Apple Aims To Reduce IPad 3 Cost With New Suppliers Of ICs

Posted: Jul 26 2011, 7:29am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

Apple aims to reduce iPad 3 Cost with new Suppliers of ICs

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Apple is supposed to add new Taiwanese suppliers of iPad 3 components.

Apple has set the price bar already pretty low from the get go for the iPad. Competitors have struggled to offer the same performance with their tablets at the same price. Tegra 2 based Honeycomb tablets are actually not beating the iPad 2 prices in most cases. To keep the pressure on Apple is according to Digitimes sourcing new IC designs from Taiwan.

According to industry sources Apple made deals with Novatek Microelectronics, Richtek Technology, Capella Microsystems (Taiwan) and Integrated Memory Logic (iML) to supply iPad 3 components.

According the report Apple is adjusting the cost structure to compete against the next Android tablet generation arriving in the second half of 2011. One of them will be Amazon. As reported Amazon is attacking on the price front.

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