It turns out that Apple’s employees have taken lots of trips to manufacturing plants in China recently and they also have similar visits scheduled for this winter and the holiday season. Could this be related to the Apple Tablet rumours? The Business Insider quoted an anonymous source, saying that the Cupertino engineers have visited Asians manufacturing plants, with the clear favourite being Foxconn, Apple’s long time partner.


This could indeed mean that Foxconn is involved in the making of the tablet, as speculated previously, plus the fact that the engineers will also be working on Christmas time means that Apple is trying hard to meet a certain deadline. Could it be the launch in Q1 2010 that everyone is talking about?

Early reports show that the initial run of the product might include the production of 300,000 to 400,000 devices, ready for sale.

[via appleinsider]