Apple netbook to be made by Foxconn?

Apr 20, 2009
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It wouldn't be a proper Monday without some good Apple netbook rumors, and today's tips Foxconn Electronics as shouldering ahead of rivals to win the coveted manufacturing contract.  Citing sources from the component supply chain (the makers of illuminated Apple logos, perhaps?), Chinese-language paper Commercial Times claims the much-discussed Apple netbook is not only on the roadmap but seeing bids from OEMs.

According to the report, Foxconn - also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry - is already set to become Apple's "major notebook shipment growth contributor" in Q2 2009.  The company also manufacture the iPhone 3G for Apple.

Previous rumors have suggested that the Apple netbook may use an OLED display, potentially a 10-inch touchscreen provided by Wintek.  No form-factor confirmation has been made, leaving speculation hovering between a traditional clamshell device or possibly a slate-format device with no hardware keyboard.


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