According to a report in the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN), Apple Computer is looking for a third contract manufacturer in Taiwan for its MacBooks, with Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry) standing a good chance of becoming the new partner.
“Foxconn is eyeing orders from Apple for a 15-inch consumer notebook model, the paper said,” Rodney Chan reports for DigiTimes.
Chan reports, “Asustek Computer and Quanta Computer currently make Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro respectively, while Foxconn is a contract manufacturer for Apple’s desktops and iPods, the paper noted.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Michael in Helsinki” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: Sales continue to be strong, it would seem. Now what’s this about a “15-inch consumer notebook model?” While we think that’s really a reference to the 15-inch MacBook Pro, do you think a 15-inch MacBook consumer model would work in the product lineup?
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