Foxconn is a well-known name. As the world's largest OEM manufacturer, Foxconn has always had a partnership with apple, the current hot selling electronic product company. The launch and expansion of a series of new products of apple before rely on Foxconn's OEM cooperation, so apple can occupy the vast majority of the global electronic product market, and become one of the best The best. Since the iPhone era, Foxconn has always been Apple's main industrial and commercial agent. Since then, Apple has launched the iPad, and the task of OEM has fallen on Foxconn.
But in March, the market heard that Apple had returned 5 million mobile phones to Foxconn, either because the appearance didn't meet the standard or because of poor function. Although neither side has responded positively to this statement, the low rate of good products has always been a big problem for Foxconn. In addition, Foxconn has Android business at the same time, and Android is Apple's strong enemy, so Apple began to alienate the relationship with Foxconn.
With Foxconn to compete for Apple orders, is the Taiwan funded enterprise Heshuo united technology. In the first quarter of this year, with orders from apple, Asustek's revenue increased significantly. According to the Wall Street Journal, in order to make the supply chain more balanced, Apple has transferred some iPhone and iPad orders to Asustek. The article quotes sources as saying that ASUS will become the main OEM of iPhone by the end of this year. In the first quarter of this year, Foxconn's parent company, Hon Hai Precision, released its first quarter report of fiscal year 2013, which showed that its revenue fell sharply in the current quarter. Recently, US media said that Foxconn's revenue dropped significantly again in June because Apple transferred some of its orders to other OEM companies.
Foxconn has hinted that it will no longer contract the iPad for apple, which could delay the launch of the iPad 5 and the iPad mini2, according to a recent US source. Although neither Foxconn nor apple responded to the reports, there are signs that Apple has been trying to diversify its orders, thereby reducing the risk of tying most of its orders to one company. With the appearance of IOS S7 operating system, Apple's iPad 5 and ipad Mini 2 are getting more and more attention. When are the two products going on the market? American media once reported that iPad 5 and ipad Mini 2 were released in July this year, even earlier than IOS 7. Some media also said that apple will release a new iPad in October this year, exactly one year later than iPad 4 and ipad Mini. Now, the market is also out of the iPad 5 and ipad Mini 2 will delay the launch of the news.
Apple has always attached great importance to the confidentiality of new products. Until now, Apple has not clearly announced that it is developing a new iPad. However, according to the past history, Apple has been pushing one iPad a year. This is also the basis for the market's expectation that Apple's new generation of tablet products will go on sale in October.
However, once Foxconn no longer manufactures iPad for apple, due to the replacement of OEM partners, and the new generation industrial and commercial capacity is difficult to reach the scale of Foxconn in the short term, Apple's ipad5 and ipadmini 2 will encounter capacity problems, and Apple will inevitably need more time to develop new iPad products. As a result, Apple's iPad 5 and ipad Mini 2 are widely expected to be delayed.