Foxconn churning out 150 000 iPhone 5s per day already, in preparation for the launch

Foxconn churning out 150 000 iPhone 5s per day already, in preparation for the launch
The next iPhone is being assembled by Foxconn as we speak, and "supply chain sources" are indicating that the assembler is now making 150 000 units per day, ready to start shipping in volume. This can only mean that the grand unveiling is but a few weeks away, which coincides with the end of September announcement/beginning of October launch rumored timeframe for the iPhone 5.

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

source: Digitimes

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18 Comments

1. boy unregistered

m 1st

2. ilia1986 unregistered

Wow.. That's a lot of iSheep.

10. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 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: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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: Oct 14, 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: Apr 06, 2010

well 4 years of sneak peaks of the other phones I'm sure apple has learned to keep this secret

8. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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: Sep 02, 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

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

dont waste your time on these people. They just mad because they can afford apple

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

They should feel honored to die for Apple

14. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well good that way my iphone 5 will be red.... will match my car... sweet...

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