In wake of component shortages from Japan, Apple may agree to pay higher prices for parts
0. phoneArena 23 Mar 2011, 08:38 posted on
DigiTimes is reporting that in response to the earthquake/tsunami in Japan, Apple is looking toward Taiwan to secure a supply of touchscreen panels; the Cupertino based company has included price hikes in its negotiations to make sure enough supply can be purchased for products in heavy demand like the iPhone and iPad...
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1. PhoneLuver (Posts: 480; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
last time I checked, Foxconn was a Taiwanese company producing parts in Shenzhen on Mainland China. But China, Japan, close enough! :-p
2. Apple_FUD (unregistered)
"Apple had locked up 60% of the world's supply of touchscreen panel components"
This is misinformation. Come on! Think about it for one second! Apple doesn't even sell 60% of the devices in the world with touchscreens--android smartphones alone outsell all iOS touch devices. What, they're just going to hoard them? They made huge investments over YEARS (notice the plural there) for touchscreens. They did NOT run out and tell every touchscreen manufacturer that they want 60% of their production capacity nor did they buy a mass quantity for this year alone--that's moronic!
Just because some moron "analyst" makes these idiotic statements, most likely to boost stock prices, doesn't mean they are remotely true. Can we please use our brains just a little and think before regurgitating such erroneous information?
3. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
"Think about it for one second! Apple doesn't even sell 60% of the devices in the world with touchscreens--android smartphones alone outsell all iOS touch devices. What, they're just going to hoard them?"
Android does not outsell iPads, iPod touches, and iPhones combined. Apple already has like 70% of the tablet market so where are you pulling your data from?