Largan Precision is one of the lens' suppliers for the alleged 8MP camera, the touchscreen components are made by TPK Holdings, G-Tech Optoelectronics are making the tough glass layer for the screen, and two battery vendors - Simplo and Dynapack - are sweating the conveyor belts as if there is no tomorrow to ramp up production.
Total shipments of the next iPhone are expected to reach 5-6 million units in September, destined for the initial launch, and up to 22 million units in the fourth quarter alone. This might seem like a stretch, considering that Apple, as well as HTC recently reduced component orders due to the ongoing sovereign debt crisis in Europe, and the expectations for a worldwide consumption slump, but time will tell.
The increased shipments of the iPhone 5 are for the sake of diminished orders for the iPhone 4, of course. Pegatron Technologies, which reportedly scored 15% of the orders, might not chip in with volume shipments until the end of the year, the sources comment