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Foxconn iPhone 5 Production Gearing Up

A new report claims Foxconn Electronics has ramped up production of Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone to 150,000 units per day with shipments expected to reach 5-6 million in September and DigiTimes reported on Thursday that Apple’s iPhone 5 suppliers have geared up production and will soon begin volume shipments of the new device. The site notes that Pegatron Technology has landed about 15% of iPhone 5 orders, but may not begin shipping until 2012 and suppliers will ship fewer iPhone 4 and CDMA-version iPhones during the final quarter of the year…………..

DigiTimes reports that Apple‘s suppliers for the next-generation iPhone are ramping toward full production capacity with manufacturing partner Foxconn already said to be producing 150,000 iPhone 5 units per day and the iPhone 5 shipments are said to be set to reach 5-6 million for the month of September and over 22 million for the fourth quarter of the year. The report notes that while Pegatron has reportedly been tabbed to handle about 15% of the iPhone 5 production load, the company may not begin deliveries until next year and the report makes no mention of any distinction between the iPhone 5 and the so-called iPhone 4S, as some sources have indicated that Apple will introduce both a revamped iPhone 5 as well as a cheaper device codenamed N94 based on the existing iPhone 4 design. DigiTimes reports:

Suppliers in the iPhone 5 supply chain in Taiwan have geared up production recently with volume shipments of the new Apple smartphones to begin soon. Production of iPhone 5s at OEM maker Foxconn Electronics has reportedly reached 150,000 units per day, according to industry sources.

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