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By MacRumors Staff
DigiTimes is a Taiwan-based website that shares rumors gleaned from Apple's asian supply chain, obtaining information from the suppliers who manufacture parts for iPhones and other Apple products.

DigiTimes' sources often provide reliable information, but the site has a mixed track record when it comes to interpreting that information and accurately deciphering Apple's plans. DigiTimes receives a flood of data from the Asian supply chain, some of which it claims pertains to prototypes or test products that never make it to market or change significantly before launch, skewing its accuracy.

It is often best to view DigiTimes rumors with some skepticism until the info is corroborated by additional sources, especially when it comes to rumors that seem particularly outlandish or implausible.

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3nm Chips From Apple Supplier TSMC to Enter Mass Production This Week

Sunday December 25, 2022 11:41 pm PST by
Apple's main chip supplier TSMC will kick off mass production of 3nm chips this week, with Apple being the primary customer of the new process, which could first be used in upcoming M2 Pro chips expected to power updated MacBook Pro and Mac mini models. According to the new report by DigiTimes, TSMC will start mass production of its next-generation 3nm chip process on Thursday, December 29, ...
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iPhone 15 Rumored to Still Feature Qualcomm 5G Modem as Apple Continues Work on Custom Chip

Wednesday December 21, 2022 2:22 am PST by
The iPhone 15 series will continue to feature Qualcomm 5G modems, according to a report today by DigiTimes, as development at Apple on a custom-made chip continues. Apple is currently developing an in-house 5G modem that aims to replace Qualcomm's Snapdragon 5G chips within the coming years. The report today says that TSMC will be the main supplier of the Qualcomm 5G chip for use in the ‌iPho...
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Apple Pivots to Samsung for iPhone Memory Chips Following US Trade Ban Against Chinese Suppliers

Monday November 21, 2022 3:14 am PST by
Apple will turn to Samsung for memory used in iPhones ahead of the imposition of U.S. export controls on one of China's top NAND flash chipmakers, reports DigiTimes. Apple originally intended to buy 128-layer 3D NAND flash memory chips from Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC) for use in iPhones sold in the Chinese market as early as this year, with the possibility of eventually purchasing up...
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Mass Production of Apple's Mixed-Reality Headset Said to Begin in March 2023

Tuesday November 8, 2022 8:10 pm PST by
Apple is moving forward on development of its mixed-reality headset with Pegatron set to be the exclusive partner for final assembly, according to DigiTimes. Based on the headset's current status in the manufacturing validation process, the report predicts that mass production is likely to begin in March 2023 with an unveiling possibly being held the following month. Initial production is...
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Apple Slashes iPhone 14 Plus Orders With Supply Chain Makers

Thursday October 20, 2022 2:14 am PDT by
Apple has moved to cut back iPhone 14 Plus orders with supply chain partners after unexpectedly sluggish sales less than two weeks after the model launched, reports DigiTimes. According to the report, several supply chain makers and channel operators have confirmed that they received notification from Apple to cut ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus production by around 40 percent. Apple is believed to be...
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iPhone 14 Plus Sales 'Lower Than Expected' Following Launch Last Week

Thursday October 13, 2022 7:02 am PDT by
Less than a week after the launch of the iPhone 14 Plus, yet another report of unexpectedly low sales for the ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus has emerged, suggesting that Apple may actively reduce stock and orders of components for the devices as soon as this month. The paywalled report from DigiTimes claims that sales of the ‌iPhone 14‌ and ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus are considerably overshadowed by ...
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Apple May Adopt Hybrid OLED Technology Allowing for Thinner iPads by 2024

Tuesday October 11, 2022 4:59 am PDT by
Apple could adopt a "hybrid" OLED technology in iPads by 2024 that could allow for slimmer devices while lowering production costs, according to a new report out today (via DigiTimes). By combining rigid OLED glass substrates with flexible OLED thin-film encapsulation, the hybrid OLED technology is said to make OLED panels thinner than rigid OLED panels. The process also reportedly incurs...
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New 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pros Reportedly Launching Later This Year

Friday September 23, 2022 8:08 am PDT by
Apple plans to release new MacBook Pro models in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to supply chain publication DigiTimes. The report does not mention specific models, but it very likely refers to the next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros given that the 13-inch model was already updated earlier this year. There has been uncertainty surrounding the timing of new 14-inch and...
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Apple Suppliers Reportedly Preparing for Launch of New MacBook Pros Ahead of Rumored October Event

Tuesday September 13, 2022 3:16 am PDT by
Apple's suppliers are reportedly preparing to produce and ship Apple's next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, which are expected to feature M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chips. According to DigiTimes, suppliers within Apple's Mac supply chain are preparing for shipments of upcoming MacBook Pros by slowing down production on existing Macs. DigiTimes notes that Apple's suppliers are...
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Apple's First 3nm Chips for MacBook Pro Expected to Enter Production This Year

Monday August 22, 2022 8:42 am PDT by
Another report today claims that TSMC plans to begin volume production of 3nm chips later this year for use in upcoming MacBook models and other products. "Backend firms are upbeat about demand for the upcoming MacBook chips, which will be built using TSMC's 3nm process technology, with production set to kick off later this year, according to industry sources," reads a paywalled preview of a ...
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10th-Generation iPad With Major Design Changes Reportedly in Production Ahead of September Launch

Monday August 15, 2022 9:02 pm PDT by
Apple's rumored 10th-generation iPad is currently in production and will feature "major" design changes, according to a report from Taiwanese website DigiTimes. A mockup of the potential 10th-generation iPad design by Renders By Shailesh The report did not provide any specific details about the 10th-generation iPad's new design, but rumors suggest the device will feature a larger 10.5-inch...
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iPhone 14 Suppliers Reportedly Feeling Uncertain About Demand Ahead of Launch

Thursday August 11, 2022 7:51 am PDT by
Suppliers for the upcoming iPhone 14 reportedly feel uncertain about how high demand will be for Apple's upcoming flagship lineup, according to supply chain sources speaking to DigiTimes. A paywalled preview of a full story set to be published tomorrow says "uncertainty remains about demand for the new models between the end of the fourth quarter and the beginning of first-quarter 2023."...
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Intel, AMD, and Nvidia Reportedly Bracing for Declines as MacBook Popularity Grows

Tuesday August 9, 2022 5:43 am PDT by
Intel, AMD, and Nvidia are all reportedly bracing for a possible decline in shipments as well as a possible drop in revenue for the remainder of 2022 while the Mac is expected to continue to grow in popularity. Citing industry sources, DigiTimes reports that Intel, AMD, and Nvidia have revised and lowered their own expectations for how many chips and products they'll ship in 2022 and their...
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Apple Chip Supplier TSMC Celebrates Arizona Factory Nearing Completion

Friday July 29, 2022 4:18 am PDT by
Apple chip supplier TSMC recently hosted a topping-out ceremony for its new fabrication plant in Phoenix, Arizona, DigiTimes reports. TSMC's topping-out ceremony in Arizona The $12 billion factory will be the first of its kind to mass-produce 5nm chips in the United States. All of Apple's latest chips, dating back to the A14 Bionic and M1 chip, are fabricated with a 5nm process. In a post on...
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Apple Reportedly Scaling Up iPhone 14 Orders While Android Brands Struggle

Monday July 25, 2022 4:26 am PDT by
Apple has scaled up its orders for iPhone 14 components, in contrast to faltering Android devices, DigiTimes reports. Ahead of the launch of the ‌iPhone 14‌ lineup in September, Apple has reportedly increased its component orders from suppliers. This comes in stark contrast to a range of Android brands, which continue to face sluggish sales, according to supply chain sources speaking to DigiT...
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iPhone 14 Pro Rumored to Have 6GB of Faster RAM

Monday July 25, 2022 3:43 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max will both feature 6GB of RAM and a newer and faster type of memory, according to a report today from DigiTimes. iPhone 14 Pro renders created by Ian Zelbo for Jon Prosser The report claims that the high-end models of the upcoming iPhone lineup will feature 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM, a faster and more efficient type of memory compared to older standards....
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Apple's Upcoming M2 Pro Chip for High-End MacBook Pro and Mac Mini Will Reportedly Be 3nm

Monday June 27, 2022 8:31 am PDT by
TSMC will manufacture Apple's upcoming "M2 Pro" and "M3" chips based on its 3nm process, according to Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes. "Apple reportedly has booked TSMC capacity for its upcoming 3nm M3 and M2 Pro processors," said DigiTimes, in a report focused on competition between chipmakers like TSMC and Samsung to secure 3nm chip orders. As expected, the report said TSMC will...
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Previously Out-of-Favor Apple Supplier Wins New MacBook Air Orders

Monday June 13, 2022 4:59 am PDT by
Apple has reportedly added a third contract manufacturer to its MacBook supply chain that will primarily handle assembly orders for the new MacBook Air (via DigiTimes). China-based Wingtech Technology is said to have won the orders for Apple's just-announced new Mac model. The company joins Quanta Computer and Foxconn in what is now a trio of firms in Apple's MacBook supply chain....
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MacBook Pro Supplier Considering Relocating Factory to Increase Production

Wednesday May 18, 2022 7:40 am PDT by
Apple supplier Quanta Computer is considering the feasibility of relocating its MacBook Pro production to its factory in Chongqing, China, as output at its Shanghai plant remains constrained by lockdown restrictions, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. The move could gradually boost the availability of MacBook Pro models and shorten the extended delivery times that Apple...
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MacBook Pro Assemblers in China Unlikely to Return to Pre-Lockdown Production Levels Before July

Thursday May 12, 2022 6:11 am PDT by
Apple's MacBook Pro assemblers in China are unlikely to return to pre-lockdown production levels until July because of insufficient manpower and logistical problems, based on the latest industry report. Notebook manufacturers in major cities in eastern China have been resuming operations following the recent gradual easing of lockdowns, but those in Shanghai are currently only operating at...