Pegatron lands Apple orders for next-gen iPhone, 10-inch iPad, say sources

“Pegatron Technology reportedly has landed orders for a new-generation iPhone to be launched in September and a 10-inch iPad to be launched in the fourth quarter, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers,” Monica Chen and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.

“Pegatron is currently an OEM for the iPhone 4S and new iPad,” Chen and Tsai report. “Pegatron has already finished expanding its equipment and labor force for Apple’s orders.”

Chen and Tsai report, “A 7-inch iPad, which reportedly will be released in August, will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry).”

Read more in the full article here.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

12 Comments

  1. It is DigiTimes: they reported totally different “news” last week, and two weeks before, and they will invent something else next week.

    Maybe 1/5 (at best) of all of their “news” eventually gets accurate.

  2. Why would there be another large iPad introduced this year? The current new iPad seems good enough. Apple doesn’t refresh their product lineup that often. I sure have my doubts about a 7″ iPad, but I see nothing wrong with the attempt especially if it comes with a Retina-class display.

    1. There is the rest of the world to consider; don’t be so US-centric. The new iPad with LTE technology only functions with North America’s LTE bandwidth. It doesn’t work on the bandwidths that’ve been assigned for LTE in Europe or Asia.

      So while the new iPad is selling in other parts of the world, there are many people (like me in Singapore) who are holding out for an LTE ipad model that will be able to provide us with LTE capabilities in our home countries – getting, y’know, a useable feature that we’ve to pay good money for!

  3. A September launch for the iPhone makes sense, as Apple typically launches late in a quarter. The 4th quarter for the iPad is most likely the ramp up of inventory for a 1st quarter release.

    Apple’s iPhone and iPad growth, almost doubling every year, requires more and more suppliers or longer lead times to meet demand.

  4. Digitimes probably got their info screwed up. Said company will begin production of the iPad 4thGen in the fourth quarter but Apple won’t be launching it then.

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