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.

DigiTimes Articles

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Apple Still Plans MicroLED Apple Watch Ultra, Seeks New Suppliers

Monday March 4, 2024 1:56 am PST by
Apple remains committed to microLED, despite suggestions that its project to bring the display technology to Apple Watch Ultra has been ditched, according to reports out of Taiwan and Korea. Last week, Apple supplier ams OSRAM announced that a "cornerstone project" was "unexpectedly cancelled." Counterpoint Research's Display Supply Chain Consultants informed MacRumors that this project...
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iOS 18's AI Features Could Revive iPhone Sales in China

Monday February 26, 2024 6:35 am PST by
iOS 18's rumored AI features could revive faltering iPhone sales in China, according to DigiTimes. In a paywalled report, DigiTimes explains that despite the Chinese market pivoting toward high-end devices, ‌iPhone‌ sales have reportedly struggled since the start of 2024 in the region against rival brands offering generative AI features and foldable displays. In December 2023, Apple...
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Apple's First Foldable Device Won't Be an iPhone, Say Supply Chain Sources

Thursday February 22, 2024 6:31 am PST by
Apple is now deciding on the design of its first foldable device as work on the project ramps up, DigiTimes reports. Citing Taiwanese supply chain sources in a paywalled report, DigiTimes claims that Apple has been developing its first foldable product for at least five years. Corroborating previous rumors, the publication claims that the foldable is set to be a "larger device" rather than...
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OLED iPad Pro Price Hikes May Be Lower Than Early Reports Suggested

Tuesday February 6, 2024 2:52 am PST by
Apple's price increases for its upcoming iPad Pro models with OLED displays could be up to $160, which is substantially lower than early reports have predicted, claims DigiTimes. Apple's current 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799, while the 12.9-inch model with a mini-LED display starts at $1,099. Previous reports have claimed that the pricing for the next-generation 11-inch ‌OLED ‌iPad‌ ...
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1TB iPhone 16 Pro Models Could Face Performance Setback

Wednesday January 17, 2024 4:06 am PST by
iPhone 16 Pro models configured with 1TB of storage could feature slower read and write speeds to reduce costs, DigiTimes reports. The change is part of Apple's potential switch to higher-density Quad-Level Cell (QLC) NAND flash memory for its 1TB iPhone models, which the company is said to currently be "actively evaluating." Apple currently uses costlier Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND....
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Next-Gen Apple Chip Technology on Track to Reach Production in 2025

Monday January 15, 2024 6:26 am PST by
Next-generation 2nm chip technology destined for future Apple devices is on schedule to begin production next year, DigiTimes reports. TSMC chip fabrication facilities will begin installing equipment designed for 2nm chip production in April at the earliest. Apple was the first company to utilize TSMC's initial 3nm technology with the A17 Pro chip in the iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌...
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TSMC Demos Next-Gen Chip Technology to Apple Ahead of 2025 Debut

Tuesday December 12, 2023 6:31 am PST by
TSMC has already demonstrated prototype 2nm chips to Apple ahead of their expected introduction in 2025, the Financial Times reports. Apple is said to be closely aligned with TSMC in the race to develop and implement 2nm chip technology, which will surpass their current 3nm chips and associated nodes in terms of transistor density, performance, and efficiency. 2nm chips are expected to be...
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Report: Work on Multiple Next-Gen Vision Pro Headsets Ongoing, Including Cheaper Model

Tuesday November 28, 2023 4:31 am PST by
Work on multiple next-generation Vision Pro headsets is ongoing, according to two new reports coming out of Asia. DigiTimes claims that there are a total of four different second-generation Vision Pro headsets in development, including a direct successor to the first-generation model and a more affordable model. The nature of the other two second-generation models is unclear. The bill of ...
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2024 iPad Pro to Use LCD Panel Instead of OLED or Mini-LED, Claims Sketchy Report

Friday October 20, 2023 2:03 am PDT by
Apple's next-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro will revert to an LCD display instead of adopting OLED panel technology, claims a controversial new report coming out of Asia. It has been widely reported that Apple's next iPad Pro models will be the first Apple tablets to debut superior OLED panels, with rumors suggesting they will begin shipping around the middle of next year. That's not...
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Apple Working on Larger iPad Air With 12.9-Inch Display

Thursday October 19, 2023 8:31 am PDT by
Apple is working on a larger iPad Air featuring a 12.9-inch display, in what would be the biggest ‌iPad Air‌ model to date, DigiTimes reports. Citing industry sources, ‌DigiTimes‌ highlighted that unlike the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the 12.9-inch ‌iPad Air‌ will not feature a mini-LED display. The device will instead feature the same LCD technology used in the current, 10.9-inch ‌iPad Air‌. The...
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Foldable iPad Now in 'Intensive Development,' Could Be Announced as Soon as Next Year

Wednesday October 18, 2023 4:41 am PDT by
Apple's rumored foldable iPad is now in "intensive development" and could be announced as soon as late 2024, according to DigiTimes. In a paywalled report that cites supply chain sources, ‌DigiTimes‌ outlines how Apple is now working with suppliers on foldable ‌iPad‌ development, ahead of small-scale production scheduled for the end of 2024. The Taiwanese publication believes that this...
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Apple's First M3 MacBooks Coming Next Year, Claims Shipment Forecast

Thursday October 12, 2023 2:02 am PDT by
Apple will release its first MacBooks based on TSMC's 3nm fabrication process in 2024, not this year as some rumors have suggested. That's according to a new five-year global notebook shipments forecast published by DigiTimes. Predicting an end to a two-year decline in the notebook market, the report forecasts a 4.7% shipment growth in 2024 driven by the easing of inflation and the...
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Apple to Launch 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models With More Power-Efficient Displays This Year, Claims Report

Thursday October 5, 2023 2:47 am PDT by
Apple is preparing to release new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with more power-efficient mini-LED displays before the year is out, claims a new report by DigiTimes. Apple is expected to ship new models of 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro devices in the fourth quarter of 2023 with miniLED backlighting that can increase the display brightness by 10% compared to the first-generation...
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Apple to Launch iPad Mini 7 Later This Year, Industry Report Suggests

Monday September 25, 2023 3:16 am PDT by
Apple could be preparing to release a seventh-generation iPad mini before the end of the year, based on a new report by DigiTimes. In an article discussing stagnating global tablet demand in the second half of 2023, the Taiwan-based outlet forecasts an uptick in Apple's share of the market owing to orders for a "small-size" iPad in the fourth quarter. From the report (see bold): In the...
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11-Inch and 13-Inch iPad Pro Models With OLED Displays Expected to Launch in Mid 2024

Tuesday September 5, 2023 6:48 am PDT by
Apple plans to release new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models with OLED displays in mid to late 2024, according to a report today from DigiTimes, citing supply chain sources. The report indicates that some Apple suppliers have already started to expand their touchscreen panel capacity to prepare for the launch. The report claims that the new iPad Pro models will be equipped with hybrid OLED ...
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Apple to Launch 'Low-Cost' MacBook Series Next Year to Rival Chromebooks

Tuesday September 5, 2023 3:00 am PDT by
Apple is developing a low-cost MacBook series to compete with Chromebook models in the education sector that could be launched as early as the second half of 2024, claims a new report out of Taiwan. Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash According to DigiTimes' industry sources, Apple will likely launch the new product line to differentiate it from the company's existing MacBook Air and Pro lines....
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'Major Price Hike' Again Rumored for iPhone 15 Pro Models

Monday September 4, 2023 7:04 am PDT by
The iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max could see a "major price hike" compared to their predecessors, according to DigiTimes' senior analyst Luke Lin. While the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are expected to maintain their pricing similar to the current models, the Pro models could see significant cost adjustments due to their new titanium chassis and periscope camera technology on the larger...
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Apple to Buy TSMC's Entire Supply of 3nm Chips for 2023

Tuesday August 29, 2023 3:29 am PDT by
Apple will receive all of TSMC's first-generation 3-nanometer process chips this year for upcoming iPhones, Macs, and iPads, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes. As early as May, Apple was known to have booked nearly 90% of the Taiwanese pure-play foundry for its upcoming next-gen devices. However, Apple is now projected to take 100% of TSMC's capacity in 2023, due to delays in...
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iPhone 15 Pro Models Expected to Be $100 to $200 More Expensive

Tuesday August 22, 2023 4:12 am PDT by
The iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max will be at least $100 more expensive than their predecessors, according to DigiTimes. The iPhone 14 Pro starts at $999 and the ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max starts at $1,099. DigiTimes' forecast places the price of the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ at $1,099 to $1,199 and the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max at $1,199 to $1,299. The significant price increase could suppress sales of...
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Apple Suppliers Reportedly Gearing Up for New Macs Later This Year

Thursday July 27, 2023 9:18 am PDT by
Apple's supply chain is gearing up for the launch of new iPhone and Mac models later this year, according to a preview of an upcoming DigiTimes report. "Semiconductor backend houses, such as leading OSAT ASE Technology Holdings (ASEH) and test interface specialist CHPT, are expected to see sales growths in the third quarter of 2023, as Apple's supply chain gears up preparations for the...