Apple could’ve doubled AirPods Pro production because of strong demand

It seems that Apple could be getting ready to have enough AirPods Pro units to supply their great demand

India-made phones may get pricier quicker with new government deadline, Samsung warns

The company may decide against producing more Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 phones out of the country if a new tariff comes into place sooner than expected.

One analyst believes the iPhone X is ‘dead’ and buried, with production at a standstill already

We know iPhone X demand has badly declined in recent months, but we never expected production to be halted so fast. For good. That’s probably not the case, but what if it is?

India plants to make iPhone SE 2 for release later this year

Apple has invested with a partner to build and run a factory in India just so it can sell its own phones in the country. It might put the factory to better use than it currently does.

Apple to test 2018 iPhone pipeline after last year’s TrueDepth snafu

It was rumored to be one of the dragging factors that kept the iPhone X from getting out to customers with the other iPhones last year.

iPhone 8 Plus water resistance in question after shutdown of Wistron production line

Industry reports claim that counterfeit parts were used in the waterproofing of the phone, leading Apple to punish the assembler.

iPhone X production drop hurting Samsung Display OLED orders

Who out there is able to make phones and incorporate Samsung’s OLED displays? Not many out there right now, especially at these prices.

Apple supplier disputes multiple reports of massive iPhone X Q1 production cut

Sources close to two reputable business publications claim Apple may have reduced Q1 2018 iPhone X production targets from 40 to 20 million units. One supplier says that might not be so.

Apple is reportedly reacting to slow iPhone X sales with a big production cut

Apple can no longer realistically expect to ship 40 million iPhone X units this quarter, substantially revising down its internal production targets.

‘Dull’ iPhone X sales reportedly cause ‘rare’ Samsung OLED production slowdown

An unexpectedly early drop in iPhone X demand is not just hurting Apple, as Samsung was forced to recently reduce the operation rate of a large OLED display plant.

Plans for new Samsung OLED factory on indefinite hold

Stuck in a rut, the smartphone industry is looking to growing capacity from the competition against the number one OLED display-maker

HomePod shipments reportedly begin with up to 12 million set for this year

One of the assemblers is rumored to have shipped its first batch of one million units. At least nine more batches are said to come between Inventec and Foxconn before the end of the year.

Sharp OLED displays could come into mass production this quarter

More manufacturers coming onto the market making OLED displays for smartphones is good news for Apple as it can negotiate cheaper prices to equip its future iPhones with these vibrant panels.

Qualcomm reportedly wants TSMC, not Samsung, to make the Snapdragon 855

Samsung, the makers of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, 835, 821 and 820 processors, could lose the Snapdragon 855 production contract to bitter rivals TSMC.

KGI: Smaller circuit boards mean faster Apple Watch LTE, MacBooks

And those devices could take a big cue from the current generation of iPhones. Why circuit boards? Because they can be upgraded like anything else.

Chinese students “forced” to work at Foxconn, build iPhone X

The Henan provincial government issued notices to send vocational students to the Foxconn factory for work experience, even if their vocation isn’t related.
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iPhone X sales estimates keep dropping for the holidays

The iPhone 8 Plus looks to be the smartphone of the season while the iPhone X could get better reception in China during the Year of the Dog.

Apple makes 64 percent gross margin on iPhone X sales

A standard 64GB iPhone X costs $357.50 to make. Disregarding labor, research and development costs, that’s $642.49 that Apple pockets per unit.

Bloomberg: Apple solved part of the iPhone X production puzzle by lowering Face ID quality standards

The only way out of widely reported iPhone X mass manufacturing pickles may have been a relaxation of “some” Face ID specifications for parts suppliers.

Apple Stores will have a few iPhone X units available on November 3, 20 million shipments tipped for 2017

You’ll need to be very quick to get the iPhone X at launch, either online or offline, since shipments are only expected to hit 20 million units this year.

iPhone X production should slowly ramp up starting November, Face ID no longer a big problem

It’s the classic good news/bad news scenario – Apple’s Face ID troubles are reportedly almost over, but iPhone X production remains clogged.

Industry sources say declines in iPhone 8 demand are fastest

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus aren’t going to be getting far in this world, at least through the end of the year. Will the iPhone X change that?

Foxconn finally starts shipping iPhone X units, but the first batch is almost negligible

With TrueDepth camera production woes far from over, iPhone X shipments from Foxconn factories have reportedly got off to a predictably slow start.

TSMC and Foxconn see September slowdown thanks to iPhone X Face ID delays

Unknown production issues have affected the dot transmitter and receiver of the TrueDepth camera system. When will they get fixed?

iPhone X delays reportedly worsened with yields below 10 percent

The report out of financial firm Brightwire doesn’t have much meat to the bones, but it’s one that follows a cavalcade of concern on the iPhone X schedule.