Apple Backtracking From Plans to Diversify iPad Manufacturing Partnerships?
But as shared in a new report from DigiTimes today, Foxconn has apparently persuaded Apple not to bring on a second manufacturer, taking steps to secure itself as the sole production partner for the next round of iPad manufacturing.
Apple has reportedly been trying to add a second manufacturer for iPad 3 in addition to Foxconn, with Pegatron indicated to be the potential contender, the sources noted.For its part, Pegatron is reportedly gearing up to compete for production of the fourth-generation iPad down the road, as well as for Mac production. Pegatron already manufactures the CDMA iPhone 4 for Apple and has been said to be lined up for the next-generation iPhone as well.
However, Foxconn has exerted its efforts to protect its orders and apparently has persuaded Apple to not shift some of its iPad orders to other contractors for the moment, the sources added.