News tagged ‘China’
According to Wall Street Journal, the number of iPhone users has increased one million last month thanks to the launch of the smartphones on China Mobile network in mid-January. The mobile operator has declared that the annual sales of the company are falling for the first time over the last ten years due to tough competition.
As you know, Apple on Tuesday released a cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c model. However, it is currently available only in several countries, namely, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia and China. Surprisingly, the company from Cupertino didn’t launch the handset in the United States. And it won’t do that at all, at least now,
A well-known Apple supplier, Pegatron, has reportedly started hiring new workers in China. These people, as well as new production capacities, are required to assemble Apple’s next-generation handset that is expected to be released in the second half of 2014.
As was reported earlier, Pegatron may become responsible for manufacture of about half of the iPhone 6’s supplies.
Apple may assemble its widely-rumored iWatch in Switzerland. This is the rumor that appeared on the Internet a couple of days ago. Whether we can believe it or not is still a question, however, some people say that the company from Cupertino has even created a firm in Switzerland for that purpose.
According to the latest rumors, Apple is currently hiring engineers and supply chain managers in order to speed up the production of the existing and would-be gadgets. As noted by the Wall Street Journal (via
Apple’s market share on Chinese market grew one percent in the last quarter. Now the company from Cupertino takes about 7% of smartphone sales in the country, AppleInsider reports. However, I should say that these figures do not include China Mobile iPhone sales.
Bloomnerg reports that Apple has listed Flextronics International Ltd. in the Supplier Responsibility Report. The company has been an assembler of Mac computers since last year.
Flextronics assembled Macs in Austin, Texas, last year, Apple said in its annual supplier report published yesterday. Foxconn Technology Group remains the largest manufacturer of Apple products, with seven assembly locations in China and Brazil, according to the list published on Apple’s website.
China's Electrical Engineering Times reports that the coming iWatch will boast optoelectronics to monitor the heart rate and blood oxygen levels of the user.
Apple is said to have chosen the light-based technology over electrocardiography, a more accurate method which measures electrical impulses, due to the former's ability to continuously monitor heart rate with no action from the user. Most ECG-based products require multiple contacts, meaning users must either attach multiple diodes to their body or touch the product with both hands to get a reading.
According to South China Morning Post recent report, the company from Cupertino will indeed release two iPhone 6 models in 2014. One will feature a 4.7-inch and the other - 5.5-inch sapphire display. These screens will get a pixel density of 441 ppi and this is a noticeable improvement, I must admit, since the current iPhone 5s boasts “only” 326 pixels per inch. Both handsets are expected to be unveiled no sooner than in September.
Apple on Tuesday released iOS 7.1 beta 5 to registered developers for testing. The release comes just two weeks after the fourth beta, which contained a couple of minor improvements and tweaks.
According to Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt, the company from Cupertino loses its revenue from two biggest markets - European and American. But that’s OK since the revenue Apple gets from China, Japan and Asia Pacific begins to grow rapidly. Take a look at the chart below.
Apple’s main supplier - Foxconn (or Hon Hai) - is said to be planning to build a manufacturing facility in the United States. The would-be factory will produce LCD-panels for Apple’s gadgets, Chairman Terry Gou claims.
According to a new report from Taiwan, Foxconn has assembled at least 100 iPhone 6 units with sapphire-covered displays. These are the prototypes produced for testing purposes.
Looks like it’s Sunday again and that means I have to make a short review of the most interesting events of these days for people who don’t have enough time to read each post we publish during the week.
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday visited one of the China Mobile stores for the launch of iPhone 5s on this carrier. Apart from announcing the iPhone availability on contract with China Mobile, Cook autographed a couple of smartphones for lucky customers.