“Quanta Computer has reportedly landed orders for Apple’s rumored large-size iPad for mass production in the second half of 2014, while Inventec, Quanta and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) are currently competing over Apple’s iWatch orders, according to sources from the upstream supply chain,” Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.
“Apple has been separating its orders among multiple ODMs recently and has given some of its iPad and iPhone orders to Compal Communications and Wistron, respectively,” Lee and Tsai report. “Apple is also rumored be planning to release a 12.9-inch iPad in 2014 with Quanta in charge of manufacturing the device, the sources noted.”
“As for the iWatch, component makers have already started the pilot production,” Lee and Tsai report, “but because of low yields, mass production is rumored to have been postponed from the first quarter of 2014 to the second.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]