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AirPods, Apple Watch, MacBook supply chain partners expecting mixed fortunes from 2019 lineup

02/11/2019, 08:02 am

Firms in Apple's supply chain for MacBooks, AirPods, and the Apple Watch are anticipating mixed fortunes for 2019, with variations to the level of production anticipated across all three product ranges due to Apple's own strategies and anticipation for new models.

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Apple Watch reportedly assembled by illegal high school labor, Apple investigating

10/29/2018, 10:10 am

Apple is undertaking an in-house investigation into allegations one of the company's manufacturing partners -- Quanta -- has been hiring high school students to build Apple Watches in China.

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Quanta rumored to be building new 'inexpensive' MacBooks in Dec. quarter

08/13/2018, 10:08 am

Frequent Apple partner Quanta should soon see a surge in orders thanks to "new inexpensive notebooks" from the former, a report claimed on Monday.

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Apple apparently shifting more MacBook orders to Foxconn with no plans for a major update in 2018

01/15/2018, 09:01 am

In a report from DigiTimes alleging Apple is sending more of its MacBook Pro orders to assembly partner Foxconn, it is also suggests Apple is not planning a major update to the notebook line in 2018 at all, though the claim does not completely discount potential changes to the line altogether.

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Quanta & Lumus sign deal potentially paving way for Apple's AR headset

12/04/2017, 02:12 pm

A new licensing agreement between Apple manufacturer Quanta and augmented reality parts maker Lumus could potentially lay the framework for Apple's rumored AR headset.

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Apple supplier Quanta wants AR headsets on market by 2019, faster than Apple's rumored 2020+ timeframe

11/14/2017, 01:11 pm

Apple's rumored augmented reality (AR) headset could arrive as soon as 2019, comments from one of the company's assembly partners hinted on Tuesday.

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Apple manufacturer Quanta seen riding high on 'Apple Watch Series 3' coming this fall

07/25/2017, 01:07 pm

Regular Apple supplier Quanta Computer is likely to enjoy strong revenues in the second half of 2017, in part because of the third-generation Apple Watch, reports reaffirmed on Tuesday.

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Apple said to diversify Apple Watch manufacturing duties as sales expand

04/05/2017, 10:04 am

The Apple Watch is currently manufactured by one company, but that's reportedly set to change in the latter half of this year, when Apple is rumored to bring on a second partner to build the flagship Series 2 model.

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Quanta rumored to build 3rd-gen Apple Watch, with extended battery and better speed

01/03/2017, 07:01 am

The next version of the Apple Watch due at the end of 2017 will bring little new to the table other than extended battery life and faster performance, if early supply chain reports out of China are to be believed.

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Apple turning to new server suppliers to cut costs - report

08/16/2016, 09:08 am

In another cost-cutting measure, Apple is switching up its server supply chain to force price competition, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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Rumor claims next-gen Apple Watch going into mass production in Q2

01/26/2016, 11:01 am

A questionable rumor on Tuesday indicated that the second-generation Apple Watch will go into mass production in the second quarter of 2016, with Quanta Computer remaining as the sole manufacturer.

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Rumor: Second-gen Apple Watch going into trial production this month

01/13/2016, 11:01 am

The next-generation Apple Watch could go into trial production with Quanta later this month, paving the way for a launch in the not-too-distant future, according to rumors.

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Unlikely rumor claims fifth-gen Apple TV will go into mass production in early 2016

12/04/2015, 09:12 am

A dubious rumor on Friday from the Far East claims that a fifth-generation Apple TV is starting trial production this month, and will go into mass production as early as the first quarter of 2016, just a few months after the fourth-generation model arrived in consumers' living rooms.

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Rumor: Second-gen Apple Watch on track for launch by June of 2016

11/13/2015, 10:11 am

Apple supplier Quanta is said to be preparing for the debut of a new Apple Watch by the end of the second quarter of 2016, which would place its launch slightly later in the year than the first-generation model.

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Rumor: Supply chain expects Apple to grow Mac production in second half of 2015

07/23/2015, 12:07 pm

Apple's Mac orders with suppliers have remained constant, and are expected to increase overall during the second half of the year, heading into the lucrative holiday shopping season, according to a new rumor out of Apple's supply chain.

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Quanta blames limited Apple Watch production on worker shortages

05/15/2015, 11:05 am

Without mentioning the Apple Watch by name, the vice chairman of manufacturer Quanta Computer said on Friday that initial production of a client's wearable was limited because of workforce shortages, although his company has since caught up.

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Rumor: Apple's new 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina display to launch this quarter

01/13/2015, 08:01 am

Apple's anticipated MacBook Air with 12-inch Retina display could launch as soon as this quarter following the start of production by Quanta Computer, according to the latest supply chain rumor out of the Far East.

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Citigroup: Amazon plotting smartphone to challenge Apple's iPhone in 2012

11/18/2011, 03:11 am

Not content with entering just the tablet market, Amazon is planning to release a smartphone in the fourth quarter of next year, in a move that will challenge Apple and its bread-and-butter iPhone, says one analyst.

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Foxconn may produce Amazon 10.1" tablet after having passed on Kindle Fire

09/29/2011, 11:09 pm

After passing on orders for the new Kindle Fire from Amazon, Foxconn Electronics is believed to have won the contract to produce the Internet retailer's rumored 10.1-inch tablet and could begin shipping the device from factories by the end of the year, according to a new report.

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Samsung considering purchase of HP’s PC business - report [u]

08/23/2011, 08:08 pm

Samsung is reportedly considering outsourcing notebook production to Taiwan-based OEMs, a move which sources attribute to the company’s unofficial interest in purchasing HP’s PC business [updated with Samsung response].

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