Aug 5 2013, 10:17am CDT | by Sumayah Aamir
News travel fast. And many times they are not as accurate as they should be. Take the case of the Apple iMac. Apple Incorporated has according to the grapevine changed allegiance by transferring some of its Apple iMac orders from Quanta Computer to Pegatron Technology. Some of the upstream supply chain representatives decided to take a detour and send orders to Pegatron instead of Quanta. Apple products require a series of strict standards and critical criteria. The word about Apple iMac orders may be straight from the horse’s mouth or it may be taken with a grain of salt. It all depends on our evolving knowledge of reality.
Digitimes states that "Apple reportedly may shift some of its iMac orders from Quanta Computer to Pegatron Technology, with some related upstream supply chain players revealing they sent iMac components to Pegatron recently." Also it is reported that some "Sources from the upstream supply chain pointed out that to become a qualified supplier of Apple requires a series of evaluations and pilot production. The factories used for manufacturing Apple products need to be isolated from other factories, and mass production usually takes more than one year to start."
Before these rumors took hold of the public imagination, there were a lot of conspiracy theories regarding Wistron and Compal Communications having gained access to the supply chains of iPads and iPhones. However, we must not forget that there is always a kernel of truth to conspiracy theories. Pegatron has previously manufactured MacBooks for Steve Jobs’ brainchild. Obviously, Pegatron would be the right choice for Apple so it was assumed that this is so in reality. But reality is far more complex than fantasy. In fact, truth is stranger than fiction. The firm known as Quanta happens to be the maker of the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro and the iMac. The competition for catering to Apple is very tough and stringent. That is part of the reason behind these rumors that keep surfacing time and again.
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