Apple part suppliers to have a wonderful start of 2013
Although the months of January and February are expected to be somewhat slow for suppliers like TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) and ASE (Advanced Semiconductor Engineering), orders from Apple are forecast to increase substantially in March, as some sources expect the company to be targeting a mid-2013 unveiling of its new iPad and iPhone models. Such predictions do make some sense, as the latest, fourth-generation iPad got announced at the end of this October, making the traditional unveiling early in the year a bit unlikely. Meanwhile, although the latest iPhone, the iPhone 5, got announced and released in September, it wouldn't surprise us if the Cupertino company decides to pull the launch of its next handset a bit, due to increasing competition from rival Samsung. Besides, even if Apple decides against an earlier introduction for the iPhone 5S or 6, it might want to start accumulating stock early on in order to avoid supply shortages shortly after the device's launch.
Oh, how sweet it is to be a supplier for Apple these days...
1. MeoCao (unregistered)
I guess Apple will do much worse than at the same time last year. Now Andoid is much better: Droid DNA, Note 2, One X+, Nexus 7, Nexus 10... Lumia 920 can also take some market share from iPhone with great hardware and lower price.
And did I mention Nexus 4?
3. tahnik (Posts: 125; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)
I admit Android is dominating....But apple brings the new PowerVR G6630 in their product the competition will rise again...
I hope Android will bring something bigger...:)
4. fanboy1974 (Posts: 957; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I trust Android more in the "bigger" department more so than Apple. Let's face it. We will get a iPhone 5s next year with a spec bump and no change to the display or body.
The only way Apple can change the resolution and screen size again without pi$$ing off developers is to completely redesign iOS to support multiple resolutions without redesigning every singe app again. Look at the DNA. Except for a few games that don't work correctly a large number of apps work fine right out the box by filling the entire display. Next year Android superphones will have the same resolution and Apple is left with their small second rate Retina display.
6. mr.techdude (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
IPhone 5s is rumored to come out this year to China I think December so yeah its not an upgrade just an improvement because iPhone 5 was an epic fail and there stocks is showing it
7. tahnik (Posts: 125; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)
I like holding onto some fixed resolution though...because too much resolution makes os fragmented...this is main prob that android devs are facing...
5. fanboy1974 (Posts: 957; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
As super crazy and idiotic as this sounds if I was Apple I would make a 5 inch 1920x1080p iOS skinned Android phone and sell it for no less than $400 on contact/$849 off for a 16gig model. If Apple had a Android iPhone it would destroy Samsung while making over $600 profit on each phone sold.
I don't see it hurting Apple if they have their bread and butter 4" iPhone and then a more expensive 5" Android model to make up the difference in App profits. I know it's crazy and stupid to many people but Samsung would no longer be the king off Android. To actually plant a mole phone to take numbers away from your competitors would turn Android OEM's upside down.
I guess it's called fighting fire with fire.
8. darkkjedii (Posts: 8954; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Can't wait to see what apple, android, wp8, and the rest do n 2013. Should b a great year for tech.
9. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
You mean a better start for most of the other suppliers since Samsung are breaking ties with Apple. As soon as their contract ends, their resource will be cut shop. They build the 2012 devices base without any Samsung parts. Yeah right, they have to buy Samsung parts through a third party since they wont go direct any longer. So more work for ASE, TMSE, and etc. Since Samsung will have part in assisting the new Apple products. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lets make the articles have more realistic facts would you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!