Rumor: Apple Selects New Manufacturer for Fourth-Generation iPhone

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Date: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010, 06:37
Category: iPhone, News, Rumor


Along with Apple’s long-standing partnership with manufacturer Foxconn, Asus subsidiary Pegatron Technology will reportedly manufacture Apple’s next-generation iPhone.

Per Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes, Pegatron Technology has been selected by Apple for OEM production of the next-gen iPhone, expected to debut this summer. Pegatron will join Foxconn in manufacturing the handsets, industry sources reportedly said.

Although Pegatron officially declined to comment, the report noted that the company expects its handset shipments to “grow substantially in 2010”. The company currently produces LCD TVs and handsets, and is due to produce Microsoft’s Project Natal motion controller sensor for the Xbox 360 this year.

Pegatron was previously connected to the iPhone last fall and a report alleged that the company would build a new hybrid, world mode handset that would allow calls on both CDMA and GSM networks, granting access to Verizon Wireless in the U.S. Apple’s current iPhone manufacturer is Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., better known by its trade name of Foxconn.

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One Response to “Rumor: Apple Selects New Manufacturer for Fourth-Generation iPhone”

  1. The iPhones I have seen and used have a lot of sharp edges and pieces that simply do not fit all that well. Whether the manufacturer built them to Apple’s spec or the responsibility was theirs, the end result was a device that was not very pleasant to hold and had a cheap look and feel about it until covered up with some of the silicon cases. That and the fact that some of the enclosures did not last that long before cracking. Let’s hope that, one way or another, the new ones are better.