Apple Orders 15 Million iPhone 5s to Launch September

Apple Orders 15 Million iPhone 5s to Launch September

A Taiwan-based component maker in Apple’s supply chain is reportedly set to produce 15 million units of the fifth-generation iPhone, according to a new report — readying the device for a September launch. Though it may not boast that major redesign many had been hoping for.

As many other rumors have claimed, the device will look identical to the iPhone 4, according to sources for DigiTimes, and will launch later this year as expected:

Taiwan-based notebook maker Pegatron Technology is estimated to have landed orders for 15 million iPhone 5s (iPhone 4S) from Apple and is set to start shipping in September of 2011, according to sources from upstream component makers. In response, Pegatron declined to comment about its cooperation with clients.

While the device may look similar on the outside, however, its internals are set to change, with the introduction of Apple’s latest dual-core A5 processor and an 8-megapixel camera. A recent report did claim the device would sport a major redesign, but the majority of speculation we’ve seen has agreed that won’t be the case. Other new features may include a dual LED camera flash, a BlackBerry-esque LED indicator on the front, and an edge-to-edge display.

  • bigfishoz

    i have to say i will be slightly disappointed with no form factor change. I don’t think a new iphone  similar to the 3g – 3gs change is going to cut it with the fans. Hands down the iphone 4 is a great design but apple need to still wow there buyers and keep ahead of the market, and in such a market that brings new products on nearly a month to month basis we need to be convinced that apple are keeping up ! and will internal changes cut that with the apple fans ! only september will tell. 

  • Edgar Rios

    i agree, people like new things, and the screen size definetly needs an update. the retina display makes it easy to make it bigger without needing developers to re-build their apps to fit the new screen.
    and the whole idea of it staying the same just pisses me, and as i suppose many people;  we have waited a long year, and the delayed time for something new, not something we saw a year ago. and i say “saw” because i can’t see the A5.
    hope that makes sense.

  • Mitchell Eng

    I just got my first iPhone; an iPhone 4 a week ago. Oh well, I’ll just get iPhone 6 instead.

  • CharliK

    We shall see. But I think that better internals that don’t crash or suck up battery and fancy new software will make most folks very very happy. Especially since this phone is really targetted more toward the 3gs owners hitting two years than the iphone 4 owners

  • CharliK

    Just to be clear. Pegatron does only the CDMA phones. Foxcomm does the GSM. 

    So Apple’s total order for both lines would be double or more of that figure. 

  • poppa1138

    I thought September would be about ipod updates not a upgrade iphone4

  • poppa1138

    I thought September would be about ipod updates not a upgrade iphone4

  • CalicoAvenger

    I just hope that Apple plans the release of iPhone5 better so that the LEGITIMATE users don’t lose out to the organized packs of resellers as they did with the iPad2!!! 

  • iHate_Is_Back

    So anyone want to venture a guess how many workers will be crippled or will commit suicide all for the sake of a iPhone 5?

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