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  • Cirrus Logic Production Issues Raise Speculation About Possible New Apple Device


    Cirrus Logic, one of Apple's better known component suppliers, is at the center of swirling speculation about the possibility of Apple working on a yet-to-be released new product. Cirrus, which supplies audio chips for Apple's iOS devices, is believed to be encountering manufacturing problems and other setbacks related to an Apple product.
    Cirrus late Thursday said it had determined an earlier test for a particular function of a new audio product--which analysts assume is for Apple--was insufficient to guarantee that all products met a certain standard. After a more rigorous test was developed, Cirrus found fewer working chips than previously expected, with that yield loss rising as volumes increased.
    It is highly doubtful that the device in question is the iPhone 5, as there is little or no credible evidence to suggest that production may have already begun on the 5th generation handset. Could it be the iPad 2? Possibly. But sources contend that further production delays may inhibit "product launch." The second-generation tablet, as we know, is already here, and there's no reason whatsoever to suspect that the iPad 3 is in production.

    Do where does this leave us? Perhaps Apple is readying an iPod refresh of some sort. Or, as the case may be, Apple could be developing a new "new audio product" the likes of which we presently cannot envision. Either way, Cirrus Logic is telling us that something is in the works. It just isn't clear yet if that "something" is anything to really get excited about.

    Source: Dow Jones Newswires
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Cirrus Logic Production Issues Raise Speculation About Possible New Apple Device started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. iAppleHack's Avatar
      iAppleHack -
      Apple is at it again
    1. kraziebone's Avatar
      kraziebone -
      Better go get me some apple stock..
    1. Cheesey123's Avatar
      Cheesey123 -
      Apple TV maybe?
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      apple integration into cars kinda like microsoft sync?
    1. DJ-Kmac's Avatar
      DJ-Kmac -
      I'm thinking that apple is Either thinking about making a wrist watch iPod or iPhone similar to what was mentioned the other day by modmyi. Most likely it is something that will most likely replace iPhone.. Honestly I feel like it's going to be a new leap onto the future... But are we sure that this idea was overseen by Steve jobs?
    1. DJ-Kmac's Avatar
      DJ-Kmac -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      apple integration into cars kinda like microsoft sync?
      Apple already integrates into cars, bluetooth is basically all you need.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJ-Kmac View Post
      I'm thinking that apple is Either thinking about making a wrist watch iPod or iPhone similar to what was mentioned the other day by modmyi. Most likely it is something that will most likely replace iPhone.. Honestly I feel like it's going to be a new leap onto the future... But are we sure that this idea was overseen by Steve jobs?
      No wrist watch. That's just a joke. Also, too many "most likelys" in your statement. Nothing will replace the iphone for the forseeable future as it is way too profitable. Plus, what would they replace it with?

      The only thing they'd do is add more features to it but not replace with with something.
    1. DJ-Kmac's Avatar
      DJ-Kmac -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      No wrist watch. That's just a joke. Also, too many "most likelys" in your statement. Nothing will replace the iphone for the forseeable future as it is way too profitable. Plus, what would they replace it with?

      The only thing they'd do is add more features to it but not replace with with something.
      I know too many most likely's I just re read over what I said haha. I'm in the car on my iPhone and my girl was chatting with me, hard to multi task with women.

      Now that I think about it it could possibly just be apple getting ready to make the iPhone 5 and or a new iPod because it has been quite some time since the last iPod
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kraziebone View Post
      Better go get me some apple stock..
      Got mine. It just keeps going up.
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Apple TV in a "real" set, not just an add-on box?
    1. Quaddy's Avatar
      Quaddy -
      i thought that apple had give wolfson electronics the contract for the audio chip, like they once held instead of cirrus, for the iphone 5 etc
    1. Sfarijo's Avatar
      Sfarijo -
      What about a new Bluetooth headset?
      We haven't seen one of those for a while.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      Apple TV in a "real" set, not just an add-on box?
      I hope so.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Cirrus Logic Corp headquarters is right down the street from me. I'll just stroll in and ask em what's up
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Sounds like a plan. You can use your one call on me.
    1. foolish813's Avatar
      foolish813 -
      The clues are all over the place guys. It's an Apple hand held gaming device. Similar to the PSP's and DS's of the time. But rest assure it will be Applized (a whole lot better). Maybe that's where the slide out on the iPhone 5 comes from. A Playstation Phone type of control pad.
      Happy speculating.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I hope not but you never know.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      It's a waffle maker. No?
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      they'd never spend the time and money on R&D for a handheld gaming device when the iphone/ipod touch does the same thing.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Hope its a plasma TV.