As large smartphones eat into tablet sales, Asia-based manufacturers are shifting resources accordingly, says Digitimes.
Digitimes Research sheds some light on the the Apple supply chain -- the source of many a rumor -- before the release of the product.
Supply of Retina Displays is causing the holdup, Taiwan-based DigiTimes reports.
It's not exactly impossible for Hewlett-Packard to do a $99 tablet, as Digitimes reported. The HP Slate 7 is very close already.
AU Optronics and Sharp may also be potential candidates to supply panels for an Apple television, says DigiTimes.
iPad Mini shipments to retailers will reportedly be cut to as few as 10 million for the second quarter, according to DigiTimes.
Initial shipments of the new phone could be reduced due to production woes with the fingerprint-recognition chips and LCD driver chips, says DigiTimes.
As expected, the next-generation iPhone won't be a major upgrade over the iPhone 5 but will offer a beefier processor and camera, according to DigiTimes.
Both companies will add wireless charging capabilities to their new smartphones this year, says DigiTimes.
Shipments of both devices will be limited until the first quarter of next year, according to DigiTimes.