iPhone 5c & iPad mini assembler Pegatron sees earnings rise 22%

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in General Discussion edited March 2014
Pegatron, the main assembler for both the iPhone 5c and iPad mini, saw its earnings grow 22 percent in the first quarter, potentially signaling strong sales of Apple's low-end iOS devices.

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At an investor conference held on Monday, the company revealed that its fourth-quarter earnings were driven by mobile devices, like iPhones and iPads. However, Pegatron officials declined to comment specifically on Apple products, meaning any data on the iPad mini or iPhone 5c remains unknown.

KGI Securities estimates that Pegatron's assembly contracts with Apple now account for 40 percent of the manufacturing company's revenue.

Foxconn has been Apple's primary assembly partner for years, but Pegatron has nudged its way into contracts to become the chief builder of iPhone 5c and iPad mini units. While Pegatron had previously made older iPhone models, the iPhone 5c represents the first time the company has been tasked with building a new model in Apple's lineup.

Pegatron expects sequential shipments of smartphones, tablets and game consoles to drop between 15 and 20 percent in the first quarter. But those losses are seasonal, as few new products ship in the first quarter.

Recent rumors have suggested that Pegatron could play an even greater role in Apple's supply chain going forward, with one report from last week claiming the company could be contracted to build a so-called "iPhone 6" later this year. It's been said that both Pegatron and Foxconn could share the manufacturing duties for Apple's next flagship smartphone.
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  • Reply 1 of 39
    saareksaarek Posts: 1,340member
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    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,627member

    Bwuh? The 5c is an epic fail, right? I mean all that stuff about how the 5c outsold all the flagship phones of competitors was made-up nonsense, right?

  • Reply 3 of 39
    just_mejust_me Posts: 590member
    lkrupp wrote: »
    Bwuh? The 5c is an epic fail, right? I mean all that stuff about how the 5c outsold all the flagship phones of competitors was made-up nonsense, right?

    DED. Yup
  • Reply 4 of 39
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    Bwuh? The 5c is an epic fail, right? I mean all that stuff about how the 5c outsold all the flagship phones of competitors was made-up nonsense, right?


     

    Well... actually... it was.

  • Reply 5 of 39
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,627member
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    Well... actually... it was.


     

    Positive news about Apple always gripes your hind end doesn’t it.

  • Reply 6 of 39
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,526member
    lkrupp wrote: »
    Positive news about Apple always gripes your hind end doesn’t it.

    Particularly anything positive about the 5c. The 5c is for the colorful.
  • Reply 7 of 39
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post

    Well... actually... it was.


     

    Come off it. Honestly. You have the numbers right in front of your face.

  • Reply 8 of 39
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    Come off it. Honestly. You have the numbers right in front of your face.


     

    What numbers... you mean the breakdown from Apple?

     

    ... oh... wait...

     

    (... and I'm not talking about the epic fail part of lkkrupp's comment)

  • Reply 9 of 39
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    Positive news about Apple always gripes your hind end doesn’t it.


     

    Stop lying.

  • Reply 10 of 39
    emesemes Posts: 239member

    If there's one thing I think we can all agree on, it's that the 5c case was a flop.

  • Reply 11 of 39
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    If there's one thing I think we can all agree on, it's that the 5c case was a flop.


     

    I disagree.

  • Reply 12 of 39
    waybacmacwaybacmac Posts: 309member
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    Well... actually... it was.


    It was. OK, I agree. It isn't any more. I mean, how else can you explain figures like this? Canaccord Genuity is a regular contributor to Fortune Magazine. Can't accuse them of being some fly-by-night outfit, right?

     

    http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/10/06/apple-iphone-5c-canaccord/

  • Reply 13 of 39
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    It was. OK, I agree. It isn't any more. I mean, how else can you explain figures like this? Canaccord Genuity is a regular contributor to Fortune Magazine. Can't accuse them of being some fly-by-night outfit, right?

     

    http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/10/06/apple-iphone-5c-canaccord/


     

    1. That's not what is in question.

     

    2.

  • Reply 14 of 39
    waybacmacwaybacmac Posts: 309member
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    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post

     

     

    1. That's not what is in question.


    OK, clearly I'm missing something. Enlighten me.

  • Reply 15 of 39
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    OK, clearly I'm missing something. Enlighten me.


     

    Hint: Where does DED get his figures for the breakdown of iPhones sold?

  • Reply 16 of 39
    waybacmacwaybacmac Posts: 309member
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    Hint: Where does DED get his figures for the breakdown of iPhones sold?


    Maybe DED is wrong. I don't care. I have my own figures as I've shown. Address those.

  • Reply 17 of 39
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    Maybe DED is wrong. I don't care. I have my own figures as I've shown. Address those.


     

    I did... but that's not in question.

  • Reply 18 of 39
    waybacmacwaybacmac Posts: 309member
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    I did... but that's not in question.


    Ha, ha, ha…cute, but I'm getting tired. Let's have some straight answers. Do you believe the iPhone 5C is:


    1. a failure

    2. not a failure

    Provide the rationale for your pick, otherwise this exchange is ended.

  • Reply 19 of 39
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    Originally Posted by waybacmac View Post

     

    Ha, ha, ha…cute, but I'm getting tired. Let's have some straight answers. Do you believe the iPhone 5C is:


    1. a failure

    2. not a failure

    Provide the rationale for your pick, otherwise this exchange is ended.


     

    Not sure why I should play your game if I was never ever saying that the iPhone 5c was a failure in the post above... nor have I ever said it in the context you are suggesting.

  • Reply 20 of 39
    waybacmacwaybacmac Posts: 309member
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    Originally Posted by island hermit View Post

     

     

    Not sure why I should play your game if I was never ever saying that the iPhone 5c was a failure in the post above... nor have I ever said it in the context you are suggesting.


    Fine. Bye.

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