Apple orders 15 million iPhone 5s from Pegatron, shipping in September?

Apple orders 15 million iPhone 5s from Pegatron, shipping in September?

Summary: Pegatron, maker of the CDMA iPhone 4s, is producing an "estimated" 15 million next-gen iPhones for Apple by September, according to DigiTimes.

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DigiTimes is reporting Taiwanese laptop manufacturer Pegatron Technology (former maker of Asus notebooks) has received an order from Apple for an "estimated" 15 million next-gen iPhone to be ready for shipping by September, according to "sources from upstream component makers".

It is unclear if Pegatron is being contracted to build the iPhone 4S or the iPhone 5, as some analysts believe Apple is pursuing a two-phone strategy, but as of last month it seemed unlikely that Apple would be able to produce multiple models all with the same September deadline.

This latest rumor from DigiTimes changes all that, especially if the anonymous source is correct that the new iPhone "does not seem to have any major update from iPhone 4," which suggests Pegatron is making iPhone 4S, with another manufacturer (like Foxconn) possibly handling production for the iPhone 5. Or there could just be one phone from Apple this September, whatever its name.

After all, according to DigiTimes' July 1 report, Apple is only working on one iPhone and just added iPad 3 (rather than a second iPhone) to the production schedule, as reported by our friends at Between the Line.

Pegatron has worked with Apple before, as maker of the CDMA iPhone 4s back in 2010 (though less than four million units were shipped due to poor sales in the first quarter of 2011), so it is possible for the company to be on contract with Apple again. The question is just what exactly will Pegatron be making in its factories -- will it be the iPhone 4S or the 5?

[Source: DigiTimes]

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Topics: iPhone, Apple, Hardware, Mobility, Smartphones

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  • Whatever it is, I'm buying it!

    Considering how awesome my iPhone 4 is, the next iPhone is sure to be even better! YEAH!!!
    woulddie4apple
    • RE: Apple orders 15 million iPhone 5s from Pegatron, shipping in September?

      @woulddie4apple Dude.. Are you Donnie Boy in disguise?
      browser.
      • Hehe, maybe I am DonnieBoy!

        @browser.
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        woulddie4apple
      • I could even be msalzberg and James Quinn

        @browser.
        Anything is possible.
        woulddie4apple
      • My vote is for SuperZealot. (nt)

        @browser.

        -nt-
        Bruizer
      • RE: Apple orders 15 million iPhone 5s from Pegatron, shipping in September?

        @browser.

        He used to call himself NonZealot. The name has changed, the style, quality and quantity of posts has not.
        msalzberg
      • @the poster behind msalzberg / James Quinn

        You are a liar.
        woulddie4apple
  • DigiTimes spews nonsense again and again

    For example, they talk about "plan" (existing only in their tabloid minds) to produce/sell 10 million CDMA phones in Q2, but it is <b>obvious nonsense</b> since there is no way how would one carrier in one country -- which is only Verizon and only in USA -- would provide such kind of sales. This is twice to thrice of what is technically possible, considering level of sales in Q1 by both AT&T and Verizon in USA (they both together got like seven million of iPhones sold).<br><br>So, of course, there was never "poor sales" since there was never such "plan" -- DigiTimes made it up (typically for a tabloid).<br><br>Much of the rest of their "news" is just random set of made up (not rarely conflicting) nonsense which they post every day. Some of it will turn out to be true, yes (even dead clock show time correctly sometimes), but significant part -- no.
    DDERSSS
    • RE: Apple orders 15 million iPhone 5s from Pegatron, shipping in September?

      "...which is only Verizon and only in USA ..." hmmm CDMA isn't used in overpopulated China? hmmmm...China Telecom and Apple are not in talks right now about a CDMA iPhone...?
      Answers: "yes" and "yes they are"
      juicebox22
      • CDMA are different in USA and China, and the 'talks' only about future now

        @juicebox22: -- nothing do with Q2 "plans" and sales/production.
        DDERSSS
  • RE: Apple orders 15 million iPhone 5s from Pegatron, shipping in September?

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