Chinese supplier Pegatron has received orders to manufacture 4.7-inch iPhone 6 for September announcement

Chinese supplier Pegatron has received orders to manufacture 4.7-inch iPhone 6 for September announcement

Taiwan's Industrial and CommercialTimes spilled the beans that Apple supplier Pegatron has received 15%of orders to manufacture and assemble Apple's upcoming 4.7-inchiPhone 6. The next iPhone's announcement is scheduled for September. 


The supplier will produce 50 million iPhones by the end of thisyear, including the iPhone 6, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 4S. In addition to Pegatron, long-timeApple manufacturing partner Foxconn has been tasked with iPhone 6production as well. It has already recruited workers at its newfactory in Kunshan, China to meet demand. Production is scheduled tostart in the second quarter of this year, perhaps in July.



Once again, the report mentions that a4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be announced in September, while aphablet-sized 5.5-inch iPhone will follow later. Also, the purportediPhone Air name isn't being mentioned anywhere.



For more information on Apple's nextflagship, take a look at our iPhone 6 rumor round-up. We'll beupdating it as new bits of information leak.



via MacRumors

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30 Comments

1. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Sapphire?

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I'd say that 75% likely yes.

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I'd say 99.99% no.

3. express77 unregistered

Means much more expensive(Not for US).

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Sapphire glass front and back would be prestige

15. Sauce unregistered

I miss the glass backing on the iPhone 4. Also, my friends LG Optimus was made from glass. The feel, imo, is far more "premium" than metal and plastic.

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I love it, Apple thinks it's only late 2011 or early 2012 with a 4.7 inch phone??? I just hope it looks like a different phone not the same iPhone 4 dry/old design. Keeping my fingers crossed. :-|

25. dlionbench

Posts: 8; Member since: May 07, 2014

Sapphire headset and usb... :)

26. dlionbench

Posts: 8; Member since: May 07, 2014

Sapphire headset and usb lol

4. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Ugh, September is just too far!

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The iP5s is a great phone The 6 will be even better with upped specs 2Gb Ram

20. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

2GB RAM, even if they recycled the A7 for 2014, would still make it the most powerful handset on the market for 2014.

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Pegatron...isn't that a decepticon? :)

6. alexboy20

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

4s why r they still doing that phone ? And will they stop making 5s?

9. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Noticed that too. My guess it they will target emerging markets with that model.

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

They sell a lot of iPhone 4/4S to poorer people in the USA as well. They just don't have a handy politically correct term like "emerging market" for these customers.

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Only because of two year contract..otherwise, it is a joke for someone truly poor to buy an iPhone at full price. Especially when one can get an OnePlus or Nexus 5 for 349.00, as well as a ton of other devices for less out in the marketplace.

14. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

It's been common for Apple to sell three models of the iPhone at a time. The 4S is beyond that though, so I'm guessing emerging markets more than the US. Next iteration should be the 6, 5s, and 5, but they killed the 5 for the 5c. I don't see the 4s fitting in this model Apple has set up for the States.

28. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Apparently 5s will be gone after ip6

16. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I wish Apple would move their Headquarters to China or Taiwan and stop using USA for only tax break purposes. 90% plus of the company gives jobs to overseas employees, and this really irks me to the core. Yes, i'll upgrade my iphone to the ip6 this year, but Apple, when will you support your home country more!?! Are you an American Company? Just wondering. O.o

17. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Replace "Apple" with every major company out there.

18. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Apple can't even compete with other major manufacturers at this point.

19. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Apple is a luxury brand. They aren't competing with other manufacturers more than they are trying to convince people that buying an iPhone is an important, meaningful thing to do for their lives, part of moving up the ladder, "making it", outdoing the neighbor, etc. Basically buying an iPhone is conspicuous consumption to validate your riches, dreams of riches, or lack of self esteem.

21. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Or, maybe, just maybe, it is the best phone for some people?

22. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

What phone are you using Napalm What was your previous phones

24. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I'm on a 925 testing WP 8.1, right now. I have owned every iPhone since the 3G (Had to leave Sprint for it), every Galaxy S, every Nexus, every LG flagship since the OG, every Note, three BB10's, every GSM Lumia flagship sold in the States, a couple of Verizon Droid RAZR's, the Moto X, Atrix, Atrix HD, a Meizu, an HTC One X, an HTC One (M7), a Samsung WP 7 POS, and a bunch of those I have had in multiples (3 iPhone 5, in different colors and sizes, for an example). My conclusion? There is no right phone for me...yet.

27. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Buying an iPhone is the only way to get iOS on a phone. Show me what other phone has iOS, for less, and I'll buy it!

30. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

It´s a label phone, most of people buy it because of the fruit label, the same way that people buy clothes because of the label on it. People trying to be better than others for what they have... It's sad we evolved so far for this...

23. sbfalex

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

just sayin'... it's Taiwanese supplier, not Chinese... big difference there

29. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

With chinese workforce, great difference

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