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Apple Looking For Alternatives To Foxconn For iPad 3

Written by Randy Harz. Posted in Ipad, News

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Published on August 01, 2011 with No Comments

Not much time has past since Apple’s official iPad 2 launch back in march. And it didn’t take long for rumors about an upcoming iPad 3/“iPad 2 Plus” to pop up. The new iPad is rumored to feature an enhanced display and support full 1080p HD video. However it’s called, we find reports now claiming a new manufacturer for this next-gen iPad has already been selected. According to Taiwan Economic News, Apple may switch its iPad 3 manufacturer from long-time partner Foxconn (who also built the iPad and iPad 2 for Apple) to Pegatron, another Taiwan-based contract manufacturer. Pegatron has reportedly already won an order of 15 million units of Apple’s iPhone 5, which is a big shift in Apple’s supply partnerships for up until now, Foxconn had been exclusively assembling iPhones and iPads.

It’s not confirmed if the contract win by Pegatron is exclusive or if the production will be split among the two manufacturers. But you bet that Apple wants to make sure they’re avoiding any supply bottlenecks like experienced with the iPad2.

Just yesterday we reported about the iPhone 5 should arrive in the second week of September with the iPad 3 coming on time for Christmas in November.

[via Slashgear]