Foxconn Attempting to Remain Sole iPad 3 Manufacturer
Earlier this year it was rumored Pegatron Technology would share manufacturing orders for Apple's next iPad with Foxconn.
Foxconn no like.
According to Digitimes
, Foxconn is actively trying to persuade Apple into signing a new deal that would make Foxconn the sole manufacturer of the next iPad. Foxconn's success has gone hand-in-hand with the success of their largest client, Apple, and the company apparently guards that relationship like a jealous boyfriend.
However, Apple from a business standpoint usually isn't too keen on exposing themeselves to a single a manufacturer for a product. Relying too heavily on one manufacturer means there is no competition for your business, thereby driving up cost, as well as exposing Apple to any Foxconn production problems (example: this year's early shortage of iPad 2s).
For Apple to remain with Foxconn as the single manufacturer of their next iPads Foxconn must be bringing a pretty sweet deal to the table. Or they've become powerful enough to dictate terms to Apple. The latter seems highly unlikely.