Chinese supplier Pegatron has received orders to manufacture 4.7-inch iPhone 6 for September announcement
Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times spilled the beans that Apple supplier Pegatron has received 15% of orders to manufacture and assemble Apple’s upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The next iPhone’s announcement is scheduled for September.
The supplier will produce 50 million iPhones by the end of this year, including the iPhone 6, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 4S. In addition to Pegatron, long-time Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has been tasked with iPhone 6 production as well. It has already recruited workers at its new factory in Kunshan, China to meet demand. Production is scheduled to start in the second quarter of this year, perhaps in July.
Once again, the report mentions that a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be announced in September, while a phablet-sized 5.5-inch iPhone will follow later. Also, the purported iPhone Air name isn’t being mentioned anywhere.
For more information on Apple’s next flagship, take a look at our iPhone 6 rumor round-up. We’ll be updating it as new bits of information leak.