Weekly Highlights: iPhone 6 Production Orders, iWatch Displays And More
The tech industry remained calm this week as most of the big players prepared for their fall events.
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Pegatron And Foxconn Divvy Up iPhone 6 Production Orders
Pegatron Technology was originally thought to produce no more than 30 percent of Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone. If a new report is correct, the company might have a much greater hold on Apple's new smartphone.
Pegatron Technology will reportedly produce 50 percent of the orders for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Foxconn -- which is rumored to produce all of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 units -- will handle the remaining 50 percent.
AU Optronics Heading Into Smartwatch Market Just In Time To Serve Apple?
Samsung (which reportedly commands 90 percent of the smartwatch display market) is about to face a new competitor.
AU Optronics will reportedly begin producing 1.6-inch AMOLED panels in the fourth quarter. These panels will be earmarked for wearable devices.
AMD Expected To Release New Chipsets
AMD is expected to release a new A68 chipset in September.
While this isn't big news on its own, AMD reportedly set this release date to counter Intel's newest Haswell refresh. In fact, AMD processor demand may have actually declined after the new Haswell chipsets arrived.
Amazon's Local Register Could Be Worth $300 Million
Amazon's newest service could be one profitable initiative.
The company announced Local Register, Amazon's first mobile payment service, earlier this week.
SunTrust's Robert Peck thinks that Local Register will be worth $1.1 billion in annual revenue and $300 million in gross profit.
Amazon Stopped Taking Disney DVD/Blu-Ray Pre-Orders
If you want to pre-order the latest Captain America, you might want to head to the nearest Best Buy.
Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, has stopped consumers from pre-ordering new Disney (NYSE: DIS) movies. This could inevitably benefit the retailer's competitors, but may not end up hurting either firm involved with the dispute.
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