The parade of information about Apple’s upcoming netbook continues. The latest report indicates which company may be handling the manufacturing of this device.
Apple hasn’t actually announced plans to release a netbook — a low-cost laptop with an emphasis on web access — but there have been rumors of one for months now.
According to a new report coming out of Asia, Apple is currently on the hunt for a company to manufacture this product, and Foxconn Electronics (AKA Hon Hai Precision Industry) is at the top of the list. Foxconn is already manufacturing the iPhone 3G.
What Little We Know
As this upcoming model hasn’t been announced yet, little is known about it aside from rumors that occasionally contradict each other.
Rather than run the full version of OS X, Apple’s first netbook may run the same scaled-down operating system as the iPhone.
It will supposedly have a 10-inch display, and while it might have the traditional laptop shape it could instead have a tablet design.
Reports indicate this product will be released some time in the second half of this year, but pricing is not yet known. Still, it’s expected to sell for considerably less than Apple’s other laptops.