Recent news has surfaced regarding which company will actually be producing the iPad 3. The Taiwan Economic News report that the Taiwan based Pegatron manufacturer has won the deal against Foxconn who are the current manufacturers of the Apple iPad.
This is the second time Pegatron have won a big contact from Foxconn, the first being another recent deal consisting of the production of 15 million iPhone 5 units. It looks like Apple are learning from their mistakes of the past with shortages happening globally very quickly for the previous iPhones.
There are a few reasons Apple could be going elsewhere for its production of future models, back in May a Hon Hai (parent company of Foxconn) factory in Chengdu experienced a deadly explosion killing 3 and injuring 16. Hon Hai’s shares drastically fell because of this and the supply of Apple products came to a halt from the Chengdu factory.
It would appear Pegatron had best pull up their socks to meet the rumoured release date of the iPhone 5 in September and the iPad 3 in November this year.