Report: Apple Signs New iPhone Maker

Report: Apple Signs New iPhone Maker

Apple reportedly has picked a new maker for its upcoming fourth-generation iPhone. Pegatron Technology, a subsidiary of Asus, will join Foxconn, which manufacturers the current handset for the Cupertino, Calif. electronics company.

According to Taiwan-based DigiTimes, Pegatron says handsets shipped from its plant will “grow substantially in 2010,” although declined to elaborate. The company, which makes LCD TVs along with cell phones, will also make a motion controller for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in 2010.

This isn’t the first time Pegatron has been mentioned amid talk of the iPhone. In 2009, the company was named in reports the firm would build a phone compatible with both CDMA and GSM. The addition of CDMA would open the iPhone to use on the Verizon Wireless network.

Last week, Apple CEO Steve Jobs allegedly told workers he expects the next iPhone to be an “A+” upgrade.

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