TAIPEI, March 11 Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) will take
third-quarter delivery of newly developed 10-inch touchscreens
from Taiwan, a source said on Wednesday, amid talk the U.S.
firm is developing a touch-screen PC.
Taiwan touchscreen specialist Wintek 2384.TW already
makes small screens for Apple iPhones, and has received orders
for the larger ones that are roughly the same size as those
used in mini PCs, said the source close to the Taiwan firm. He
asked not to be identified because he was not authorised to
talk to the media.
He added that he did not know what the final product would
be, or who would make it.
Wintek spokesman James Chen confirmed Apple was a major
client of his company, but declined to comment on any new
Taiwan media reported this week that Apple, which has
brought touchscreens to the forefront with the success of its
iPhones, is currently developing a touchscreen PC, as lines
begin to blur between sophisticated smartphones and traditional
Some of those reports have said that Taiwan's Quanta
Computer (2382.TW), the world's top contract laptop PC maker,
would manufacture the actual PCs for Apple.
Apple's Hong Kong spokeswoman, Jill Tan, said the company
did not comment on market speculation, while a Quanta
spokeswoman also declined to comment.
(Reporting by Kelvin Soh; Editing by Doug Young and Lincoln