Report: Apple engineers ramp up visits to China in anticipation of upcoming tablet release

Thu, Oct 29, 2009


Silicon Alley Insider, citing an anonymous source, reports that Apple engineers have been travelling abroad to China with increasing frequency to check up on the manufacturing process of the upcoming Apple tablet.

Indeed, a source tells us a system integration engineer friend of his at Apple has been ramping up his travels back and forth between China lately, broadcasting word of his travels over the Internet.
… Apple employees are reportedly taking numerous trips to manufacturing plants in China, including some scheduled during the upcoming holiday season, as the company’s long-rumored tablet comes closer to reality..

The report above lends some credence to earlier rumors that the Apple tablet is being positioned for an early 2010 release.



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