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Apple Allegedly Placed Orders for 15 Million iPhone 5

According to the recent reports, Apple has ordered 15 million iPhone 5 to its manufacturer Pegatron. The device is expected to be launched this fall.

Previoulsy, Bloomberg‘s Yu-Huay Sun, unknown component suppliers reported to Taiwan industry publication, DigiTimes that Pegatron have contracted to produce 15 million iPhone 5 devices. The publication also claims that the next iPhone is coming this September.

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However, the prevous record of DigiTimes prediction is not good but their predication about manufacturing contracts have improved slightly lately.


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According to the report, previous orders for the CDMA iPhone 4 bound for Verizon Wireless helped Pegatron to expand its Shanghai facilities and hire new workers, though first quarter sales of the device were reportedly lower than Pegatron had expected, causing the company’s “utilization rate to drop to 50 percent.” Sources suggested earlier this year that the manufacturer had received orders of “at least 10 million units” for Apple’s next iPhone.

The increased number of orders of iPhone 5 seems to be a bulllish strategy by Apple as iPhone broke all sale records in the last quarter. iPhone sales increased by staggering 113% year over year in the first quarter of 2011 and reached 18.65 units. In response to this rumor, Pegatron stock increase by 3.1 percent which is their largest gain in three weeks.

Though Foxconn has been the traditional contract manufacturer but Pegatron has recently won many big contracts from the Apple. Pegatron is also trying best to get their hands on iPad and MacBook orders but they have not succeeded yet as the previous manufacturers are defending their orders. Taipei-based producers stated $18.4 billion revenue in 2010 as compared to Foxconns’ $59.3 billion last year.

via AppleInsider

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