Apple Backtracking From Plans to Diversify iPad Manufacturing Partnerships?

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Earlier this week, DigiTimes reported that Apple was looking at diversifying its production for the iPad by bringing on a second manufacturer in Pegatron or Quanta to join Apple's longtime iOS device partner Foxconn. According to the report, Apple has been interested in moving to a multiple-partner arrangement in order to minimize risk of disruptions such as those caused by an explosion at a Foxconn plant earlier this year that temporarily shut down all of that company's polishing lines.


    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.
    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.

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  2. macrumors 6502


    Jun 11, 2004
    Is it really possible to 'backtrack' on something that hasn't been officially announced and is only a rumour?
    If so, then I'm current backtracking on my plans to win last night's lottery :D
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2007
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    Discounts anyone?
  4. macrumors 68020


    Jan 6, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Seriously. Today: "Apple plans on installing death ray in iPhone 5." Tomorrow: "Apple nixed plans on adding death ray in iPhone 5."

    EDIT: Whenever I read things like this, I think the story really should read "DigiTimes realized it got bad info and is backtracking on posting it."
  5. macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2011
    ha thats a good one, and probably true!
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2011
    Macaé - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
    Makes sense Apple look for another manufacturer for iPad, but also makes sense they change their minds since Foxconn is setting up a plant in Brazil to start manufacturing the iPad in november. The operations should have started in end june / beginning of july, but this move may mean that will be less assemble and more manufacturing.:apple:
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2009
    Exactly. There are some Apple rumors that are true at some point in time (when they are reported) and then things change and the source appears to have bad information. There are also some rumors that were never true to begin with and came from a bad source. However, it seems some of the outlets reporting the rumors like to chalk up the ones that turn out to be wrong to "Apple had a change of plans" rather than "My source was bad" more often than not. Gruber did a great piece on this earlier this year entitled "The Eleventh Hour".
  8. macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2006
    Aussie living in Canada
    So true. As long as it gets lots of hits for ad revenue right?
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2007
    Twin Cities
    At the risk of coming off like a conspiracy theorist, could it have been a controlled leak by Apple with the objective of better negotiated terms with Foxconn?

    If it wasn't, I'd lean toward eghedini's explanation.

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