Apple looking beyond Foxconn for low-cost iPhone manufacturing, says WSJ


Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn has become nearly synonymous with Apple’s products, but that may not be the case for much longer. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple is increasingly splitting its manufacturing between Foxconn and little-known company Pegatron. Pegatron was tasked with making a limited number of iPhones and a significant portion of iPad minis. Now, WSJ says the company will be the primary builder of a new, low-cost iPhone, which has been heavily rumored in the past months.

Pegatron has had a long relationship with Apple, packaging its first-generation iBook computers. The company has survived an acquisition by Asustek and a subsequent spin-off, and now it’s attempting to increase its prominence as a supplier….

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