Taiwanese supplier Pegatron handed 50% of Apple's gargantuan 2014 iPhone 6 orders

Taiwanese supplier Pegatron handed 50% of Apple's gargantuan 2014 iPhone 6 orders
DigiTimes reported that Pegatron, one of Apple's chief Eastern partners, has risen to the challenge of handling a whopping 50% of Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 orders for 2014, which could be as high as 50 million devices shipping this fall and winter. The rest of the 50 million order will be confided to long-time Apple partner Foxconn. The manufacturing giant has already hired as much as 100,000 new workers to meet the humongous production quota of the iPhone 6, and there are rumors that human workers will be aided by as many as 10 000 "Foxbots" who are in their final testing stages.

Meanwhile, the alleged 5.5-inch iPhone 6 variant is nowhere to be found in the stream of reports and leaks, which is extremely odd for a new iPhone. It will be a shocking surprise if Apple CEO Tim Cook pulls out a phablet-sized iPhone 6 at his September keynote. In comparison, the 4.7-inch variant has been leaking at large in the past two months, and it has even been "replicated" by enterprising Chinese "clone artist" vendors such as Goophone. Aside from a larger display, the real iPhone 6 is expected to introduce a thinner chassis with rounded angles for a comfortable hold in the hand, along with a new A8 64-bit processor and the new iOS 8. It's safe to say that the iPhone 6 will be the biggest and most important update the iPhone has received since the iPhone 4 introduced a stunning design and a Retina display that hold up to this day.

Check out our iPhone 6 rumor round-up for more information about purported specs, pricing, and release date.

via Business Insider

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8 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30781; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'll be PO'd if there's no 5.5, but will have to go 4.7. The Note 4 will most likely be accompanying my ip6 anyway.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Magic 8-Ball says iP6XL ships later in year. When asked when, the response was maybe November, maybe December. Note 4 is definitely going to beat the iP6XL to market.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2116; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Just do what I am going to do...Buy the 4.7" model. If the 5.5" releases later this year you will get about the same as the retail pricing you paid for to offset and purchase the 5.5". No loss to me. I bet opening weekend through eBay, pricing of the 4.7" should be more than 30% over retail. Should be able to make a decent profit.

5. Doakie

Posts: 2465; Member since: May 06, 2009

Right now for myself, I think the winning combo would be a Moto X2 for Pocketability and ergonomics, with a Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G for longevity.

4. Doakie

Posts: 2465; Member since: May 06, 2009

Peg Exec, "Time to round up more Chinese school students to meet production requirements! Round up all the elderly in nursing homes!! Is that woman pregnant? Get that baby out of there and working the line!! MORE SUICIDE NETS!! Update the employment contracts to say we will fine the surviving family members if the employee successfully does commit suicide!!!! We must match the demand for more iPhones!!!!!!!"

6. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I don't think there will be a 5.5" variant. That could be just a test model. We heard the same thing last year and it didn't happen.

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Hmmm I wonder if the sales are as much of a lock that Apple thinks. That would be hilarious if they ended up collecting dust like the 5c.

8. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

apple wont be calling their phone the iphone6, it will be called the iphone air.

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