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.

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source: DigiTimes via BGR

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40 Comments

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

2. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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!

14. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 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 ...

3. drodriguezsd

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 10, 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 ;)

19. techtechne

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

4. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

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

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

10. Caligula

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 12, 2010

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

6. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 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!

7. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

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

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

8. cmjrjd

Posts: 2; Member since: May 21, 2008

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

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

9. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

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

11. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

12. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i strongly agree!!

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

20. techtechne

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

21. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

You can get insurance on a Droid. :)

22. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

23. mulda71

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

you can get insurance on an iphone too

25. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

27. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

35. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

You can get insurance on the iphone also.

36. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

17. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

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

18. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Because apple fan boys NEVER talk shit about android.

24. mulda71

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

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

29. GlenF

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 02, 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

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