Quanta to assemble Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad and iWatch, sources say

“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.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. iWatch? No, thanks. I doubt that one would easily navigate on such a minuscule screen. Why not simply buy a wrist band for your iPhone or iPod? Sure, you won’t be glamorous, but at least your wrist-wrapped doo-dad would be functional.

    1. I think it will be more in line with a nike fuelband that just happens to have a watch, with biosensors and such. Kinda like the iPhone is a computer that just happens to make calls.

      1. So what’s the point of the iWatch if Nike has already developed it? I’m sure that Nike’s product is designed for the hardcore athlete, not the typical overweight, gluttonous American.

  2. If it can’t run OSX then what’s the point.

    Don’t get me wrong… I simply love my iPad Air, but there’s no file system and no credible alternative for Office, in my opinion.

    I have a Lenovo-Atom-Windows-convertible tablet that is useless as a tablet with Win 8, but I still use it at work with the keyboard accessory as a laptop. The keyboard allows for two USB ports and I’m running Office 2013.

    I would love a larger iPad, but not just as a casual consumption machine. I would like to install Office and printer drivers on it and use it for work, instead of my POS Windows tab.

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