‘iPhone’ confirmed: Foxconn secures Apple contract for 12 million units

“Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd. [Foxconn] has secured contracts from Apple Computer for 12 mln mobile handsets that also function as music players, the Commercial Times quoted industry sources as saying,” AFX News reports.

“Apple will launch the mobile handsets in the first half of next year, the newspaper said, without providing financial details of the contract,” AFX News reports.

“Officials of both Hon Hai and Asustek declined comment, the daily said” AFX News reports. “Hon Hai is the world’s leading manufacturing services provider for information technology devices.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “tommo” for the heads up.]
As you can see by the related articles below (and their dates), Apple’s “iPhone” is sort of like a unicorn, except it’s real, doesn’t have a horn, and it also makes mobile calls/plays music (and probably video, too). Not much else is known except that Apple obviously plans to sell a lot of them. If you need a new cell phone, you might want to wait to see what Mr. Jobs brings along to his January Macworld Expo keynote.

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31 Comments

  1. The article states “he daily also reported that Hon Hai won orders from Apple for its new 15-inch ‘MacBook’ personal computers which it will deliver starting next month or in January.”

    Perfect. I’ll get my 15″ MacBook and an iPhone. And like Mr. Reese, UNLOCKED is the way to go.

  2. Reminds me of the song:

    …There was green alligators and long-necked geese
    Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
    Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you’re born
    The loveliest of all was the unicorn…

    Sadly, of course, the Unicorns drowned when they missed the ark so the comparison kind of loses focus but still.

  3. While we’re talking unicorns, maybe Apple will meld the mythical Phone and the mythical iPod video.

    A touch-screen phone would be great, you could make the keys BIGGER for those of us with real hands. PLUS, you could pop-up a full screen keyboard for easy text messaging, all without resorting to those blindingly awful, kludgy micro keyboards as we see on the Treo. Even though I’m a longtime Palm user, I’d NEVER buy a Treo in their current state.

    And make that phone QUAD-band, too!

    I vote for a MacBook mini, too! Make em in colors and finish to match iPod nanos!

    PS: I’m disappointed that there’s no mention of the Zune. After all, MDN means Microsoft Daily news, right?

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