Samsung jockeying to supply NAND for next-gen iPhone as Apple looks to boost storage, report says

Samsung is reportedly looking to regain its role as a major NAND flash supplier to Apple’s iPhone lineup, a lucrative deal that could bear fruit with year’s expected hardware refresh.

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Rumor: Apple taps AU Optronics to build 4-inch iPhone screens for 2016 hardware update

Supplier AU Optronics has secured a deal to produce screens for a future 4-inch iPhone, which may be in the works to ship in 2016, a report said.



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Apple favoring sole-source parts for Apple Watch, adding to supply constraints

Apple is without a backup supplier for many components in the new Apple Watch, a new analysis has discovered, revealing an unusual move for a company that generally works to secure options in its supply chain.



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Apple releases 2015 Supplier Responsibility Report, targets the end of 'bonded servitude' practices

Apple on Wednesday issued its annual Supplier Responsibility Report, covering a range of issues from factory overtime to the environment, including new rules for factories wishing to be a part of its global supply chain that prohibit those firms from charging “recruitment fees” to employees.



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Samsung, ASE tapped to build Apple Watch's S1 processing module – report

Apple will reportedly turn to longtime supplier and sometimes-rival Samsung to fabricate the application processor for the forthcoming Apple Watch, while Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor Engineering is said to have been chosen to package the new device’s S1 processing module.



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Another GT Advanced executive sold $2M in stock after sapphire deal with Apple began to sour

Scrutiny over beleaguered Apple supplier GT Advanced Technologies continues to grow, with a new report highlighting that another high ranking official at the company sold nearly $2 million in stock after signs of trouble at its sapphire plant began to arise.



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Apple's supplier contracts include $50M penalty for leaking future product info

Details from Apple’s supplier non-disclosure agreements are beginning to leak thanks to the bankruptcy proceedings of GT Advanced Technologies, with the sapphire maker arguing that even more should be published so creditors and shareholders can see the full story behind its fall from grace.



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Appe sapphire partner GT Advanced seeks to 'wind down' plant operations

New details of Apple sapphire partner supplier GT Advanced revealed on Thursday, with one report saying the sapphire maker asked the court for permission to “wind down” operations at its manufacturing plant.



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Rumor: Apple supplier Pegatron nets 50% of 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' production

A rumor out of the Far East on Thursday claims Apple partner supplier Pegatron will be responsible for half of all 4.7-inch “iPhone 6” production, with the remainder going to Foxconn.



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Apple makes supply chain substance regulations public, to create advisory board for safe chemical use

Following a decision to ban benzene and n-hexane from use in supplier factories, Apple for the first time made its Regulated Substances Specifications — supply chain restrictions for hazardous/toxic materials — available for public viewing for the first time.



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Samsung's chipmaking business posts weak outlook as rumors of Apple shift persist

To date, Samsung has been the sole supplier of custom A-series processors for Apple’s popular iPhone and iPad, but industry watchers again expect that to change after the South Korean company signaled that its microprocessor business has a bleak outlook.



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Rumor: Apple's 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6' to enter mass production next week, 5.5-inch model in August

A report coming out of Asia on Friday claims Apple partner supplier Foxconn is prepping for mass production of a rumored 4.7-inch next-generation iPhone this month, while a larger 5.5-inch model is slated for manufacturing in mid-August.



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Samsung suspends business with Chinese supplier after child labor allegation

Samsung Electronics Co. says it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children.

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Rumor: Apple supplier Pegatron nets orders for 4.7-inch 'iPhone 6,' to ship in September

According to the latest rumblings out of East Asia, major Apple supplier Pegatron has received 15 percent of orders for the 4.7-inch next-generation “iPhone 6,” which is expected to launch in September.



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