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Pegatron said to manufacture a CDMA iPhone 4

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Pegatron said to manufacture a CDMA iPhone 4
Earlier this year, while the iPhone 4 was still being developed, we heard that Apple would be using Foxconn and Pegatron (ASUS spin-off) to manufacture the device and to help keep-up with the expected high demand. Then last month, it was reported that Pegatron had recieved an order to manufacture 10 million CDMA iPhones for Verizon Wireless, but this was more hear-say as the company would not comment. So when the iPhone 4 was announced at WWDC last week, many had hoped that Jobs would be announcing a new partnership with Verizon as well, but that turned out not to happen, as the iPhone 4 was still slated only for AT&T. Now things are really becoming interesting, as Pegatron has told DigiTimes that they are in fact developing and manufacturing a CDMA iPhone 4 in its Shanghai, China plant that will be shipped in Q4 of this year. Furthermore, the company is also working on orders from Apple for MacBooks and iPads. Why would Pegatron come forward and say all of this now? Possibly because the company is about to be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange on June 24th and is looking to create some "buzz" for their stock. In any case, we hope that  Pegatron is being truthful and that we'll be seeing a Verizon iPhone 4 under the Christmas Tree.

Apple iPhone 4 Specifications

source: DigiTimes via BGR

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)

10million? god damn, thats a lot of phones...that would be crazy if the iphone 4 went to verizon...it would change the whole ball game right now

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 17:46

2. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)

That's how many Verizon would need if AT&T's sales have been an accurate indicator. How many times will we hear this rumor though? Is it April foods day AGAIN? I mean come on, I seriously think I have read 1759 articles this year alone saying Verizon was getting the phone. Yes, I'm exagerating, but has anybody ever heard the story of the boy who cried wolf? By the time the phone finally hits Verizon, which is will, nobody will believe it.

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 21:06

13. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

pretty much. It will be in store, in your a customers hand in a picture, with verizon crap all over it.. verizon custom apps.. and still we wont believe it because we hear this crap every day. yesterday it was tmo.. today its verizon.. its really going to metro and cricket damnit.. my 3rd cousin's girlfriend's girlfriend told a dog that told the easter bunny that told jesus who told me in a dream... it must be true!

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 21:26

14. omarc26 (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

well it mite be true because on china they use cdma just like here in da US. but most likely they will only release it on china we might prolly never see a cdma iphone here in the states .. ill be laughing if metro pcs or cricket or boost mobile do end up getting an iphone n verizon doesnt ...

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 17:53

3. drodriguezsd (Posts: 35; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)

I've heard this so many times, it's just not believable anymore. Who knows though right? If this company confirmed then it's a gaurantee either sprint or verizon will recieve the iPhone. However, I'll be purchasing a Moto Droid X in August, and if the iPhone 4 comes, then too bad cause the Droid X is just as good ;)

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 22:44

19. techtechne (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)

I honestly think that this rumor was made by Verizon to keep people on the Verizon network until the end of the year. These past two weeks, I've read so many announcements and leaks about 2Ghz phones, launches of Motorola Droid phones, events by Adobe, Google, Verizon, and Motorola; claims of 720dpi screens and 720p screens, launch of the EVO three days before Apple keynote, complaints from samsung of the "superiority" of the s-amoled screens, doctors who say that limit for human sight is 477 ppi and not 300 ppi, etc. It wouldn't surprise me if this is another stunt.

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 18:41

4. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)

Great, more product to be developed in Foxconn = more suicides

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 18:43

5. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

It is not for VERIZON - the two telecoms in CHINA that run CDMA will be getting this phone - old news.....

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 20:42

10. Caligula (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Jun 2010)

you're wrong, it's for cricket and metro pcs

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 18:47

6. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)

Another story, another dream. But if its true, Then 10mil is NOT ENOUGH. I mean if CRAP ATT can sell 600,000 in ONE! day, come on. VZ could do 10mil. Hopefully the WHITE iphone is the CDMA, that would be great, then i could go back to my family VZ plan with a white iphone!

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 19:19

7. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

why do they keep reporting those rumors?...There's a new one like every month.!

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 09:47

31. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

every month??! what? did they slow down? lol, its almost daily!!

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 19:47

8. cmjrjd (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 May 2008)

After getting my EVO I really could care less about this news . . .

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 21:27

15. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

If I had an EVO 4G, I would agree with you.

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 20:32

9. WnnaFghtAboutIt (Posts: 149; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)

why would you still care about an iphone in the age of android which is really superior in every way?

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 20:47

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3108; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Exactly. Even if the iPhone 4 came out on the same date as the Droid X, you can be damn sure which one id still get. I had the iphone 3G for a year and it got so boring and plain. I will never go back, I love android and I love verizon. Droid X and EVO are so beyond the iphone, hell they beyond the iphone 5 for crying out loud. Apple is just trying to play catch up now. They were so relaxed because they had no competition, no rivals, no nothing. Android blew up right in apples face and caught them with their pants down. Yes apple has more apps but that's about it. I'm sorry, I loved my iphone for a long time until I saw how much better android is.

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 20:48

12. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

i strongly agree!!

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 21:28

16. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

ANDROID, rooted, is far better than what an IPHONE could ever do.

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 23:31

20. techtechne (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)

Does anyone want to explain why android is better? I got flash and customization down but I can't come up with anything else. I think iPhone jailbroken is better than android rooted.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 03:57

21. Whateverman (Posts: 3262; Member since: 17 May 2009)

You can get insurance on a Droid. :)

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 05:23

22. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)

Techtechne, Android is better for several reasons. The main one is widgets. You can totally customize the look and feel of your multiple homescreens, for whatever it is that suits you. At a glance, I can see the weather in my area, my next 4 appointments, and all the volume settings for my phone. A flick left or right shows me recent facebook updates, my account balances via mint.com, current torrent progress, coupon offerings, etc. Without even going into the application array available on an opensource platform without jailbreaking/rooting, or the fact that a higher percentage of apps are free through Android than on Iphone, widgets alone take the cake.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 06:17

23. mulda71 (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)

you can get insurance on an iphone too

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 06:49

25. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Vzwtechbill I was right with u until u gave misleading information. U have great points with the widgets. But saying that android has a higher percentage of free apps is misleading. Yes it's true but if u r gonna use that as an argument then u should also note that apple has more free apps than android has apps entirely. If the entire android market itself is about 25% of apples app store then it doesn't matter what percent is free apple automatically has more free apps. But apps just shouldn't be a selling point. Apple has that market cornered. Widgets are about the only selling point. Open source does not mean alot for consumers. Other than they can download things that access some of the system functions. And the rooted argument proves that you still have to hack your phone to do the best stuff. And an iPhone jailbroken gives you the same functionality and maybe more. There's even been an iPhone made to dual boot IOS and android. *btw that last part about rooting wasn't for you bill. But u do make a good point about widgets seeing that to gt widgets iPhone must be jailbroken.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 07:43

27. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

i still don't see any widgets on a jailbroken iphone. i know there is an app for widgets, but i haven't seen anyone put native widgets on their homescreen, besides the HTC weather clock.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 13:25

35. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

You can get insurance on the iphone also.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 20:19

36. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

Google Sync, Google Docs, Google Voice, Google Maps/Navigation...just to name a few. I'm sure there's some kinda variation that Apple offers of these same services...but like most Apple users try to make it seem when it comes to their App store...Google does it with a little more class. The fact that there is a OS that supports various functions of those many customers who already use Google for other things (Gmail for example) is an upper hand. So, in addition to widgets, that alone could be another selling point.

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 21:57

17. baldilocks (Posts: 746; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

Here we go with the teenagers again who have nothing better to do than to complain about Apple and AT&T.

posted on 17 Jun 2010, 22:02

18. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3108; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Because apple fan boys NEVER talk shit about android.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 06:20

24. mulda71 (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)

All android is missing is Itunes, and that's big.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 08:33

29. GlenF (Posts: 50; Member since: 02 Nov 2009)

Actually there are multiple programs in the Android App store, most free, that let you sync directly with your I-tunes and or folders on your computer. Add that to the rumored Google music store, the Amazom MP3 store, the remote streaming of music from your home computer in future updates, Rhapsody, Slacker, Pandora, IheartRadio, Last FM and of course good old click and drag from your music folders. and if you're cheap, there's at least two P2P apps in the store that let you essentially have Limewire on your phone. The I-tunes argument holds not water whatsoever

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 09:51

32. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

why is itunes such a big deal? why pay for it when its free?? sounds like Itunes is a bad deal to me. dont forget there are also MP3 music downloading programs like Music Junk that act just like limewire, on android. Why oh why do i want itunes when what I DL is free? like the radio? flycast. custom playlists? slacker and pandora. like sattelite? Serius XM. Wanna dl free songs? MusicJunk. What the hell does itunes do again?

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 20:26

37. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

They give you free 30 second previews of the best part of the song? LOL. Apples...so overrated, i like oranges better.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 06:58

26. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Funny thing about android super fans. They are techies. And techies actually don't make up the majority of smartphone buyers. Fo those that are interested in the tech aspects, hacking is usually the course they take. Either rooting or jailbreaking. Funny Thing is it's the same thing. Hacking both allows for custom roms dual booting accessing higher system functions. And a few other things. So on those terms it's equal. I've seen jailbroken iPhones with widgets and custom themes and sounds. I seen the video of an iPhone that dual booted with android. I've seen snes emulators on both. When it comes to that field the handsets are equal. However techies are a small portion of smartphone buyers. Most want a smooth and fun experience from touchscreen smartphones. With plenty business support. Both offer exchange support. But apple has done so much more to integrate more exchange features. Apple has more apps to sway ppl with and yes the layman is attracted by that. Point is, u just have to see that these arguments are completely useless and futile.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 07:45

28. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

show me a video or picture with widgets on an iphone homescreen.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 08:35

30. GlenF (Posts: 50; Member since: 02 Nov 2009)

"Point is, u just have to see that these arguments are completely useless and futile." talk to me next year when Android has a 30% market share and Apple is scrambling to regain it's lead

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 12:50

34. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)

I highly doubt Android will have a 30% market share by next year. While I will hate on Apple fanboys as much as the next guy "clevername" is absolutley correct. Advertising made the iPhone what it is today and it will continue to dominate the masses. Ask any non-technophile person on the street what the best cellphone is and I can guarantee that a vast majority will say the iPhone. The next highest majority will say the Droid. And if you mention android anything else, they will still think you are talking about the Motorola Droid. I think Verizon could be causing some confusion to normal people by having a good portion of their phones carry the droid moniker. Advertising works. Everyone wants to keep up with the Jones and they buy what they see on tv.

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 20:42

38. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

"Funny thing is"...i'm not a techie, but i like Android...and the stock Android...not these rooted devices. "Funny things is"...i don't dislike Apple, but i dislike Applets pretendin like their OS is the only good OS. "Funny thing" this is...iPhone has no exchange advantages over Android, no...not all Android devices have exchange capability but several do. Look how many diff. variations there are...an Android to accommodate all walks of life...which the "funny thing is"...is that you feel like only a certain category (techie) likes Android. "Funny thing is"....." Point is, u just have to see that these arguments are completely useless and futile..." what kinda B movie, video game dialogue is that? You seriously talk like that? Wow...

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 22:27

39. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Goddamn, your post was annoying as shit!

posted on 18 Jun 2010, 11:49

33. cellslanger (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2010)

With the all the new open sorce Android phones Verizon doesn't need the iPhone. All your getting with the iPhone is the brand, phones like the new Droid X coming to Verizon can run laps around the iPhone.

posted on 19 Jun 2010, 12:07

40. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

If Verizon were to get the Iphone, I doubt it will really impact their sub numbers, they're already the most populated carrier, and I really doubt T-Mobile and Sprint users are going to scramble over to Verizon if they haven't done so to AT&T already after THREE YEARS. Verizon was smart with how they marketed Droid, the Motorola Droid was a huge success, Droid Incredible would have been if not for the AMOLED shortages (by the time they can get that thing back in stock, we'll be seeing Droid 2 and Droid X popping up, so what's the point?), and the Droid Eris did pretty well for itself too. Plus, Verizon would have to pay Apple a portion of their data revenues, like AT&T does, they dont have to do that with the Droid phones, and new phones are coming out every month basically, so if they just ride the wave Droid will take over Apple. I can see the numbers being toe to toe this time next year (Apple might have maybe 5% lead in market share), and this time 2 years from now, Android will be the dominate market leader, Apple probably will only have about half the market share. People think that Apple is going to sell more phones by branching out to other carriers, but I doubt the sales numbers are really gonna be that much better, if people wanted an Iphone that badly, they had plenty of opportunity to go to AT&T.

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