Items tagged with Pegatron

The web is always awash in iPhone rumors, and right now all the chatter is focused on Apple's forthcoming iPhone 6 device, assuming the Cupertino outfit sticks with its current naming convention. Regardless of what it ends up being called, you can feel reasonably assured that Apple will release another handset, and word on the web is that production will begin within the next few months. Citing a Chinese-language news source, Reuters reports that Pegatron is opening up new factory space and hiring workers to ensure it can handle Apple's bulk order for iPhone 6 devices. Production is currently scheduled... Read more...
Apple’s new flagship handset, the iPhone 5S, may be experiencing the occasional Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), but the new and less expensive iPhone 5C may be experiencing some death of its own. According to the Wall Street Journal’s sources, Apple has told its two suppliers (Pegatron and Foxconn) that it is reducing orders for Q4 2013, which points to weaker-than-expected sales. Orders for Pegatron were reportedly cut by about 20%, while those for Foxconn were around 30%. It’s not terribly surprising that the iPhone 5C isn’t doing all that well. From the very first rumor,... Read more...
If you've paid any attention to the PC industry in the past few years, you're aware that things aren't as rosy as they used to be. After decades of annual growth, major manufacturers like HP and Dell have both either floated the idea of exiting the consumer space (HP) or gone private (Dell). Contrast that with steady growth at companies like Asus and Lenovo, and some analysts think the entire PC industry could move to Asia in the next few years. The ironic part of the observation is that in many ways, this has already happened. Intel still has major manufacturing resources in the United States... Read more...
Apple recently took a PR hammering after the New York Times published a report claiming that labor conditions at the company's Chinese partner Foxconn continued to be poor--and that Apple knew about it and chose to do nothing. CEO Tim Cook blasted the allegations at the time, but has followed up nonetheless. Apple announced today that the Fair Labor Association will conduct "special, voluntary audits" of Foxconn facilities in Shenzhen and Chengdu. Unlike the suicides of 2009-2010, the recent accusations of poor monitoring relate to aluminum dust explosions at two Foxconn factories in May and December... Read more...
Pegatron has won a bidding war with Foxconn, and will be the exclusive manufacturer that Apple uses for the iPad 3. It was announced earlier this month that Pegatron had won an order for 15 million iPhone 5s from Apple, as well. The report comes from the Taiwan Economic News. The report used the word "outbid," which might mean that Pegatron came in with a better price for iPad 3 production. At the same time, however, the report did say that Apple had been looking for another manufacturer in the wake of the explosion that occurred at Foxconn's Chengdu plant. This order, plus the iPhone 5 order,... Read more...
Steve Jobs and the rest of his Cupertino cohorts did two things when they released the iPad under  Apple's unofficial planned obsolescence model -- you know, the one where Apple leaves off obvious features like a USB port, HDMI connectivity, upgradeable storage, and everything else you'd find on even the most thinly spec'd netbook. First, they left themselves an upgrade path for a second generation iPad, one that will undoubtedly address some, but not all, of the original iPad's shortcomings. And secondly, they left the door wide open for a competitor to storm through with a bona fide "iPad... Read more...