Report: Apple withdraws Quanta video iPod order, shifts to unspecified vendor

The Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN), on March 22, indicated that Quanta Computer was added as one of Apple’s video iPod contract manufacturers (see related article: Quanta secures Apple contract for ‘video iPod devices’). Today, the Chinese-language Commercial Times reported that the order has been shifted to an unspecified EMS provider, according to a brief report from DigiTimes.

Full article here.

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Related articles:
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22 Comments

  1. Thought only Vista had these kind of delays. When trouble runs amok with Steve’s next big thing, look for the stock to plummet and a scramble at Apple that may put their plans for that big new campus on the shelf.

    That’s what you get when you abandon your core customers who want a better OS and more reasonably priced machines.

    To hell with iPod.

  2. “Report: Apple withdraws Quanta video iPod order, shifts to unspecified vendor”

    HOLY JEEZUM CROW! Sounds like a change in defcon status is in order. Better lock down the mountain too. Someone get Rummy on the sat phone. He’s playing footsie with Condie in Baghdad. But we might want to want until this story is Quanta-fied first?

  3. Hmm, I’m thinking the iPods need refreshing soon. Will Apple really leave the current offerings alone till August?

    This doesn’t make sense since I’ve seen both the 2 gig nano and the 60 gig pod on sale at Costco. Seems that they are clearing channel before releasing a new product.

    iPod’s birthday is the 28th. There’s been no media event announced which is unusual if a new product will be released.

    I could do with a new Pod but I’m waiting to see what new is going to come out.

  4. “Want to wait,” that is. I’m going to lose (but not loose) my proofreader’s license.

    “look for the stock to plummet”
    Isn’t that also called a buying opportunity?
    It’s half full, right?

  5. “When trouble runs amok with Steve’s next big thing, look for the stock to plummet and a scramble at Apple that may put their plans for that big new campus on the shelf.”

    No, that happens when you announce products that you can’t ship. Apple doesn’t typically do that, ala M$

  6. Neil – the iTMS’s birthday is the 28th, not the iPod. It’s birthday is in October. But yeah, we could use something new. Too bad they can’t find a way to squeeze Seagate’s new 750GB drive into something.

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