Apple has allowed a previously spurned contract manufacturer to return to the fold, as the Cupertino firm has added China-based Wingtech Technology to its MacBook supply chain. Wingtech will focus on handling the assembly of the new MacBook Air.
DigiTimes reports that Wingtech will join Quanta Computer and Foxconn to make up a trio of firms in Apple’s MacBook supply chain. Wingtech was reportedly cut out of Apple’s supply chain due to manufacturing poor-quality products.
Chinese media reports in May claimed Apple delisted Wingtech from its front-facing camera module supply chain because of the flawed output, a rumor the supplier has dismissed.
Apple unveiled its new-generation MacBook Air during the WWDC 2022 keynote address. The new Air boasts an all-new M2 chip, a redesigned unibody enclosure, a brighter display with a notch, new color options like Starlight and Midnight, MagSafe charging, a 1080p camera, and much more.
The new MacBook Air will be available next month. MacBook Air with M2 starts at $1,199 (US) and $1,099 (US) for education.