iPad supplier lands half of iPhone 6 production from Apple
Pegatron, the Chinese supplier which puts together the iPad mini and iPhone 5c on behalf of Apple, has been handed a huge order for the forthcoming iPhone 6.
According to claiomed ‘supply chain sources’ speaking with Digitimes, the company will assemble 25 million iPhones before the end of 2014, half of Apple’s entire order for the rest of the year.
It’s believed that Apple’s usual iPhone supplier, Foxconn, will manufacture the other half. But the even split suggests Cupertino is looking to give Pegatron more work after a year of working more closely on current iPhone and iPad models.
The numbers relate to the 4.7–inch model of the iPhone 6, which is believed to be launching ahead of the the larger 5.5–inch model.
Foxconn is thought to be the sole manufacturer of the latter. However, that may change seeing as previous rumours had pegged it to make 70 per cent of the 4.7–inch model.
iPhone 6 rumours continue to swirl, with a growing number of parts leaks occurring before its planned launch date, believed to be 9 September.
The smaller device will apparently hit shelves ten days later, on 19 September. Supplies of the 5.5–inch model are expected to be constrained.
Set to run the WWDC unveiled iOS 8 software, the iPhone 6 has been tipped to pair a new A8 processor with an all new, slimline form factor.
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