Digitimes Research sheds some light on the the Apple supply chain -- the source of many a rumor -- before the release of the product.
A Taipei-based report discusses Intel's roadmap for future tablet chips.
While it's a given that the MacBook Air is coming up for a redesign, it's a question of degree. The industrial design won't change much, according to a report from the Taiwanese site.
The company's tablet could come with Qualcomm's S4 processor and would debut at the Mobile World Congress early next year, according to the Taiwanese site.
As large smartphones eat into tablet sales, Asia-based manufacturers are shifting resources accordingly, says Digitimes.
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.