Taiwan component makers are competing to land orders for the device. US-based Amphenol is said to have recently joined the supply chain and will likely take orders away from existing partners Shin Zu Shing (SZS) and Jarllytec. Additionally, Simplo Technology and Dynapack International Technology are reportedly seeing competition from China-based Desay and Sunwoda Electronics for battery pack orders.
Industry sources are saying that the new MacBooks will adopt MIM hinges:
To achieve an ultra-thin design, Apple's new MacBooks adopt metal injection molding-made (MIM) hinges. Amphenol is also a hinge supplier of Microsoft for its Surface Pro because of its special designed hinge.
While Desay and Sunwoda Electronics have submitted battery samples for testing they have yet to obtain any orders.
It's expected that Apple will unveil its new MacBook around WWDC in June. Click here to check out a design concept for the 15-inch MacBook based on the 12-inch MacBook.
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