Apple Believed to Have Ordered 15 Million New iPhones from Pegatron
Apple has reportedly placed a huge order with longtime manufacturer Pegatron ahead of this fall's fifth-generation iPhone release. Reports out of the far east this morning suggest the Cupertino tech titans have given Pegatron the green light to proceed with rolling out 15 million devices ahead of the late summer release.
Unfortunately, when it comes to pinning-down an actual release date, things get a little hazy. Some analysts and component suppliers maintain that Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 in September and make it available at the same time. Others believe a slightly earlier big reveal (August) is likely, while the actual market introduction of the product still won't take place until mid to late September.
Several month ago, rumors and speculation began mounting - largely from the chatter of analysts and far east parts suppliers - that Apple would most likely place an initial iPhone 5 order of no more than 10 million units with Pegatron. The 15 million number certainly speaks to an optimistic outlook by someone - probably Apple - with regard to the demand and sales potential of the next-gen handset.
covered last Friday, DigiTimes reports that September and October will be the big months for iDevice fireworks this fall. Based on "industry chatter," DigiTimes is calling for both a third-generation iPad and fifth-generation iPhone during that period. According to the article in question, both devices will "debut in small quantities" in September and in large volume in October.