Report: Apple orders up 10 million CDMA iPhones

“Pegatron Technology has received orders for an iPhone based on CDMA from Apple with annual shipments expected to reach 10 million units,” Monica Chen and Willie Teng report for DigiTmes.

“The orders should start contributing to the Taiwan-based company’s revenues in August or September, according to sources from component makers,” Chen and Teng report.

Chen and Teng report, “Pegatron has declined to comment on the report.”

“Spun off from Asustek Computer’s manufacturing arm in 2008, Pegatron has continued to be hampered by the uncertainties regarding the group’s separation of own-brand and contract manufacturing businesses,” Chen and Teng report.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]

66 Comments

  1. I guess that Apple feels the need to react to the inroads made by Android in the US, overblown as they may be at the moment the press take and customer perception is often as important as the reality. I suspect they would have preferred to wait till 4G was the standard but probably feel that would not be wise and have therefore decided to produce a stopgap phone for the CDMA crowd so that those buying Android rather than move to AT&T;can have a choice. Very sensible move if true to keep the momentum going.

  2. Rumors come and rumors go. So far I have been right about “no iPhone on Verizon CDMA.” If that changes, then I will be wrong. If ignore my previous inaccuracy, then I would be blogger or pundit. If I deny my previous inaccuracy, attempt to explain it away, or simply change my stance by 180 degrees, then I would be a politician.

  3. @Kevin J. Weise:

    “So, how are they going to get voice+data at the same time?”

    Verizon’s revolutionary ‘BOGO Plan’ should take care of that! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”tongue wink” style=”border:0;” />

  4. I honestly can’t wait until Verizon gets the iPhone, and then has network issues so I can read all those sucking off Verizon then bitch about them and demand it be on Sprint.

  5. Since the 4G iPhone cover is blown, Steve’s new announcement is to set iPhone free…

    ATT
    Verizon
    T-Mobile
    Sprint
    Ntelos
    Celluar One

    Apple’s tagline: “Droid, Baby Droid! iPhone Here, iPhone Now, Enjoy More!” (a take on Palin’s ‘Drill, Baby Drill! Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less!”

  6. Steve516 is right, ATT is most likely exclusive through 2012, so China Unicom is more than likely the only customer at this time.

    Verizon in the US has announced their new 4G network is going to begin standing up next year (2011), and more widely available in 2012. ATT is also rolling out their 4G during that same time frame, both will be on similar technology.

    My bet is that Verizon will get the iPhone in 2012, so it’s time for all of those Verizon customers to fish or cut bait – they’ve got two years to wait!!

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