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Foxconn's iPhone 5 Production Already Hitting 150,000 Units Per Day?


Artist's rendition of iPhone 5 with 3.7" display

DigiTimes reports that Apple's suppliers for the next-generation iPhone are ramping toward full production capacity, with manufacturing partner Foxconn already said to be producing 150,000 iPhone 5 units per day.
Suppliers in the iPhone 5 supply chain in Taiwan have geared up production recently with volume shipments of the new Apple smartphones to begin soon. Production of iPhone 5s at OEM maker Foxconn Electronics has reportedly reached 150,000 units per day, according to industry sources.

Lens maker Largan Precision, touch panel maker TPK Holding, reinforced glass supplier G-Tech Optoelectronics and battery vendors Simplo and Dynapack are all operating at full swing currently, the sources indicated.
iPhone 5 shipments are said to be set to reach 5-6 million for the month of September and over 22 million for the fourth quarter of the year. Interestingly, the report notes that while Pegatron has reportedly been tabbed to handle about 15% of the iPhone 5 production load, the company may not begin deliveries until next year.

The report makes no mention of any distinction between the iPhone 5 and the so-called "iPhone 4S", as some sources have indicated that Apple will introduce both a revamped iPhone 5 as well as a cheaper device codenamed "N94" based on the existing iPhone 4 design. Apple has already had considerable success with its cheaper iPhone models carried over from previous model cycles, as evidenced by the fact that the iPhone 3GS continues to rank as the second-best selling smartphone in the United States, behind the iPhone 4.

Details on the iPhone 5 remain scarce, with conflicting information pointing to either an only slightly larger display of up to around 3.7 inches on a device similar in size to the iPhone 4 or a significantly larger but thinner device with a display likely around 4 inches.

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39 months ago
I don't know about Foxconn, but MacRumors seems like it's hitting 150,000 Rumors per day. Can't we consolidate all of these into a single "We have nothing really of value to say, but let's post it anyway" tab ?

Seriously, at this point, the iPhone 5 is a 2.5" device with a 5" screen, it has a tapered and very slim design that is the same as the iPhone 4's case with a LTE world chip available in seperate GSM and CDMA models with only HSPA+ running off a single core Cortex A8 processor that is the A5 found in the iPad 2.

(Yes, I know none of that makes sense... kind of the point of what I'm trying to say).

It's to the point where it's not even rumors anymore, it's just idle speculation about everything, nothing and anything Apple could do.
Rating: 68 Votes
39 months ago
Glad to know that my future phone is being assembled as I type this :cool:
Rating: 24 Votes
39 months ago
If we haven't seen new parts for an iPhone re-design, I can't help but think it means one won't be forthcoming.

Glass phone = No purchase from me.
Rating: 21 Votes
39 months ago

I don't know about Foxconn, but MacRumors seems like it's hitting 150,000 Rumors per day. Can't we consolidate all of these into a single "We have nothing really of value to say, but let's post it anyway" tab ?

Seriously, at this point, the iPhone 5 is a 2.5" device with a 5" screen, it has a tapered and very slim design that is the same as the iPhone 4's case with a LTE world chip available in seperate GSM and CDMA models with only HSPA+ running off a single core Cortex A8 processor that is the A5 found in the iPad 2.

(Yes, I know none of that makes sense... kind of the point of what I'm trying to say).

It's to the point where it's not even rumors anymore, it's just idle speculation about everything, nothing and anything Apple could do.


That is why its called MacRumors and not MacFacts.

Rumor defined:
1. unverified report - a generally circulated story, report, or statement without facts to confirm its truth
2. idle speculation - general talk or opinions of uncertain reliability
Rating: 21 Votes
39 months ago
they have already started iphone 5 production and we haven't seen one LEGIT leak photo of it? Amazing...
Rating: 21 Votes
39 months ago
Release the damn phone already. I am sick of iphone 5 rumors, lets do iphone 6 rumors please!
Rating: 21 Votes
39 months ago

Uh, are both white and black models going to be released at launch?


I'd like Chromatic models like the iPod Nano myself. But that would probably be a couple too many SKUs for Apple.

Seriously, this is how the rumors work. This is to be expected for a product this anticipated, and this delayed.


This is not "Rumors", this is "Speculation". Rumors tend to have a basis in evidence. At this point, all the different and contradicting "rumors" are just mere speculation by different blogs. A single aggregate thread for all of these would be sufficient.
Rating: 17 Votes
39 months ago

I don't know about Foxconn, but MacRumors seems like it's hitting 150,000 Rumors per day. Can't we consolidate all of these into a single "We have nothing really of value to say, but let's post it anyway" tab ?


Seriously, this is how the rumors work. This is to be expected for a product this anticipated, and this delayed.
Rating: 14 Votes
39 months ago
Exciting, here's to hoping for a Media event soon to see what this thing actually looks like. I am looking forward to an iPhone that has the edge to edge screen and less boarder top and bottom. I hope the rumors are true.
Rating: 9 Votes
39 months ago
Am I the only one that will be sorely disappointed if the new iPhone is just a bump after waiting so long? I would've been ok with a bump had it gone on sale back in July, but these extra few months better mean a new product.
Rating: 9 Votes

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