It was reported this week that Apple will get a second manufacturer for its upcoming iPad tablet. Now, reports say that Foxconn is negotiating with the tech giant to sign a new deal that will make the company the sole builder of the upcoming iPad 3.
According to DigiTimes, Pegatron, being the manufacturer of Apple iPhones, will unlikely share Apple’s order for the next iPad. “However, Foxconn exerted its efforts to protect its orders and apparently has persuaded Apple to not shift some of its iPad orders to other contractors for the moment,” the report from the Taiwan-based tech website said.
The latest report on Wednesday said that Pegatron is still expecting to receive orders for 10 million units of Apple’s upcoming iPhone model, which is reported to be released soon. The company is also reported to be expecting orders for the iPad 4 that is expected to launch in 2012.
The reason why Apple retained its deal with Foxconn is still a mystery, but tech website Slashgear thinks that the iPad manufacturer may have offered a deal, “asking for as much as a 10-percent reduction in what they are charging.”
The upcoming iPad is said to feature a 2048 x 1536 resolution screen. There are multiple names for the device, some sources say that it’s called the ‘iPad HD,’ while some say that it is called the ‘iPad 2 Plus.‘ Apple will not be releasing the iPad 3 this year in keeping with Steve Jobs’ “year of the iPad 2” announcement.