Let the rumor rumble begin. Digitimes, who’s famous for landing lots of the very accurate scoops on what’s going down in the iPhone supplier factories has recently learned that Apple has just ordered 15 million iPhone 5s (or it could be iPhone 4S) from their Taiwanese supplier Pegatron. Sadly it seems that this will be more of an iPhone 4S with no significant design changes from the iPhone 4.
According to the report:
Taiwan-based notebook maker Pegatron Technology is estimated to have landed orders for 15 million iPhone 5s (iPhone 4S) from Apple and is set to start shipping in September of 2011, according to sources from upstream component makers. In response, Pegatron declined to comment about its cooperation with clients.
Now, what makes this interesting is that we all know that Pegatron was in charge of manufacturing only the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 that currently runs on Verizon. We also know that Foxconn is also preparing their teams for a September release with undisclosed orders of the device on the other hand, so this could mean either of two things:
1. That Apple is preparing to sell as many as 30 Million iPhones in a specific period of time between both suppliers
2. That next Generation iPhone could probably still be a device that’s limited to a specific technology like GSM or CDMA, for example
We all know that the Verizon iPhone was fit from day one to handle GSM just as much as it handles CDMA, which would leave assumption 2 without any water to survive, but the other idea of selling as many as 30 Million iPhones also seems pretentious. This must either be a revolutionary product all the way, or Foxconn isn’t getting as many orders as Pegatron is.