Apple has ended its relationship with SurfaceInk, a small Silicon Valley design firm, over its exhibition of a prototype tablet computer. The New York Times reports that Eric Bauswell, a founder and chief executive of the engineering design company, said Apple parted ways with his company due to its “growing awareness of our turnkey capabilities,” or business of designing products for clients. “I think they view our capabilities as an opportunity for competitors,” he added. According to the report, SurfaceInk had helped Apple with the development of certain products for nearly 10 years.
Apple ends relationship with design firm over tablet
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.