News tagged ‘China’
Foxconn has been reportedly adding new workers to iPhone 5s assembly lines in order to catch up with the demand on this device. Earlier this month, the company from Cupertino decided to cut down the production of plastic iPhone 5c. As we can see now, this was the right decision as the number of iPhone 5s units available for purchase has grown dramatically since that time.
Another iPhone user has been found dead these days. This time it’s a 28-year-old man from Thailand who reportedly was electrocuted by his iPhone 4S. As noted by local sources, the man was lying on the phone while charging it. And again, the charger was manufactured by an unknown third-party firm.
Apple Store sales fall because of third-party resellers, analysts say. Although the number of iPhones, iPads and other Apple gadgets sold grows from year to year, these devices are most often purchased via non-Apple outlets.
A large number of Apple’s Retail Stores around the world will be closed a few hours earlier next weekend - on November 17th and November 18th.
The company from Cupertino will certify two new Asian factories to help in manufacture of the iPhone 5c and iPad mini soon. The reason for such a decision is growing demand for the devices. Current Apple’s suppliers - Foxconn and Pegatron - can’t cope with the production load.
After quick September’s stockouts, Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will become available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S.A. And this is expected to happen… today.
According to the latest NPD report, Apple is sure to cut the production of the iPhone 5c by 35% and boost the production of the flagship iPhone 5s by 75% soon. Such changes are no doubt caused by poor sales of the plastic model in China and all over the world - people still prefer high-end 5s to less expensive 5c and this is probably a surprise for Apple.
Unlike the new iPad 5 that is expected to become thinner and narrower, the next-gen iPad mini will be a bit thicker in order to accommodate a larger battery. It is the rumored Retina display that forced Apple to increase the dimensions of its 7.9-inch tablet.
The time has come - Apple will reportedly launch an iPhone with a larger screen in 2014. According to Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald, who has recently visited a number of tech companies situated in China and Taiwan, the new Apple “phablet” is already in the works.
Apple will expand international availability of its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. By November 1st, the handsets will be shipped to 51 new locales worldwide. The list of countries that are expected to receive Apple smartphones on October 25th looks as follows:
According to the latest Localytics report, iPhone 5s is more popular in China than the iPhone 5c. And this is strange, since all the analysts have predicted that the colorful iPhone 5c - not his high-end brother - would become the leader of the market in this country.
Sources at multiple U.S. carriers said that the inventory of the new phone is significantly less than expected.
“We will have grotesquely unavailable inventory,” was how one carrier source put it.
Another carrier confirmed 'extremely disappointing shipments' from Apple. However, it was stated that the demand for the iPhone 5s is likely to be slightly lower than expected. It seems the bright colors of the low-cost iPhone 5c have captured eyes of customers.
The new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will start selling in stores on September 20th at 8:00 a.m.