Strong MacBook Pro sales, Touch Bar manufacture, Omniphone


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Apple expects strong MacBook Pro sales going into 2017 — Despite all the controversy surrounding them, Apple has been placing orders for lots of new MacBook Pros and strong shipments of the laptops are expected to last into 2017, reports DigiTimes, quoting unnamed “sources from the upstream supply chain.”

Wistron building MacBook Pro Touch Bars after original supplier falls short — Due to problems experienced by an initial supplier, Taiwan’s Wistron is now handling at least some orders for the Touch Bar keyboard on the MacBook Pro, reports claimed on Tuesday. The keyboard is difficult to build, and its original supplier — an unspecified Singapore Singapore — was having trouble meeting demand.

Apple hires talent, buys technology from bankrupt streaming music startup Omnifone — Apple recently hired a handful of former employees and purchased key technology from defunct streaming music startup Omnifone, clearing up rumours suggesting Apple acquired the now bankrupt company earlier this year. Omnifone was one of the first backend providers of all-you-can-eat streaming services, from 2003.