According to supply chain sources, Digitimes reports Apple supplier Pegatron has landed half of 4.7-inch iPhone 6 orders, which would equate to 25 million units to ship before the end of 2014, echoing a similar report from January.
The report claims Apple has now equally divided its iPhone 6 manufacturing output between Foxconn and Pegatron, as the former has previously been rumoured to take 70% of orders:
Previously, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) was said to have landed all of Apple’s new 5.5-inch model orders and 70% of the 4.7-inch model’s orders. However, the latest development shows that the orders for the 4.7-inch models are split evenly between Pegatron and Foxconn, the sources said.
Sources tell Digitimes Apple orders now make up 35-40% of Pegatron’s revenues, with ‘impressive’ results expected for the fourth quarter. Earlier this week, Pegatron’s chief executive stated the company expects increased revenue after the iPhone 6 launch.
Back in May, it was reported Pegatron had only landed 15% of 4.7-inch iPhone 6 orders, while in March the company had reportedly started to gear up staff hirings for meet future iPhone 6 production.
Apple appears to be diversifying its iPhone 6 manufacturing supply chain equally between Foxconn and Pegatron. Just yesterday it was rumoured supply chains had entered so-called PVT phases and mass production was imminent, ready for the fall launch.