Pegatron, an Apple supplier, has received 15% of the orders for 4.7-inch iPhone 6 ahead of Fall launch. According to Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times via Macotakara, Pegatron has been tasked by the Cupertino company to start production of the 15% of all the units of the upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6.
The report is inline with the previous rumors that Apple would be splitting up iPhone 6 production between Foxconn and Pegatron. Initially, it was believed that the split would be around 50-50 and that Pegatron was building a new plant to be ready for mass production by the end of 2014 to fulfill the massive orders.
The report also notes that Pegatron will ensure the supply of 50 million units this year, consisting of iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 4s units.
To eliminate any supply chain related risks that may arise due to relying only on Foxconn, Apple assigned Pegatron to assemble the iPhone 5c and the iPad mini last year along with Foxconn.
Apple is widely expected to launch two different models of iPhone 6 – 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch. iPhone 6 is rumored to have an ultra-thin design, narrower bezels, rounded edges and repositioned power button on the side of the body. 4.7-inch variant is expected to hit shelves this fall, however, the 5.5-inch variant might be delayed due to the manufacturing issues with display and the battery.
On the hardware side, Apple’s all new A8 processor is expected in the iPhone 6 with 1GB of RAM, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and an improved 8-megapixel camera. iOS 8 will most probably be installed on this upcoming iPhone.