March 10, 2009 at 1:36 pm
Dow Jones claims that two close sources have confirmed rumours suggesting Apple’s plans to release a touch-screen netbook in the second-half of this year. The first rumour surfaced yesterday from a Chinese-language Commercial Times report which says that Wintek is to supply touch panels for the netbook, with shipments of the panel expected in Q3 2009.
The main bit of new news from Dow Jones points to a likely touch-screen size of between 9.7 to 10-inches according to its source. However, what hasn’t been discussed is whether the rumoured unit will have one or touch-screens. The source claimed that other specifications are still “under evaluation”. Read more
March 9, 2009 at 10:47 am
The Chinese-language Commercial Times has confirmed what many have suspected, Apple IS planning to enter the netbook market. The report says that Wintek is to supply touch panels for the netbook, with shipments of the panel expected in Q3 2009. Wintek has been working closely with Apple for the development of new products. However, it looks like an upcoming Apple netbook will not likely see release until early next year. The report says that Quanta is due to manufacture the device. Quanta is making netbooks for Taiwan Mobile and are rumoured to be making a Vodafone-branded netbook in Europe. More news as we have it.