Apple supplier TSMC expects profitable 2018 thanks to A12 chips

Apple supplier TSMC expects profitable 2018 thanks to A12 chips

With all the recent gloom and doom from Wall Street analysts, you'd think that Apple and its suppliers are all about to go out of business. Nothing could be further from the truth -- Digitimes reports that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to have a very profitable year as it will be manufacturing the Apple A12 system-on-a-chip (SoC) for the 2018 iPhones.

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Apple World Today News Update: March 22, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: March 22, 2018

Today's Apple World Today News Update podcast has news on where Apple's future revenue growth will come from, a unique proof-of-concept app that wants to make it easier to assemble IKEA furniture, and a rumor about trial production of this year's iPhones:

  • Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty sees Apple's future revenue growth coming not from iPhones, but from services and wearables
  • A developer has created a proof-of-concept AR app that could make it easier to understand those sometimes nebulous IKEA furniture assembly instructions
  • Rumors! Trial product of this year's three iPhones could start as early as June
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AWT News Update: December 23, 2016

AWT News Update: December 23, 2016

Steve discovers that the "Brazilian Death Flu" is actually a mild case of pneumonia, so hopefully he'll be on the mend now that he's on medication. In this last work day before the Christmas holiday (and Hanukkah begins on the 25th as well), we have just a few items to tide you over until Monday:

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AWT News Update:September 14, 2016

AWT News Update:September 14, 2016

A short update today after the rush of craziness from the iOS 10 upgrade yesterday. 

  • Swatch wins; iWatch will not be an Apple trademark, at least in the UK
  • Apple Pay will be coming to Apple World Today soon
  • A new keyboard from Logitech lets you prop up and type to both an iPhone and iPad Pro
  • A shaky source says that Apple might manufacture as many as 100 million iPhone 7/7 Plus devices by year-end
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AWT News Update: July 29, 2016

AWT News Update: July 29, 2016

A slow Friday for Apple News, but we have a few tasty nuggets to send your way:

  • The 2nd-generation Apple Watch that might be announced soon might use a new display technology
  • Microsoft is laying off 2,850 more employees as part of its move away from the smartphone business
  • Hyundai announces CarPlay support for two more vehicles
  • A look back at a Steve Jobs quirk
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Apple Watch rumors see fall launch, impressive sales goals

Apple Watch rumors see fall launch, impressive sales goals

While DigiTimes isn't exactly one of the most accurate sources for information about Apple's plans, the website does have supply chain sources that cue it in to details about what's happening at Apple's manufacturing plants and the suppliers that feed those plants. DigiTimes today reported that orders for a new, second-generation Apple Watch have been "rather agressive," with Apple looking at ship rates as high as 2 million units per month.

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Report from Rumorville: A11 chip design being finalized for 2017's iPhone 7s

Report from Rumorville: A11 chip design being finalized for 2017's iPhone 7s

It's another slow news Friday, so why not liven things up with a fresh, heapin' helpin' of rumors, courtesy of DigiTimes. We still have five or six months to go until we'll see the rumored iPhone 7, but DigiTimes isn't going to wait for that -- they're jumping ahead to the 2017 iPhone 7s model, which they say will be outfitted with an "A11" chip to be manufactured by TSMC.

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AWT News Update: March 8, 2016

AWT News Update: March 8, 2016

In today's Apple news:

  • French lawmakers move forward with plans to fine and offer jail sentences to executives of companies like Apple or Google that don't provide open "back doors" for law enforcement
  • Google updates a few iPad apps, but still leaves out some much needed features 
  • Just for fun, we have a really stupid rumor for you
  • Hoops fans! Get a 4th-generation Apple TV before next Tuesday when March Madness begins. Why? There's an app!
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