updated 07:40 am EDT, Mon April 20, 2009
Foxconn Wants Mac Netbook
Foxconn is hoping to land an order for an Apple device which is now described as a netbook, Taiwan's Commercial Times newspaper says. The company is already one of Apple's key manufacturers for MacBooks but is seen as "in the running" among other competing firms to build the new, smaller portable. Details of when the order would ship, or the system itself, aren't included with the claimed leak.
The report fuels speculation and suggests possible competition for Apple's rumored future design. Last month, Quanta was tipped as the likely manufacturer for a device in the netbook class and would use a roughly 10-inch touchscreen display for a product due in the second half of the year.
Apple for its part has publicly declined netbooks, arguing that the devices are often too small to be useful, but has also said it has ideas of its own for the category.