Pegatron Reportedly Lands 15% of 4.7-inch iPhone 6 Orders for September Launch
According to a report from Taiwanese financial publication the Commercial Times (via Macotakara), Apple supplier Pegatron has reportedly received an order to make 15% of new iPhone 6 orders with a display size of 4.7-inches, set to debut this September.
The report says Pegatron will produce 50 million total iPhones in 2014, which will consist of the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5c and iPhone 6. The company’s iPhone production has grown 40% compared to last year when it made 35 million phones.
An earlier report back in January claimed Pegatron had won half of new iPhone 6 orders. A more recent story said Pegatron was gearing up for iPhone 6 production by hiring more staff to meet demand along with the building of a new factory in Kunshan, located outside of Shanghai, which was again echoed in the Commercial Times.
Recently, numerous leaks have surfaced which claim to be physical dummy models of the next generation iPhone, showing a slimmer design with a larger screen, relocated sleep/wake button on the right side and a possibly revamped flash.
Connected Apple supply chain insider from KGI Securities, analyst Ming Chi Kuo, previously stated in his 2014 Apple product road map a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 would debut in the third quarter of this year.
People are already assuming Apple will launch their next iPhone this fall again, sticking to a timeline similar to last year. It’s the details that we don’t really know much about, aside from rumours it will be larger and sport a new and thinner design.