Manufacturing articles

Rumor: Intel discussing possible deal to produce Apple chips

Chief executives from both Apple and Intel have reportedly met over the past year to discuss a contract manufacturing arrangement for the Cupertino firm’s in-house chip designs. A deal has not yet been reached, according to Reuter’s unnamed sources, but…

PC shipments fall for first time since 2001

We've been hearing about a supposed post-PC era for some time now while tech pundits have continued to bandy about once unfathomable ideas like the death of PCs. And although PC manufacturers have struggled, the real-world results of hundreds of…

Apple's profit margin slightly slimmer on iPad 3, estimates reveal

According to BOM (bill of materials) estimates by UBM TechInsights, Apple may be cutting its profit margin slightly with its new iPad compared to previous generations. The firm's estimate shows a total BOM cost of $310 for the iPad 3 -- more specifically -- the 4G LTE 16GB model...