Productions rates for the iPhone 5 are improving, supply sources claim, just in time for the handset to make its debut in more than 50 additional markets throughout December. Now that Apple has caught up with demand, the handset’s shipping delay has been reduced from four weeks to just 2-4 business days. Suppliers now expect the Cupertino company to sell 45 million iPhone 5 units during the fourth quarter alone.
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Will we see more iPad mini components as production ramps up?
Production of the 7.85-inch “iPad mini” is expected to ramp up next month, according to sources in Apple’s supply chain, reaching a target of 4 million units per month. Apple hopes to build enough units to launch the device before the end of the year and serve with busy holiday season. DigiTimes reports:
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Ever heard of MirrorLink? A bunch of really big names in the car and tech world — Honda, GM, Toyota, Panasonic and pretty much all the big Android handset makers (that’s right, no Apple) — got together, called themselves the Car Connectivity Consortium and created a standardized communication format so that smartphones could easily communicate with car audio head units and the like. The format is called MirrorLink, and today [Read More...]
While Apple and Samsung duke it out in Northern California this week, it makes sense to take a little time comparing the two on sales numbers, units shipped, and profit made. And while many folks these days like to bring up the fact that more Samsung devices are sold than iOS devices, those same folks are missing the boat.
According to a report from Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt, via website [Read More...]
If you travel internationally with a Mac or you split life between different parts of the world you can make your computing life easier by adjusting regional settings based on your current location. Mac OS X makes this very easy to do and you can switch from US to metric, change currency, and set the date formats all in one place. Launch System [Read More...]
Apple seems to have reached new heights in unit sales and revenues but its devices seem to have won over 75% of the mobile phone profits with just 9% of units sold in the market. Despite its relatively low share of al units, Apple still managed to take in the most revenues and earns by far. Asymco writer Horace Dediu, who is a former Nokia analyst, graphically depicted this for everyone to see: Dediu previously presented how Apple [Read More...]
The quarterly sales projections across numerous product lines at Apple continue to be off the charts. According to the latest estimates from J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz, sales of Apple’s MacBook Air notebook continue balloon and will likely maintain quarterly sales of approximately 1.6 million units over the next four consecutive quarters. Moskowitz observes that Air shipments of 923,000 were 44% higher than the prior quarter, higher than the 17% quarter-to-quarter growth in Mac units, and [Read More...]
Market research firm Asymco estimates Apple could sell 280 million iDevices in 2012. This estimate would more than double Apple’s actual iDevice sales for the entire fiscal 2011 year. Apple sold from October 2010 to September 2011 (not fiscal 2011)72 million iPhones, 32 million iPads, 42.6 million iPods for a grand total of 146.6 million, all of them running iOS except for the non-touch iPods. Asymco Analyst Horace Dediu analyzed and combined three different measures to [Read More...]
Well this is awkward. The best-selling non-iPad tablet in the U.S. so far in 2011 is the HP TouchPad. HP axed the TouchPad earlier this year and had a TouchPad fire-sale to clear out inventory. The $99 TouchPad allowed HP to rack up a 17% share of the 1.2 million non-Apple tablets sold between January and October of this year. Samsung is in a close second at 16%, Asus commands 10% and Motorola and Acer both [Read More...]
Don’t hold your breath for the new iPad 3 just yet. Although consumers likely won’t see the refreshed iPad until spring 2012 at the earliest, Apple is ambitiously ramping up production in hopes of warding off any component supply shortages. Apple is dependent on no shortage of key parts to make the iPad 3 thinner than its predecessors. What’s more, the device is said to boast a higher-resolution screen – another factor that is placing component [Read More...]