a job? It’s a concept that’s largely foreign to Western culture, but bonded servitude is still rampant in other parts of the world, namely Asia. That also happens…Read more ›

Samsung could supply 80% of Apple’s future mobile chips

Apple has apparently put its faith in Samsung to build the A-series application processors for its next generation iPhones and iPads, according to a new report coming out of Korea. As of recently, Samsung was competing with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…Read more ›

Apple Watch launch reportedly planned for February with limited supply

The Apple Watch is on track for a February release, according to supply chain sources in China. A February launch echoes an earlier report from The Information, which said Apple will be “lucky” to ship by Valentine’s Day. While mass…Read more ›

Apple’s Supply Chain Is Promising A Retina MacBook Air For 2014

It’s been almost two years since Apple announced the Retina MacBook Pro, and it’s still the only Mac with a Retina display. But according to sources in Apple’s supply chain, that’ll change this summer when the Cupertino company finally unveils…Read more ›    [Read More…]