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Pegatron Reportedly Boosting iPhone 6 Production, Adding iPhone 6 Plus to Meet Strong Demand

iphone_6_plus_6_side_byApple's assembly partner Pegatron is boosting its production capacity in order to help Apple increase inventory of the popular iPhone 6, reports Nikkei. According to local press sources, Apple may also be turning to Pegatron to supplement production of the iPhone 6 Plus, which has seen tight supplies as Foxconn has struggled to meet demand.
Local press reports suggest Apple may also tap Pegatron to produce the iPhone 6 Plus since Foxconn has been struggling to cope with demand. Pegatron officials did not comment directly on the media speculation.
Pegatron's Chief Executive Jason Cheng confirmed in a recent earnings conference call that the company has invested more than $200 million this year in capital expenditures to boost production output, with an additional $300 million planned for 2015.

Pegatron repeatedly has benefitted from strong iPhone sales with an increasing amount of revenue coming from its communications products division, which is responsible for smartphone and tablet production. Though the company's overall Q3 2014 revenue fell due a dip in its computer assembly business, revenue from its communications division increased 10 percent year-over-year.

Pegatron is a long-time manufacturing partner for Apple, serving as a supplementary assembler for previous iPhone and iPad models. The company took a lead manufacturing role for the first time in the assembly of Apple's iPhone 5c, which was introduced alongside the iPhone 5s last year.

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25 months ago
Apple would never make a phone that big.

They will never do those thick plastic lines.

5.5 doesn't exist, there hasn't been any leaks!

WTF, protruding camera? That's not Apple.


Did I forget some?
Rating: 12 Votes
25 months ago
Cook should have been doing this along time ago instead of announcing he is gay
Rating: 10 Votes
25 months ago
Hopefully my 6 plus will now arrive sometime in the near future
Rating: 7 Votes
25 months ago
Good to see at least someone put on their big boy pants
Rating: 7 Votes
25 months ago
Apple is doomed...... Bendgate killed iPhone 6+ sales.....

/s
Rating: 6 Votes
25 months ago

Hopefully my 6 plus will now arrive sometime in the near future


Mine is in transit via UPS with an ETA of between 11:30 and 3:30 PM (ET) on Wednesday.

So between 48 and 52 hours left before mine arrives.

I feel like we might see some record shattering numbers when Apple finally reveals how well the iPhone 6 has sold... maybe twice the prior record, given that they've released two hugely popular models?
Rating: 4 Votes
25 months ago

Cook should have been doing this along time ago instead of announcing he is gay


Because it took so much time out of his day to do that, right? :eek::rolleyes:
Rating: 4 Votes
25 months ago

Apple would never make a phone that big.

They will never do those thick plastic lines.

5.5 doesn't exist, there hasn't been any leaks!

WTF, protruding camera? That's not Apple.


Did I forget some?


Errrrr.... those bezels!
Rating: 4 Votes
25 months ago

Yup, mine still has around 2 weeks till dispatch. Why they didn't organise this boost in production with Pegatron earlier is weird :confused:


First off they most likely did organize this sometime ago. We wouldn't hear about it until the deals are done. It can be pretty complex to ramp up production as you have stuff Apple is responsible for, stuff that Pegatron is responsible for and everything related to the suppliers for these two. More interesting is the requirements for capital equipment, some of which would have longer lead times.

The other thing here is separating out sustainable demand from the market Rush that comes with each new iPhine release. Before millions are invested in production lines you want to know that those lines will actually be used three months after a product release.
Rating: 4 Votes
25 months ago
Fantastic! Now they can produce more of these!
Rating: 3 Votes

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