Foxconn to ship 15.4-inch MacBook to Apple in May 2007


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 23, 2005
The Netherlands
Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry) will produce a 15.4-inch MacBook model for Apple for the first time, with shipments to commence in May 2007, according to sources at notebook makers.

Because of the new order, Asustek will no longer be the sole supplier for Apple's MacBook, the sources said.

Both Foxconn and Asustek declined to comment on the news.

Vincent Chen, an analyst at Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia (CLSA), was quoted by a Chinese-language Commercial Times report last week as saying Foxconn will start volume shipments of one new MacBook model to Apple by year-end, while Asustek will see its notebook orders from Apple cut by one-third in 2007.

Following the launch of 13.3-inch models, Apple has decided to push 15.4-inch notebooks, the sources said.

Asustek was the sole supplier for 13.3-inch MacBooks in 2006, with the monthly shipment volume for the segment reaching 200,000 units, the sources indicated.

In the second quarter, when Apple officially launched Intel-supporting MacBooks, the company shipped over 800,000 notebooks in the global market and saw an industry-leading growth of 59.5% during the period, according to Gartner Dataquest.

In related news, Foxconn will further compete with Asustek when it starts delivering Play Station 3 (PS3) game consoles to Sony in February 2006, sources said.


macrumors G4
Jul 4, 2005
Digitimes has never, ever got a single Apple-related rumour correct.

What IS happening is that Foxconn is going to be supplying additional 15.4" MacBook Pros to cope with an expected increase in demand. Digitimes once again mixed up the information.

These guys predicted that G5-based PowerBooks and iBooks would be arriving in early 2005.


macrumors 68040
Oct 19, 2004
Calgary, AB
I'm gonna start a rumors site and start making up BS just to get people to read it.

This just in, mac mini expected to ship in quad core configuration and support for up to 8gb of'll ship in...ohh..lets say May. :p


Moderator emeritus
Jun 25, 2002
Gone but not forgotten.
It's called trying to use a big name to draw attention to yourself.

It wouldn't make any sense for Apple to do such a machine. Of course, with all the fun the machines seem to have generated, Apple might be looking for someone to do better work on the current line.


macrumors 68030
Aug 8, 2002
Would people stop (re)posting this ridiculous rumor? If anything, Apple is supplementing production (of either the MB or the MBP) by adding an additional supplier... If anything.

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