“With a large-screen iPhone 6 possibly showing up this year, Digitimes Research provides some insight into where and when Apple rumors likely originate,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET. “In an article posted Friday titled ‘Explaining the Chaiwan Model for the Mobile Supply Chain,’ Digitimes Research talked about, among other things, timing.”
“‘We may provide shipment data for Apple 1-2 months before [the product] even begins selling in the market, because that is when the supply chain delivers it to Apple,”‘ Digitimes Research said,” Crothers reports. “That may explain the crush of relatively reliable rumors that typically hit about a month before the product appears.”
Crothers reports, “But there are stages before that.”
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