RUMOR: Foxconn in deal to manufacture 10-inch Multi-Touch™ device for Apple

“Digitimes and a plethora of Russian hardware sites are quoting Chinese-language site Commercial Times, which in turn is quoting sources from the component supply chain. These are whispering that Cupertino has sealed the deal with contract electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry – or Foxconn – to bang out Apple netbooks,” Sylvie Barak reports for The Inquirer.

MacDailyNews Take: When people use the term “Apple netbook,” apply it very loosely. We just don’t have the term for it, yet, until Apple gives it to the world. When you read or hear “Apple netbook,” think of a “MacBook-iPhone mashup,” not a cheap crappy Acer netbook.

Barak continues, “The rumours come at a time when speculation is rife about Apple introducing a new multimedia device to take up an intermediary niche between the iPhone and Mac notebooks. Apple is keeping tight lipped about its plans, issuing a terse “no comment”, but the word on the Asian streets is that the device will be some sort of 10-inch touch screen netbook.”

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