Apple adds second Taiwan-based iPod mini supplier

“Asustek Computer has received OEM orders for the iPod mini digital music player from Apple Computer, according to market sources. Asustek is the second Taiwan-based manufacturer of the digital devices since Inventec Appliances also produces the iPod for Apple,’ Emma Wang and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.

“In related news, Inventec is expected to continue to supply Apple with its current iPod models. In addition, Inventec is also likely to secure orders for a similar version of the iPod from Hewlett-Packard (HP), the sources said. Apple and HP entered into an agreement earlier this year for HP to resell the iPod under the HP brand,” Wang and Shen report.

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  1. Two suppliers is always better than only one…
    One makes Apple iPod�s and
    Second makes HP+Apple iPod�s
    This is great!
    Third should do IBM+Apple iPod�s and
    Fourth Dell+Apple iPod�s instead of those crappy ones


    The more sold the more Apple gets at least one monopoly away from the stink of REDMOND = MICROSOFT

    For fun, Apple just plain RULES!!!

    PC’s make good depressing corporate computers, where most of the people are dull stoic assholes.

    Lets Party!!! weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  3. By golly, you’re right, mike. Earlier today when I clicked on it, it worked, although it took two tries for it to “take” (it went to some other MDN page, and then the second time it launced iTunes.

    Now, it just launches another MDN page, or reloads this one, or something (how soon they forget).

    Mike (not the same as mike)

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