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Pegatron might outbid Foxconn for iPad 3 contract

updated 05:45 pm EDT, Thu July 28, 2011

Pegatron may have iPad 3 deal locked in

In spite of a seeming loss, Pegatron may have landed a key deal to make the iPad 3, insiders claimed Thursday. The Taiwan contract manufacturer was said to have won a deal to ship some of the tablets alongside Apple's usual manufacturer, Foxconn (Hon Hai). The Taiwan Economic News source had most individual suppliers remaining the same.

The same contact backed talk of Pegatron getting an iPhone 5 deal.

Dynapack and Simplo (batteries), Largan (camera lenses), and TPK (touchscreens) are expected to stay. Foxconn should also continue to make the final shells for devices regardless of which companies handle final assembly.

Apple is known to be steadily diversifying its manufacturing, both to avoid the future impact of a disaster like the northern Japanese earthquake or the Chengdu factory accident as well as to make sure it can handle demand. The company has regularly hit production ceilings with iPad and iPhone product launches and might be keen to avoid losing market share due to a potentially avoidable problem like a shortage.

by MacNN Staff



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