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[MPC] Apple Forces Pegatron to Drop Asus Ultrabook

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Apple is famous for its stranglehold on supply chains all over the world, and it’s now exerting influence with it. According to a report from the Chinese Commercial Times, Apple has forced ODM Pegatron to stop manufacturing the Asus Zenbook Ultrabook or risk losing its iOS device contract. It was a no-contest for Pegatron, which will be ceasing its Zenbook production by the end of March.

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For a second there I thought they said Pentagon.
 
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Wow.... that's a big move by Apple.

Intel cannot be happy about this either.
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This....This is utter black mail. Wow, every day turns up a different apple, each with one more parasite then the last. Starting to think this apple is getting past the sour point of a Granny Smith.
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Intel is going to give Apple a thing or two.
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Wow. What the hell is this. Apple...
    
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Apple. Innovating by eliminating the competition.
    
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Didn't Intel do something very similar to OEM pc makers with AMD cpu's?
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this is interesting. apple is indirectly fighting intel, who provides their Mac CPU's. let's see how intel counters.
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Why isn't this a anti-trust issue?
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only in a country in which "because its in the contract" is a legal explanation for extortion.
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