Apple forces Pegatron to stop ASUS Zenbook production

Posted on Tuesday, February 14 2012 @ 21:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Word arrives from Asia that Apple hates Asustek's Zenbook lineup because the systems are allegedly too similar to the MacBook Air. According to the report cited by DigiTimes, Asustek will be forced to produce the ultrabook at a different company, because Apple has forced Pegatron to quit production of the Zenbook:
Apple reportedly was unhappy about Pegatron's production of Asustek's Zenbook models, which are similar to its MacBook Air, especially in its outer design, and therefore, demand Pegatron make a choice, claimed the paper, which added that Pegatron began to assemble iPhones for Apple in 2011 and is eager to solicit orders for next-generation iPads from the vendor.

Pegatron's current production of Zenbooks will stop by the end of March at the earliest, and Asustek will be forced to outsource the Zenbooks either to Compal Electronics or Wistron, added the paper.

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