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  • Apple now responsible for 2.4 million US jobs

    gatorguy said:
    it's clear the vast majority of developers make little to nothing for their trouble.
    Not all developers need to be paid by Apple/Google/App Store Owners directly. There are banking Apps, ride sharing apps, food delivery apps etc. The developers of those apps would be paid by the companies who asked them to develop even though they are "free" in the App/Play stores.
    watto_cobra
  • BMW says annual $80 CarPlay fee needed for ongoing testing & development

    mazda 3s said:
    It's not often around here that we see this much consensus on a topic! 

    BMW is totally in the wrong here, although people will still keep buying their hideous crossovers and crossover/coupe monstrosities.
    But when it comes to Apple doing the same thing (charge for Fast charger or USB to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter), the exact same people will say Apple is RIGHT. Hypocrisy at its best.
    avon b7
  • Apple iPhone chip maker TSMC predicting strong demand for rest of 2019

    avon b7 said:
    tmay said:
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    tmay said:
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    tmay said:
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    tmay said:
    jcs2305 said:
    ksec said:
    And it has very little to do with Apple.

    5G Modem and SoC as well as AMD's GPU and CPU. 
    TSMC is believed to have already commenced mass production for the Apple-designed "A13" chip, which will be at the heart of the 2019 iPhone refresh due this September.

    I think this ^ is a bit more than a little impact.  Yes they have other customers, but they aren't making a couple of hundred A13 chips either.

    Apple has the bulk of the early production 7nm+ /  euv process for the A13.

    https://www.techspot.com/news/80237-tsmc-7nm-production-improves-performance-10.html


    The linked article doesn't seem to even mention Apple. Or is my eyesight failing?

     
    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/tsmc-apple-a13-2019-iphone-processor,39315.html

    This is from the article on May 10th.

    "According to Bloomberg sources, TSMC began test production of the A13 in April, and volume production is expected to begin early this month. The EUV lithography is the successor to the company’s deep ultraviolet (DUV) process. It looks like TSMC is quite confident in its new process, since it’s willing to test the production of chips for a month before jumping into volume production. Furthermore, TSMC was not expected to begin mass production of 7nm EUV chips until next month."

    Are you afraid that Huawei won't be first?

    Hence why I stated "the bulk of the early production"

    Considering that Huawei isn't expected to deliver the Kirin 985 in a product until the end of the year, it looks like Apple will have the bulk of early production, so that it can meet its September deliveries for the new iPhone.

    Also, considering the number of A13's that Apple will need this production year, something on the order of 120 to 130 million A13's will be produced.
    tmay said:
    avon b7 said:
    tmay said:
    jcs2305 said:
    ksec said:
    And it has very little to do with Apple.

    5G Modem and SoC as well as AMD's GPU and CPU. 
    TSMC is believed to have already commenced mass production for the Apple-designed "A13" chip, which will be at the heart of the 2019 iPhone refresh due this September.

    I think this ^ is a bit more than a little impact.  Yes they have other customers, but they aren't making a couple of hundred A13 chips either.

    Apple has the bulk of the early production 7nm+ /  euv process for the A13.

    https://www.techspot.com/news/80237-tsmc-7nm-production-improves-performance-10.html


    The linked article doesn't seem to even mention Apple. Or is my eyesight failing?

     
    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/tsmc-apple-a13-2019-iphone-processor,39315.html

    This is from the article on May 10th.

    "According to Bloomberg sources, TSMC began test production of the A13 in April, and volume production is expected to begin early this month. The EUV lithography is the successor to the company’s deep ultraviolet (DUV) process. It looks like TSMC is quite confident in its new process, since it’s willing to test the production of chips for a month before jumping into volume production. Furthermore, TSMC was not expected to begin mass production of 7nm EUV chips until next month."

    Are you afraid that Huawei won't be first?

    Hence why I stated "the bulk of the early production"

    Considering that Huawei isn't expected to deliver the Kirin 985 in a product until the end of the year, it looks like Apple will have the bulk of early production, so that it can meet its September deliveries for the new iPhone.

    Also, considering the number of A13's that Apple will need this production year, something on the order of 120 to 130 million A13's will be produced.
    Did you make up the 'bulk of early production' then? Nothing you have linked to says that.

    Just like last year, TSMC is producing SoCs for both companies in parallel.

    Delivery of a product is irrelevant here. Production capacity was contracted last year and will be met unless Huawei says otherwise at a later date. Something which has never been claimed as yet.

    At present I can guarantee you that Apple doesn't have 120 million A13s in storage.

    https://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2019/04/tsmc-on-schedule-to-kick-start-production-of-apples-new-a13-7nm-euv-processor-dubbed-the-n7-pro-in-q2.html
    The production year is for the 2019 iPhone models, hence the 120 million units that Apple will have produced through the next year. This isn't that hard to figure out, and certainly more 7nm+ processors produced for Apple than what Huawei will use for its various product lines for the next year.
    No. It's really easy to figure out.

    You made a claim and tried to support it with link that didn't even mention Apple. When that was pointed out you scurried off at a tangent, posted another link (which also failed to back up your claim) and promptly scurried off to a completely different point!

    Now you have completely abandoned 'the bulk of early production' and are talking about shipments for next year!

    What I'm having trouble figuring out is why you still haven't provided any real support for your original claim.
    Uhm, you need to make some basic assumptions about Apple that are easy

    I assumed that Apple will sell 180 million iPhones for the next year. I also assumed 2/3 of sales will be of the three new models, so that 120 million units that require the A13. 

    Now, those numbers could certainly vary a bit, but the point is that Huawei won't be building anywhere close to 120 million smartphones in the next year that use the Kirin 785.

    But of course, you can show me your numbers to prove me wrong. 

    Here's a link that states that Apple is TMSC largest customer

    http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aeco/201906100012.aspx

    "et despite the gains, the May figure was still down 0.7 percent from a year earlier, as sales have been hurt by weakness at TSMC's biggest client, Apple, and on ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China."
    You may assume all you want but not pass it off as fact.
    But they were all fairly reasonable assumptions, not something out of the world. I think, sometimes the nature of your job gets you to get carried away a bit (instead of preparing others for arguing, you end up preparing yourself for arguing endlessly). 
    AppleExposedStrangeDayswatto_cobra
  • Editorial: WSJ Jony Ive story scoffed at by Apple experts, delicious to critics

    p-dog said:

    DeanKB said:
    The venom in this article is, itself, unprofessional. It"s a commited  fanboy"s reply, rather embarrassing in its fawning tone. I mean, who cares what the WSJ writes? It makes no difference to Apple, it's not going to effect sales or have people resigning. People will continue to buy Apple, come what may.

    But of course, Apple can rely upon its legion of hyper committed fans to jump to its defence, even when it's not required. It's part of the deal - full immersion, full commitment, full defence. Fanboys get to be part of the gang, get to pass their money onto Apple & in return Apple sell them expensive tech.
    So why are you here?
    DeanKB is here to troll, of course...

    Exactly!!! I don't understand why many members of this forum bothered to engage with a Troll (DED included!!!) instead of just clicking the "Flag" button and move on.
    watto_cobra
  • Google teases triple lens camera system and square bump on Pixel 4

    melgross said:
    avon b7 said:
    melgross said:
    avon b7 said:
    MplsP said:
    It's the notch all over again. It always amazes me how people are more concerned with how their phone looks rather than how it functions. The notch was born out of necessity and actually allowed Apple to make more efficient use of the screen. Similarly, camera and lens systems need a minimum depth to function. You either make the phone thicker or have a bump. Since the public is hyper-obsessed with thickness, the manufacturers are making a bump. Similarly, if you want to zoom or have multiple focal lengths, you either need a bulky and complex zoom lens mechanism or multiple lenses and a corresponding bump to house them.

    Besides, everyone puts a case on their phone anyway, so what does it matter?

    The embarassing part is the knockoffs copied the notch minus the function. Same will happen here IF Apple really releases this ugly thing.
    Really? What were Sharp and Essential Phone copying?

    What function was missing in those designs?
    Sorry boy, but there have been numerous articles about how Android manufacturers were copying Apple’s notch even thought they didn’t have the sensors to put there, because, you know, looking like an Apple product helps sales, particularly in China.
    But you didn't answer the question!

    Notches are not an Apple thing as some people like to claim.

    What was missing in the the notches of the phones I mentioned?

    Out of an entire industry you are cherry picking (as are those 'numerous  articles') an example and trying to pass it off as representative of Android notched phones.

    Not only is that false but you know it is false and Android manufacturers have literally gone out of their way to reduce notch sizes and actively and purposely remove components from them to make them smaller (without leaving empty space in them of course). Almost coming full circle with regards to the original idea from Sharp and Essential.

    DED even went so far as to make the utterly ridiculous claim that the resulting so called 'teardrop' notch looked like a bunch of 'dead pixels'. He completely ignored the reasons behind the decision and how well that kind of notch has been received by the market. But then again those 'numerous articles' you cite were probably written by DED anyway, right?


    Oh, I know that the tiny round notch was there slightly earlier. But numerous phone manufacturers have used large notches for style, where the only thing behind the notch was a camera, or maybe a speaker. Even Huawei made a career out of copying Apple designs. I’m not too ticked off, because, particularly in China, if a phone didn’t look like an iPhone, it didn’t sell. Heck, they even had dozens of fake Apple stores in China that the government closed down. Interviews with employees showed that they actually even thought they were working for Apple, and doing “a good thing”.

    those articles were everywhere on the net, not just here. Only one was here. ArsTechnica mentioned it every time they had an Android phone in for review, or mentioned a new one coming out. The Android Authority noted it. Even Anandrech talked about what they called the Apple notch phenomenon.

    i’m not a fan of DED, as you know. You don’t have to bring him up to me.


    Mel - As far as I know, you are fairly reasonable/fair person when it comes to arguments. ALL of Avon's comments were aimed at the below comment. Can you please share YOUR opinion on the below post?


    Apple is the only one inventing.


    bigtds