A good hint about Apple plans always comes from the company’s upstream manufacturing partners in the Asian region.
If you find some unusual movement there, make sure Apple is launching another attack. It is the same way that we got a hint about the upcoming iMac machines.
Based on the market intelligence collected from the behavior and investment patterns of Apple’s major manufacturing partners in the upstream supply chain, observers suggest that the new generation iMac computers may have anti-reflective displays.
The hint came from G-Tech, an Asian establishment which has clinched up to 30 percent of total cover glass order from Apple for its iPad in 2012. G-Tec is currently bringing up its cover glass production capacity considerably.
They presently have the infra structure and workforce to produce 1.8 million units a month. Industry sources claim that in the wake of additional orders from Apple, the company is escalating its operations to a reach a target of 3 million units a month.
The move, reportedly, intends to meet the requirement to provide anti-reflective glass for iMac machines from Apple.
The iMac orders have helped G-Tech to showcase a better performance in the market in a time when all major panel makers are posting loss in the last quarter of 2011.
Though there is no word from Apple about the launch of next generation iMac machines, the grapevine in the industry circles puts it close to the second half of this year.
If the rumor mills in Cupertino are to be believed, the new iMacs will come sleeker and lighter than their current siblings.
Now, we know that they will also bring in cute, anti-reflective displays too. Is that enough reason to drool about them? Let us know here in your comments.