“Apple is ready to launch new ultra-thin MacBooks in the second half of 2016,” Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.
“US-based Amphenol has recently joined Apple’s supply chain to supply hinges and is likely to take some orders away from existing partners Shin Zu Shing (SZS) and Jarllytec, according to sources from the upstream supply chain,” Lee and Tsai report. “To achieve an ultra-thin design, Apple’s new MacBooks adopt metal injection molding-made (MIM) hinges.”
Lee and Tsai report, “Amphenol is also a hinge supplier of Microsoft for its Surface Pro [sic] [recte Surface Book] because of its special designed hinge.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Ooh, our new MacBooks – can’t wait!