Apple adds second iPhone manufacturer; orders 5 million units with ‘different outer design’

Apple Store“Quanta Computer has received an initial order for five million iPhones from Apple with shipments to begin in September of this year… according to a May 29 Chinese-language Commercial Times report [which] quoted sources at Taiwan-based component makers,” Steve Shen reports for DIGITIMES.

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is Apple’s current iPhone supplier.

Shen reports that iPhones “manufactured by Quanta will be similar in function to those from Foxconn but with a different outer design to fit different markets.”

Full article here.

Philip Wang reports for AFX News, “Apple is also slated to launch the iPhone in Europe around Christmas, with Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Mobile seen as the most promising partner, according to the report.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mike in Helsinki” for the heads up.]


  1. Apple can certainly sell the iPhone without subsidies, but how many people are going to pay that price?

    Are all mobile phones in Europe unsubsidized?

    What is the range of mobile phones purchased in Europe?

    What are the expected prices for an iPhone in U.S. with and without subsidies?

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