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iPhone 6 4.7-inch model detailed for Pegatron release

iPhone 6 4.7-inch model detailed for Pegatron release

While just 15% of the load has been tipped to be assigned to Pegatron, the iPhone 6 appears to be headed to full production, with multiple manufacturers in play. This model with a 4.7-inch display has been rumored for several weeks to be just one of two iPhone 6 models being prepared for production, the other significantly larger.

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iPad mini 2 and “budget” iPhone orders tipped to hit Pegatron for August

iPad mini 2 and “budget” iPhone orders tipped to hit Pegatron for August

It would appear that the order for the next-generation devices in both smartphone and tablet form have hit the manufacturing line Pegatron if reports today hold steady. The folks at Pegatron have more than once been suggested to be taking on more Apple orders of late, with the first iPad mini and the "budget" iPhone for later this year appearing both inside and outside of Apple's general favorite for such duties: Foxconn.

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Apple pushing supply chain load from Foxconn to Pegatron, says sources

Apple pushing supply chain load from Foxconn to Pegatron, says sources

As we noted yesterday, Apple's Tim Cook hinted that variations of the iPhone, such as versions that fall at different price points, could be in the company's future. Rumors of a low-cost iPhone have been circulating for months now, with at one point Apple's Phil Schiller saying such a device will never have a future in the company's products. Despite that, the rumor is still alive, and today sources told the Wall Street Journal that a low-cost iPhone is expected to be made available later this year.

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iPad Mini reportedly enters production, Foxconn gets assistance

iPad Mini reportedly enters production, Foxconn gets assistance

Here's an interesting little story as the news day winds down: according to the Economic Daily News out of Taiwan, the iPad Mini has entered mass production. Of course, with the iPad Mini rumored to be revealed sometime next month, that probably isn't going to come as a shock to most people. After all, Apple's probably expecting this new tablet to fly off the shelves like every other iDevice before it, so it needs to be ready.

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Microsoft Surface price puzzle polarizes pundits

Microsoft Surface price puzzle polarizes pundits

Microsoft's pricing mystery around the new Surface has become the slates' biggest point of contention, with analysts and rumor-mongers weighing in on how many dollars stand in the way of success. Having announced the pair of tablets on Monday with relatively sparse hardware details, Microsoft played it coy with both price and availability for the Windows RT-based Surface and Windows 8-based Surface Pro. However, there are already suggestions that the pair could be priced out of contention.

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Microsoft Android patent hunting hits Pegatron

Microsoft Android patent hunting hits Pegatron

The group known as Pegatron Corp. have become the next in a line of companies creating hardware based around Android and Chrome OS to have signed a patent agreement with Microsoft. It's been some weeks since we heard the last case of this happening, but what each of these cases have amounted to is the same as what's going on here: Microsoft owns a gigantic batch of patents, many of which cover devices whose functionality lends itself to Android. In this case, both Android and Chrome devices made by Pegatron might otherwise have fallen under Microsoft's lawsuit umbrella unless Pegatron made an agreement with Microsoft like they're doing here to give them cash per unit sold.

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“What inspection?” asks Pegatron over Apple FLA worker audits

“What inspection?” asks Pegatron over Apple FLA worker audits

iPhone manufacturer Pegatron has denied any knowledge of upcoming Fair Labor Association audits, despite Apple saying that all of its suppliers had "pledged full cooperation" with the plans announced yesterday. Pegatron is aware of Apple's social responsibility policies, CFO Charles Lin told Bloomberg, but has not been informed of any upcoming inspections, which Apple and the FLA say will begin in the spring.

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Apple forced Pegatron to dump ASUS in ultrabook snub say sources

Apple forced Pegatron to dump ASUS in ultrabook snub say sources

Apple has strong-armed its MacBook Air manufacturer into refusing to construct ultrabooks for rival ASUS, with Pegatron being given a Cupertino ultimatum to pick between the two accounts. Apple was reportedly frustrated by the resemblance of the ASUS Zenbook range to its own ultraportable, China's Commercial Times reports, particularly in terms of the exterior design which uses a unibody construction.

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Intel plays Ultrabook matchmaker to boost production

Intel plays Ultrabook matchmaker to boost production

Intel is matchmaking vendors and manufacturers in an attempt to ensure the success of its ultrabook segment, pushing brand names into the embrace of ODMs promising ultraportables as cheap as $599. Epson, Onkyo, ViewSonic, Mustek, Motion Computing, WiPro and Positivo have all placed orders with Pegatron and ECS, DigiTimes reports, after Intel put them altogether for notebook speed-dating .

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