What started as a downer for deflated consumers may become yet another runaway hit for Apple. Already with more than 1 million advance orders, the iPhone 4S is expected to ship to 2.5 million eager fans during the upcoming Christmas season.
According to DigiTimes, the Taiwan-based publication which tracks electronic suppliers, Apple’s No. 2 iPhone supplier, Pegatron, received from Apple an order for 15 million iPhone 4S handsets, up from a previously-expected 10 million units.
Pegatron is also preparing to handle orders for Apple’s iPad 3 after retooling to build a metal chassis.