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iPad 3 contract goes to drum roll... Pegatron, not Foxconn

iPad 3 contract goes to Pegatron, Foxconn consider calling Megatron for help.

Published Thu, Jul 28 2011 8:46 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:31 PM CST

In a surprise move, Pegatron has been awarded a new contract to build Apple's upcoming next-generation iPad, Taiwan Economic News reports. According to the report, Pegatron underbid Hon Hai for a new contract to manufacture the iPad 3 which is touted to be available some time near the Thanksgiving holiday according to earlier reports. Hon Hai, owner of infamous Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn, currently manufacturers Apple's current-gen iPad 2 as well as other Apple-related products.

iPad 3 contract goes to drum roll... Pegatron, not Foxconn |

Pegatron it seems, is working hard to increase its production share of Apple devices, but the luck doesn't stop with just the iPad 3 contract. Pegatron have also won an order from Apple to manufacture a total of 15 million iPhone 5 handsets. Apple may be changing things around with manufacturers for their devices, but component suppliers are staying the same. TPK Holdings will still supply touch panels, Simplo Technology and Dynapack International Technology supply batteries, Largan Precision will supply camera lenses and finally Foxconn Technology will throw in some outer casings.


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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