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Apple supplier Pegatron rumored to start 'iPhone 6' production in Q2

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A report out of the Far East on Tuesday claims Pegatron has started recruitment operations for a new plant in China that will supposedly start manufacturing Apple's next-gen iPhone in the second quarter.

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Citing sources familiar with the matter, a China Times report claims Pegatron will start initial production of the so-called "iPhone 6" at its new facility in Kunshan sometime in quarter two. The plant is expected to reach full production capacity in the third quarter.

Pegatron will reportedly share iPhone 6 manufacturing duties with Hon Hai, better known as Foxconn, though each company's share of orders is unknown. The split is likely substantial, however, as the publication claims "thousands" of Pegatron workers will undergo training for the upcoming job.

Tuesday's rumor is in line with Apple's usual annual hardware cycle, which last year saw the release of iPhone 5s and 5c in September.

As Apple looks to diversify its supply chain, Pegatron has bolstered its position as an important cog in the manufacturing machine with responsibilities now expanded to the iPhone 5c and iPad mini. Thus far, however, all premium handsets like the current iPhone 5s have been handled exclusively by Foxconn.

It was around this time in 2013 that rumors of Apple's yearly iPhone plans began to circulate. At the time, reports from Asia predicted a two-pronged hardware update, accurately describing what would later be branded as the iPhone 5s and 5c.

Current rumors point to another two-device launch in 2014 that may bring another boost in screen size to Apple's popular smartphone lineup. After the original iPhone launched in 2007, Apple refused to change the handset's form factor for five years, sticking with a 3.5-inch display until the 4-inch iPhone 5 debuted in 2012. During that time, competitors looking for niche sales launched a variety of devices with ever-increasing screen sizes, ultimately culminating in "phablets" like the Samsung Note series.

In a report on Monday, analyst Brian Marshall of ISI group went so far as to say Apple's next iPhone hardware refresh could be the "motherlode of all upgrade cycles" if the company launches redesigned handsets to combat perceived "large screen envy." Marshall is looking for Apple to launch two handsets this fall, one with a screen size of 4.7 inches and another with a massive 5.5-inches display.
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10 million sales at launch?
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Apple's getting better at muti-country launches; either simultaneously or in tight stages. I can not imagine what a feat that must be.

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post #4 of 17
Holy Shit!

They're making another one!

This is insane!!!
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post #5 of 17

Fixing it for you dep't...

 

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 ...a new plant in China that will supposedly start manufacturing Apple's next-gen iPhones in the second quarter.

 

Unless one company's gonna make the bigger one and one the smaller....

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post #6 of 17
I believe if the rumor is true Apple will make only one size of iPhone.

Having two sizes will only lower the gross margins.
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Marshall is looking for Apple to launch two handsets this fall, one with a screen size of 4.7 inches and another with a massive 5.5-inches display.

This is going to sound sooooo un-Apple; if this prediction were to come true, would Apple start matching model number to screen size? For example, the alleged 4.7 inch would be some new "5" and letter combo, and the 5.5 inch would be the "6". Possible? :smokey:

 

NAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! :no: 

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Here come the leaked photos y'all
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This is going to sound sooooo un-Apple; if this prediction were to come true, would Apple start matching model number to screen size? For example, the alleged 4.7 inch would be some new "5" and letter combo, and the 5.5 inch would be the "6". Possible? :smokey:

 

NAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! :no: 

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Like the two sizes of iPads?

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Originally Posted by waybacmac View Post
This is going to sound sooooo un-Apple; if this prediction were to come true, would Apple start matching model number to screen size? For example, the alleged 4.7 inch would be some new "5" and letter combo, and the 5.5 inch would be the "6". Possible?

 

Here’s a wild idea for you crazy cats. 8-)

 

NO NUMBER WHATSOEVER.

 

I know, baby, that’s far out. But man, I can dig it. Now I’m off to buy a 15” MacBook Pro 13C. 8-) 

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post #12 of 17
TS is just miffed it's isn't going to be the iPhone 7.
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TS is just miffed it's isn't going to be the iPhone 7.

 

It’s the 8th one! :mad::lol:

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TS is just miffed it's isn't going to be the iPhone 7.

+1

And that means something different than what it looks like.
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Here’s a wild idea for you crazy cats. 8-)

 

NO NUMBER WHATSOEVER.

 

I know, baby, that’s far out. But man, I can dig it. Now I’m off to buy a 15” MacBook Pro 13C. 8-) 

Apple has done this before (like the iPad Air), but there's always an internal reference number like iPad4,1.

 

Additionally, Apple has not been consistent in the iPhone naming scheme. The original one had no model number, the second one was 3G, which described the cellular data technology, not the model generation.

 

Clearly, Apple doesn't give a sh*t about following any sort of model/version numbering scheme.

 

Heck, the next generation iPad Air might be called iPad Air 2.

 

Anyhow, what you and I think Apple will call the next device really doesn't matter. They will call it whatever they want and people will buy it (unless they call it Lisa).

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Apple has done this before (like the iPad Air), but there's always an internal reference number like iPad4,1.

Additionally, Apple has not been consistent in the iPhone naming scheme. The original one had no model number, the second one was 3G, which described the cellular data technology, not the model generation.

Clearly, Apple doesn't give a sh*t about following any sort of model/version numbering scheme.

Heck, the next generation iPad Air might be called iPad Air 2.

Anyhow, what you and I think Apple will call the next device really doesn't matter. They will call it whatever they want and people will buy it.

Doesn't matter? You obviously don't realise that AI is the potpourri for Apple's iPhone numbering convention. Apple hangs on each and every wise word to spring forth from the fine fingers of the honourable AppleInsider clan, trolls excepted. Your flippancy is mistaken.
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Originally Posted by waybacmac View Post
This is going to sound sooooo un-Apple; if this prediction were to come true, would Apple start matching model number to screen size? For example, the alleged 4.7 inch would be some new "5" and letter combo, and the 5.5 inch would be the "6". Possible?

 

Here’s a wild idea for you crazy cats. 8-)

 

NO NUMBER WHATSOEVER.

 

I know, baby, that’s far out. But man, I can dig it. Now I’m off to buy a 15” MacBook Pro 13C. 8-) 

 

No need to name it. It's just an iPhad.

 

 

 

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