Apple chassis supplier Catcher has revealed it's working on a product line outside of its usual categories, which could hint at involvement in ambitious Apple hardware — such as a rumored augmented reality headset.
Several Taiwanese companies in Apple's supply chain — including processor maker TSMC, and assembly firm Pegatron — are insisting that a major blackout which hit the island on Tuesday did little to disrupt production, a serious concern given the imminent arrival of new iPhones.
Catcher — Apple's partner on metal chassis components — claimed a significant drop in June revenues on Thursday, but linked the dip to unnamed clients switching orders over from old products to new ones.
Amidst rumors of an all-new glass-backed look for the iPhone in 2017, the chief executive of Catcher, the company that builds metal casings for the iPhone lineup, added fuel to the fire on Thursday with new comments about next year's model.
Rumored case designs purportedly leaked from Apple supplier Catcher Technology suggest that the next major iPhone design will feature a streamlined rear case design with larger cutout accommodating a virtually flush rear camera lens.