According to a research note from Christopher Caso,Â an analyst withÂ Susquehanna, the iPod lineup will not be refreshed this year, which means that there won’t be aÂ new iPod Touch to accompany the iPhone 6 launch in September. The report also states that Apple could be looking to replace the iPod line with the upcoming iWatch sometime in the future, indicating that the iPods are on their death beds now.
Report claims 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will feature ultra-thin design; may be delayed due to battery issues
Apple announced its WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2014Â for developers will be held from June 2nd to June 6thÂ at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California.
JP Hall, who is an analyst from JP Morgan has specified to the investors that Apple is unlikely to use its own baseband chips for the iPhones and iPads, at least until 2015. This comes as a recent report suggested that Apple will start designing its own baseband chips.
In a recently-released research note, well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo notes that the Apple TV set-top box is set to receive a refresh later this year, with the updated deviceÂ playing a “key role” in Apple’s ecosystem. The new device will include a plethora of innovative new features including motion control, which will allow users to interact with the device without the need for a remote control.
iWatch to have ‘Fashionable Appearance’; may come in two Sizes, Top End to Cost ‘Several Thousand’ Dollars
In the latest product roadmap from KGI Securities (which are typically released on an annual basis), analystÂ Ming Chi Kuo gave his predictions for the forthcoming iWatch, and has revealed a lot of interesting tidbits about the Apple wearable that we haven’t heard up to this point.
According to a report from Taiwanese PublicationÂ Digitimes, Apple is already receiving samples for flexible circuit boards fromÂ Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology for the upcoming iWatch. These companies specialize in making flexible PCBs.
According to supply chain sources, the Apple iWatch wearable device will break cover in Q3 2014. It is said that Quanta Computer will manufacture the device while TPK and Richtek Technology will supply sapphire touch panels and chips required for the device.Â The processor of the iWatch will be designed by Apple apparently with production outsourced to Samsung.