Along with Foxconn, there’s one more Apple supplier constantly trying to impress the Cupertino company that it is able to manufacture products at the highest standards. Latest rumors say that Pegatron Technology will initially be in charge of manufacturing the next iPhone while its main competitor, Foxconn, will have to settle with only the upcoming 7 inch iPad.
A popular tech news website from China, DigitTimes, claims that they’ve got their hands on a report which states that Pegatron Technology has signed a contract with Apple for manufacturing two very important pieces in Apple’s near future lineup of devices. It looks like the next iPhone along with a ten inch iPad, launching in Q4 2012, will be shipped out of their factory.
Sources close to the Taiwanese manufacturer say that Pegatron Technology recently completed upgrading their manufacturing lines to match Apple’s high standards. They were eager doing this in due time because Apple expects them to manufacture the first batch of iPhone 5 before the launch date, scheduled apparently for September.
Before signing a deal with Apple, Pegatron Technologies had a contract of manufacturing motherboards for Asustek, which seem to have requested fewer orders in each quarter. As a result, Pegatron decided to concentrate on moving some of their resources to fulfill other orders, which could help them increase their revenue. We all know that Apple products sell in millions of units in the first month so you can understand why a supplier would fight to grab such a deal.
While the folks in Cupertino have continuously infirmed the rumors of entering the 7 inch tablet market with a new iPad, the same report mentions that Foxconn will be manufacturing the new device from Apple which is scheduled for a release at the end of this summer.
Everybody knows that Apple works hard on not leaking information about their products but at the same time, some of these rumors actually proved to be correct.