Apple Sources Carbon Fiber for Future Products?

Apple Sources Carbon Fiber for Future Products?

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Apple is sourcing carbon fiber from a Japanese company, reports Macotakara.

According to my source, some engineer of Apple and Foxconn Technology came on Japanese company, which has carbon production in mid-March, and they requested to develop some sample. I don't have information which is ordered by Apple, source told the number of parts is too large to be called "sample".

Last year it was reported that Apple was looking at carbon fiber for the iPad 2. The company hired Kevin Kenney who spent years development carbon fiber bicycles as the President and CEO at Kestral Bicycles. Another report suggested Apple would use carbon fiber to improve the Wi-Fi sync performance of its devices.

So far the company hasn't used the material but it appears their working on something.

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Apple Sources Carbon Fiber for Future Products?

20-thousand-ideas-per-year - September 26, 2012 at 4:05pm
carbon blocks radio waves. not ideal for use with phones. this could be used for something else. the macbooks i guess?
Unknown - September 26, 2012 at 7:34pm
not even for macbooks they have wireless antenna inside them and carbon blocks those waves as well, someone just had a stupid idea of making phones with carbon fiber, I bet it's just a rumor started by just a fanboy!
Unknown - September 26, 2012 at 3:58pm
in case you guys don't know, Carbon Fiber blocks radio waves. so if you make a phone out of carbon fiber you probably never have reception!
Bacchus - September 26, 2012 at 4:17pm
So your saying it would be an AT
Bacchus - September 26, 2012 at 4:17pm
Att phone
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