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DigiTimes Reports PowerBook G5 and iBook G5 Contracts

An article today in DigiTimes reports on Apple's Taiwanese contractors, saying that Foxconn Electronics (also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry) is contracted to manufacture and ship 100,000 or more Mac minis per month and that Asustek is contracted to manufacture and ship up to 400,000 to 500,000 iPod shuffles per month.

Almost as an afterthought, the article mentions that Asustek, which has been manufacturing and shipping iBook G4s at the rate of 110,000 to 120,000 per month, is to begin shipping an iBook G5 in the second quarter of 2005.

An accompanying chart shows again that Asustek is to delivery iBook G5s in 2005 Q2 (quantity 100,000 to 125,000 per month across both iBook model lines), and also that Quanta Computer is to deliver PowerBook G5s (quantity 30,000 to 50,000 per month) by the same quarter (2005 Q2).

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