Currency fluctuation and the cooling of China’s economy notwithstanding, Apple’s predicament is a reflection of tough times across the board in the mobile phone industry. To industry pundits and casual observers, it came as a shock earlier this year when Apple projected that growth for its iPhone sales would hit the slowest pace since 2007,Read More
Once again, Apple is changing the way we communicate. The new Smart Connector, launched in the iPad Pro last November, utilizes two-way conductive communication that creates an instant connection. Apple’s recently released iPad Pro is changing (once again) how we communicate. The built-in 12.9-inch Retina display is not the big news. The real excitementRead More
Apple is known for its well-choreographed product introductions, so there was much anticipation as it launched its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last month. John MacWilliams wonders: Is the iPhone 6 worth the hype? Apple is known for its well-choreographed product introductions, so there was much anticipation as it launched its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last month. The crowds were still there, butRead More
Since the introduction of the iPad less than five years ago, how, when, and where we compute has changed dramatically. Now, as the handheld technology continues to evolve, tablets, nablets, and phablets will once again change the computing landscape. Over the past 5 years or so, tablets have been all the rage in the personal systemsRead More
Apple to Open Arizona Component Manufacturing Plant Apple will build its next manufacturing facility in Arizona, Governor Jan Brewer announced last week. The facility in Mesa will create at least 700 jobs in the first year, as well as approximately 1,300 construction and other jobs. “Apple is indisputably one of the world’s most innovative companiesRead More
Apple Boosting iPhone, iPad Production? The Wall Street Journal reported Apple is adding new manufacturing partners in Asia to boost production of both the iPhone 5s and the 5c, as well as the iPad, as demand continues to be rampant for the products. Apple’s normal manufacturing partner, Hon Hai Precision, also known as Foxconn, isRead More
Foxconn to Help Apple Ship Directly in China Foxconn is expected to provide services in the future to help Apple sell products in China, shipping Apple products directly from its plants to the domestic market. Foxconn and Apple had already reached an agreement with China’s customs authorities to directly ship a small amount of productsRead More
Bishop & Associates’ John MacWilliams compares the latest iPhone news to competitor offerings and finds it a bit behind the times.
Is Apple Prepping Two New iPhones for September? Apple is pushing assembly partner Hon Hai Precision Co., better known as Foxconn, to start shipping both a new, high-end and a new, low-end iPhone in early September, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The report, citing unnamed sources, would appear to confirm analysts’ suspicions andRead More
Apple iPhone 6 Rumors Apple’s iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, depending on which name the firm chooses, is arguably the most hotly anticipated smartphone of the year, and will signal Apple looking to steal back marketshare from the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S4. Since the launch of the iPhone 5, rumors about its successor haveRead More
April 25, 2013—Foxconn had to take back 5 million handsets due to faulty functions or subpar chassis.
March 12, 2013—Apple regulations at supply chain factories begin to take effect.