Foxconn churning out 150 000 iPhone 5s per day already, in preparation for the launch
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
1. boy (unregistered)
2. ilia1986 (unregistered)
That's a lot of iSheep.
10. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
baahahahahahahaa. I can NOT wait
3. sad (unregistered)
i wonder if some workers will get some health problems or might commit suicide because of the dirt environment of the facility or the pressure coming from the higher authority from all apple. knowing apple dont give a crap about them.
16. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
is it honestly that hard for u to take a second and think that apple doesn't actually own these factories and doesn't have jurisdiction over these employees...
18. YG (unregistered)
most likely sir.
4. ken (unregistered)
Given the fact that Apples earning huge out of the iDevices, and i think Foxconn is not getting a fair deal here, the profit margin is far too low as compared to Apple.
5. in4parbrad (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Oct 2010)
Doesn't it seem strange that with this phone being the most mass produced phone of all time and us now knowing it is in "final stage" assembly. That SOMEONE can't sneak a picture of the device???
6. dosen'tmatter (unregistered)
nothing will change, same boring design and same old applications.
7. Jojofromdabay (Posts: 39; Member since: 06 Apr 2010)
well 4 years of sneak peaks of the other phones I'm sure apple has learned to keep this secret
8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3514; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Let’s see how many workers get poisoned or commit suicide. Apple is cracking the whip on those poor Foxconn workers. This is the equivalent of a sweat shop! I hope this time Apple takes care of its workers! Do the right thing Apple! Instead of blood diamonds the iPhone 5 will be the blood iPhone 5's!
9. gmoney2087 (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
Why do you guys keep bringing this up, as far as i know apple does not own any of the foxconn companies or do they? foxconn is hired by apple to assemble their products just like other companies do
11. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
dont waste your time on these people. They just mad because they can afford apple
13. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Exactly HTC, Motorola, Samsung, etc all use the same factories as Apple to produce their phones with the same working conditions. That doesn't matter to fandroids though. They bash Apple regardless of what Apple does.
17. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
haha notice how they haven't commented back.. and ya.. its the factories problem.. apple isn't going to tell other compaies how they shud be run...
12. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
They should feel honored to die for Apple
14. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)
well good that way my iphone 5 will be red.... will match my car... sweet...