Tag Archives: Production

iPhone XR isn’t selling as well as Apple anticipated, production reportedly cut

Since it’s the cheapest of the new iPhone trio, you’d expect the iPhone XR to be the best selling of the bunch, but apparently that’s not how things work in Apple land. According to a report by Nikkei Asian Review, the most affordable iPhone of 2018 is definitely not doing as well, sales-wise, as Apple anticipated it would.… Read More »

iPhone X Production Costs See Foxconn Profit Fall

Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn said Tuesday its third-quarter profit dropped by more than a third, dragged by costs associated with producing the latest iPhone model. Also known as Hon Hai, the firm is the world’s biggest contract electronics maker and assembles Apple’s iPhones. Its net income in July-September fell 39.3 percent from a year earlier to TWD 21 billion ($696… Read More »

Jio Phone Production Being Stopped? Reliance Jio Says It Is Still ‘Committed’ to the Feature Phone

With some reports on Monday suggesting Reliance Jio is already looking to look away from its much-hyped Jio Phone, the company has said that it is still committed to the 4G feature phone that was announced at the Reliance AGM in July. Jio had earlier claimed to have received 6 million pre-bookings for the Jio Phone and the company insists it plans to… Read More »

Samsung Says Its 8nm FinFET Chip Fabrication Process Is Ready for Mass Production

Samsung said on Wednesday that its 8nm FinFET process (8nm Low Power Plus) technology is ready for production. The 8LPP node, the company said, will provide up to 10 percent lower power consumption even as it takes up to 10 percent less area compared to 10LPP. Even as 8nm Low Power Plus will serve as a stop gap solution… Read More »

Apple’s Siri smart speaker said to be in production; WWDC unveiling days away?

One of the biggest tech products in the last few years has absolutely nothing to do with Apple. The smart speaker is a whole new category that was created by Amazon back in 2014, and includes an AI assistant called Alexa. That head start has allowed Amazon to control 70.6% of the market with Google’s Home smart speaker… Read More »

UK car production hits 12-year high with December still to go

Britain built more cars in the first eleven months of 2016 than any full year since 2004, data from an industry body showed on Thursday, putting the sector on course to make more vehicles this year than in any other since 1999. Just over 1.61 million cars were made in the year to November, the Society of Motor… Read More »

Oil prices fall as production creeps up ahead of announced 2017 output cut

Oil prices fell by one percent on Monday as a higher U.S. rig count unsettled markets amid nagging concern that output cuts, planned as part of concerted action between producer club OPEC and Russia, might not be as big as initially anticipated. Brent crude futures were trading at $53.89 per barrel at 0132 GMT, down 57 cents, or… Read More »

Apple Extends iPhone Production Cut for Another Quarter: Nikkei

Apple Inc will continue its reduced production of iPhones in the quarter ending June in light of sluggish sales, the Nikkei business daily reported, citing parts suppliers notified of the plan. Apple apparently does not plan to make enough of the newly launched iPhone SE model, the Nikkeireport said. The company’s shares fell 1.8 percent to $110.05. Shares… Read More »

Japan Quakes Disrupt Sony Image Sensor Production Used in Apple iPhones

Electronics giant Sony Corp said a factory producing image sensors for Apple Inc and other smartphone makers will remain closed while it assesses the damage from two deadly earthquakes which hit southern Japan. Sony said it will extend the closure of its image sensor plant in Kumamoto, which is in the southern island of Kyushu, after major tremblors… Read More »