Monday, September 17, 2012

Pegatron snags the majority of iPad mini production

Pegatron has broken Foxconn's hold over the iPad production. Apple's other chief Chinese assembly partner is said to have nabbed 50 to 60 percent of iPad mini production, with Foxconn getting the rest.

Both companies combined will apparently be able to manufacture up to 5 million iPad minis monthly. It's the first time that someone besides Foxconn has manufactured the iPad, though this is, of course, the iPad's 7.85-inch smaller cousin.

Pegatron has previously been involved in iPhone production, but not in iPad manufacturing.

The report came via Taiwan's Economic Daily News. What's also interesting is that the paper said that 53 million iPhone 5s are scheduled to be shipped this year. That would mean that even Apple's BFF Foxconn would need some assistance, with Pegatron possibly picking up the slack.

The iPad mini is expected to be introduced next month. While details are sketchy, it seems that a $349 price point might be the sweet spot for the new sub-10-inch (yet still not DOA) iPad mini.

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