While Samsung Electronics has attempted to offer low quotes to obtain 14nm FinFET foundry orders for A9 processors from Apple in 2015, it may be difficult for the Korea-based company to win the orders due to the yield rate issue of its 14nm FinFET process, according to sources at Taiwan's semiconductor industry.
According to a new supply chain rumor, Apple has already adjusted its supply ratio for their two new iPhones after seeing that the demand for the iPhone 6 Plus is much stronger than expected. The report notes that the retail channel is unlikely to feel any immediate changes since it normally takes a while for adjustments on the production side to start affecting the retail.
The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 31newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we point to a couple of minor granted patents covering their EarPod controller, their now defunct polycarbonate MacBook and more. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.
The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 31 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we focus on what could be a revolutionary new Apple device that they refer to as a digital periodical. The unit can also act as an advertising display for a retail store application and beyond. Apple reveals that the new device would use an advanced form of MMS to deliver the content to this new kind of device.
The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 31newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's invention for a future iPhone that will be able to use its camera as an input interface to control iPhone call functionality.
The iPad is more popular than Oreo Cookies: The introduction of Apple's iPad five years ago forever changed the way kids and families consume entertainment. It's now the #1 brand among children 6-12, according to findings from the 2014 Young Love study, the nation's largest survey of brands among youth and families. The annual study, conducted by leading youth and family research firm Smarty Pants, ranks more than 250 brands each year. In 2014, Apple's iPad trumps iconic kid brands such as McDonald's, Toys"R"Us, Nickelodeon, and Disney.
Hope against all hope: TodayCrucialTec, one of the world's leading fingerprint sensor developers, held a promotional event for the "Fast IDentification Online Alliance," an international consortium for the standardization of authentication technology, on Monday in Seoul. They believe that they simply have an advantage over Apple's Touch ID. Apparently Apple Pay using Touch ID has freaked out an entire industry who's now falling over themselves to slow down the rush of companies stampeding to get on board Apple's new mobile wallet system.
Surprising twist of events: It was recently reported that Brian Blair from Rosenblatt Securities had stated that Apple Watch's production was once again experiencing a setback. While it was initially believed that Apple Watch would enter mass production in November, the analyst noted that it was beginning to look more like January. While news today states that Apple Watch chipsets are being ordered by Apple, there could be some minor disruption with Apple's sapphire glass production with the surprising announcement earlier this morning that their partner GT Advanced Technologies has filed for protection under chapter 11 in bankruptcy court.
In the last few days we've heard that the iPhone 6 is nearing or will even surpass the 20 million mark in the first 30 days since its launch and that iPhone 6 pre-orders in China are on Fire. The news only gets better today with a new supply chain rumor pointing to Apple asking their suppliers to significantly boost their chipsets for the first quarter of 2015.
HP reinvents itself: TodayHewlett-Packard confirmed that it will break into two companies. The company intends to divide itself into a company aimed at business technology, including computer servers and data storage equipment, software and services, and a company that sells personal computers and printers.Both companies will be publicly traded. The business-oriented company will be called Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, while the PC Company will be called HP Inc. and will retain the company's current logo.
It could get ugly for Samsung this week: We posted a report on September 24 titled "Samsung Rushes their Galaxy Note 4 to Market as their Stock Price Plunges after Apple's iPhone Sales are Realized." Now a new report is stating that Samsung is heading for its roughest quarter in years amid rising competition from Apple and China's Xiaomi. Claire Kim, a Seoul-based analyst at Daishin Securities Co., said by phone that "We all know Samsung's third-quarter earnings will be pretty ugly."
Apple's iPhone 6 sales are rocking': Today a new report looks at the latest iPhone 6 sales stats that are being tracked by the pros and everything is pointing to the iPhone 6 is likely to break all records for first month sales.
Don't be shy: John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile speaks his mind and mocks the creator of the Bendgate video and the controversy in general. Legere said that "this is a super computer in your hand; what the fuck are you putting it in your pants and sitting on it for!"