Apple seeks out new iPhone 5c makers in Asia: WSJ

Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 8:27 AM ET
Apple's iPhone 5C
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Apple's iPhone 5C

Apple is partnering with new manufacturers in Asia in order to churn out more of its devices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

As part of an effort to boost supply and keep pace with demand, the iPhone maker will outsurce the making of its inexpensive iPhone 5c to Wistron, a Taiwan-based contract maker that currently produces smartphones for BlackBerry and Nokia the report said. Also, Apple will tap Compal Communications to assemble its iPad Mini tablet starting next year, the Journal added.

The report noted that Hon Hai Precision Industry, Apple's main manufacturer, is focusing on producing the more expensive iPhone 5s, which is currently in short supply.

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