Eva Dou on the news that Apple is shifting more of its manufacturing business to Foxconn rival Pegatron:
Executive changes at Apple have also made a difference. Mr. Jobs had been easier at forgiving his favorite manufacturing partner, according to several people familiar with the relationship. Now, instead of relying on the uniquely close partnership between “two leaders with a hero complex”—as one of the people said—Mr. Cook is putting a greater premium on risk diversification, they said.
How many times have you heard that Steve Jobs was more “forgiving” than Tim Cook? Not a lot.
Pegatron Corp., named after the flying horse Pegasus, will be the primary assembler of a low-cost iPhone expected to be offered later this year.
Why am I way more excited about the Pegasus name-drop than the low-cost iPhone name-drop?