Pegatron to Manufacture Apple’s Upcoming iPad 3

Submitted by lalit on January 10, 2012 - 1:45am.

DigiTimes is reporting that Pegatron has received orders for assembling upcoming iPad 3. Monica Chen posted:

Pegatron Technology has reportedly already landed a small volume of orders for the upcoming "iPad 3" (generally called by supply chain players), which is set to launch in March, while the company is expected to see a significant increase in its orders for Apple's "iPad 4," which is scheduled to launch in October, with an initial volume of about 7-10 million units, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Pegatron did not comment on the report at the time of publication.

The sources pointed out that Apple will also start changing its outsourcing strategy and will have Pegatron primarily focus on production of the iPad series products with production of the iPhone series products as an auxiliary in 2013, while the strategy for Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is vice versa.

We should take this news about Apple shifting iPad production from Foxconn to Pegatron with a big grain of salt, as just few weeks back we got the news that Apple has started test production of iPad 3 with Foxconn. Pegatron might be the backup, but our sources say that major iPad production will remain at Foxconn. Apple has already started working on next generation iPad (4th generation) with Foxconn.