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Pegatron Reportedly Lands 50% of 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Orders for This Year

pegatron_logo_small Apple supply partner Pegatron has won a contract that will see it produce 25 million of the estimated 50 million 4.7-inch iPhone 6 units to be shipped this year, reports DigiTimes. It was reported in January that the company would be awarded 50% of the orders, however a report in May pegged that number at 15%.

The report also notes that the rest of the orders for the iPhone 6 are expected to go to Foxconn, who has helped produce iPhone 5s and other Apple devices. Pegatron's relationship with Apple is said to also have grown tighter recently, as the supplier has managed assembly for the iPad mini and the iPhone 5c throughout the past year. It is currently unknown which supplier will take care of orders for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, although the larger device could see constrained supply this year due to production challenges.

Apple will publicly unveil the iPhone 6 for the first time at an event on September 9, with a launch for the 4.7-inch version likely coming a week later as with prior years. In addition to a larger display, the phone is expected to feature a thinner, curved bezel and incorporate a faster A8 chip, an advanced camera, and iOS 8.

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5 weeks ago

Please help me with this if you can.
I am the only one among my friends that has Apple products. When i'm asked why Apple are better and not a junk i don't know what to replay to them objectively (i just tell them that they require my needs and that it) they told me, that other products cheaper and better can do that


1) Ecosystem is outstanding.
2) Design is second-to-none.
3) iOS is the best OP out there.

That's my top 3, tell them that and it will shut them up.
Rating: 8 Votes
5 weeks ago

I wonder if Apple will release their own cases for it . Or a new stronger Lightning cable .


I wish they would release stronger cables.
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago
50 millions might not even satisfy the demand. I know tons of people who are still on the iPhone 4/4S/5 waiting for a bigger iPhone to upgrade to. Not to mention the millions currently using 5S who want an early upgrade and people jumping ship from Android.
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago

iOS is limited and android is not...this is the only statement that they tell me...
I think Apple has the better customer service as well in my opinion


A secure, consistent OS experience that isn't fragmented from device to device. Excellent hardware and after sales service.
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago

Yes, but you also can never convince them….. unless they have been given an opportunity to try out or play with the iPhone (or other Apple products).

Sadly this is the case in many areas that do not have access to a nearby Apple Retail Store. This is also the case in many countries where they have zero Apple Stores. Hence the few "Apple fans" in those countries are considered weird, considered fringe people who dabble in Apple devices when the rest of their countrymen use Androids/Windows. Clearly they are an outnumbered bunch, and all their friends will criticize them for using Apple devices which is "not normal" in the society.


Or, just maybe people choose Android because they like it.:eek: That's exactly what I did. I have other Apple products (iPad and MBA) but the iPhone has never been a want of mine. I see one in use every day because my daughter has one. Fact is, there's nothing that can be done on an iOS device that can't be done on Android. Personally, I think we've reached parity with both OS' and it's just a matter of preference. I am a tech fan. Not an Apple fan or Android fan. I own Apple, Samsung, Google, MS, Amazon, etc. The products I own work very well and do exactly what I want them to do. So when I see "reasons" like the one above I have to giggle and wonder if people actually believe that type of stuff.
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago

iOS is limited and android is not...this is the only statement that they tell me...
I think Apple has the better customer service as well in my opinion


Android is crappy as hell. If they don't believe it, they probably don't have used an iPhone before.
And yes, Apple has the best customer support out there.
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago
I wonder if Apple will release their own cases for it . Or a new stronger Lightning cable .
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago

iOS is limited and android is not...this is the only statement that they tell me...
I think Apple has the better customer service as well in my opinion


Security, stability, unimpeded customisation. You can never have all of them.

When Android users talk about 'limited' and 'customisation', all I really see them do is install stupid widgets, pirate/hack games, and change icons. And yet they have the audacity to say that iOS users are stupid and non tech savvy. :rolleyes:
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago
Shouldn't the Android vs iOS debate be going in a separate thread?

Anyway, the 5.5" iPhone has been mentioned here, so calling 1080p in 3...2...1... :cool:
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago

Or, just maybe people choose Android because they like it.:eek: That's exactly what I did. I have other Apple products (iPad and MBA) but the iPhone has never been a want of mine. I see one in use every day because my daughter has one. Fact is, there's nothing that can be done on an iOS device that can't be done on Android. Personally, I think we've reached parity with both OS' and it's just a matter of preference. I am a tech fan. Not an Apple fan or Android fan. I own Apple, Samsung, Google, MS, Amazon, etc. The products I own work very well and do exactly what I want them to do. So when I see "reasons" like the one above I have to giggle and wonder if people actually believe that type of stuff.


+1000

This is exactly how I feel about the whole iOS vs Android debacle. They are both fine operating systems and both have some things the other doesn't. But, by and large they are equals. For people who say fragmentation on Android I don't think they understand that the Google Play Services gets updated regularly, and that is what allows Android phones to use all of the Google services. Plus, stock phones, in my opinion, are the better buys. I have considered an iPhone myself, so that iOS 8 will play nicely on it with my iPad and rMBP, but I just can't pull myself away from having an Android device. It's just fun to mess with (for me), and having stock Android is a beautiful thing. In fact, a lot of the hate for Android I feel comes from the skins that manufacturers put on it. I love vanilla Android, just like I love iOS vanilla only flavor.

The main problem with Android (I've run into this a lot with family and friends), is that it is very easy for someone to mess up something and not know how to fix it. This boils down to users needing to learn how to use the device at the basic level (akin to the whole kids doing IAPs on the app store and parents not enabling the purchase lock), and is a truth for any smart device; iOS, Android, BB, or Windows phone. Android is just not as easy to learn as iOS is in my opinion.

It is indeed true that there are Android phones that are cheaper than the iPhone and do 95% of the same stuff (e.g. Moto G), but they're also cheaper than every Android flagship as well. Those are the phones I recommend to anybody that doesn't care too much about the "smart" functionality of a smart phone. Why pay $550+ for an iPhone 5C or 5S, Galaxy S5, LG G3, Xperia Z2, etc. when almost all of their needs are met by something that can be replaced for less than half the cost of those other devices?


On topic-ish...
There was no mention of the 5.5 inch iPhone 6, and maybe Apple is letting their grizzled old war veteran Foxconn take care of the assembly for its first run.
Rating: 2 Votes

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