Taiwanese news publication DigiTimes this week claims that it has received confirmation that Pegatron Technology – (Apple’s chosen OEM for many products which it has brought to market in the past) – has already received orders for components relating to the mass-manufacture and production of Apple’s next-generation iPhone.
According to the report, various supply chain makers are said to have hinted that Apple has “finished expanding its equipment and labor force,” with the firm’s intention being to launch the device sometime this September.
Pegatron Technology reportedly has landed orders for a new-generation iPhone to be launched in September [...], according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Pegatron is currently an OEM for the iPhone 4S and new iPad.
More interestingly, though, is the reports claims that Apple could also be set to introduce smaller 10-inch and 7-inch iPad models into the mix, launching these products alongside the rumored next-gen iteration of the iPhone.
The manufacturer of choice? — Foxconn Electronics.
A 7-inch iPad [...] and a 10-inch iPad to be launched in the fourth quarter [...] will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry).
In order to deliver such orders’ Pegatron is said to have downsized its SI motherboard department, shifting resources to other areas.
To mainly focus on Apple’s orders, Pegatron has also internally decided to downsize its SI motherboard department and to shift resources to Apple’s orders. Since Asustek has been reducing its motherboard orders to Pegatron, while gross margins are also rather low, the shifting in resources is expected to benefit Pegatron in its operations, the sources noted.