Taiwan Manufacturer Receives 15 million iPhone 5 Orders? - iPhoneHeat

Taiwan Manufacturer Receives 15 million iPhone 5 Orders?

Digitimes reports that Taiwan-based manufacturer, Pegatron, has received 15 million iPhone 5 orders from Apple. These 15 million iPhone 5 are expected to ship in September. Pegatron is the same manufacturer that builds CDMA iPhone 4.

Taiwan-based notebook maker Pegatron Technology is estimated to have landed orders for 15 million iPhone 5s (iPhone 4S) from Apple and is set to start shipping in September of 2011, according to sources from upstream component makers. In response, Pegatron declined to comment about its cooperation with clients.

“Due to its cooperation with Apple for iPhone 4, Pegatron, in 2010, significantly expanded its plants, human power and equipment aiming satisfy the orders for 10 million CDMA iPhone 4s; however, since the Apple’s CDMA iPhone 4 sales were lower than expected in the first quarter of 2011, Pegatron shipped less than four million CDMA iPhone 4s, causing the company’s utilization rate to drop to only 50% with its gross margin also drop to 1.8% in the quarter.”

The iPhone 5 is expected to pack dual-core A5 processor found in iPad 2, 8 mega pixel camera, and dual LED flash. Most of the sources also claims the next iPhone to a minor update. In addition, the next-generation iPhone is said to feature a dual GSM+CDMA cellular chip. This means there will be one handset for both Verizon and AT&T.


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