Second source now claims to be supplying Apple with next-gen MIM MacBook hinges

“In April Patently Apple posted a report titled “Apple’s Future MacBooks Likely to Introduce Next-Gen Hinge,'” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“A supply chain report stated that Apple’s next generation MacBooks would once again be thinner due to an all new metal injection molding (MIM) process,” Purcher reports. “A company by the name of Amphenol, who created the dynamic fulcrum hinge for Microsoft’s Surface {Book], was allegedly getting the first orders.”

Purcher reports, “Now a new supply chain report published today states that notebook hinge maker Jarllytec may actually be Apple’s supplier (though it’s possible that Apple has two suppliers.)”

Read more in the full article here.

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


  1. MIM parts are typically only used in low cost or low quality items. Since Apple had a reputation of avoiding either of those, I’d keep quiet about MIM parts.

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