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150,000 iPhone 5 a day as Apple ramps for launch

150,000 iPhone 5 a day as Apple ramps for launch

With the launch of the iPhone 5 expected to be a matter of weeks away, it's hardly a surprise that Apple's production partners should be beavering away at building the fifth-gen iOS smartphone. Still, from the latest channel leaks, it sounds like Apple isn't leaving stock levels to chance: DigiTimes' sources say Foxconn, Apple's OEM, is churning out 150,000 handsets per day.

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Foxconn blocks iPad production plans

Foxconn blocks iPad production plans

Foxconn has reportedly blocked arch-rival Pegatron from securing iPad 3 manufacturing orders, with the company supposedly persuading Apple not to double up on its production partners. Rumors earlier this week suggested Apple was hedging its bets on future iPad fabrication by adding a second supplier, with Pegatron - which already produces the CDMA iPhone 4 - tipped as the most likely option; however, now DigiTimes' sources suggest Foxconn has reacted quickly to change the Cupertino company's strategy.

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iPhone 5 “complicated and difficult to assemble”: Supplies may be short

iPhone 5 “complicated and difficult to assemble”: Supplies may be short

Apple's incoming fifth-gen iPhone is "complicated and difficult to assemble" according to sources at Foxconn, with the potential for that design trickiness to impact supplies of the much-anticipated smartphone when it launches in Q3 this year. According to the WSJ's tipsters, the iPhone 5 will indeed be thinner and lighter than the existing iPhone 4, as well as use an 8-megapixel camera as previously suggested; however, they also claim that Apple's ambitious targets of 25m iPhone units by the end of 2011 may be impacted by Hon Hai subsidiary Foxconn's current low yield rates.

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Pegatron readying 15m next-gen iPhone 5/4S order for September tip insiders

Pegatron readying 15m next-gen iPhone 5/4S order for September tip insiders

Apple's iPhone 5 fabricator, Pegatron, has reportedly landed a 15m-strong order for the fifth-gen smartphone, with shipping expected to begin in September. That's according to the latest leaks to drain their way down the DigiTimes plughole, with component supplier sources claiming that - contrary to expectations of a significantly more advanced handset - the iPhone 5 "does not seem to have any major update" from its predecessor. That could suggest a single device, or that Apple has split manufacturing responsibilities for a two-strong next-gen iPhone line-up between suppliers.

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HTC Flyer tablet a 7-inch Pegatron rush-job for Q1 2011?

HTC Flyer tablet a 7-inch Pegatron rush-job for Q1 2011?

More chatter around HTC's new tablet, the HTC Flyer, has emerged, with a new Economic Daily News report suggesting that the company has worked with Pegatron to rush the first model out by the end of Q1 2011. According to the report, the 7-inch slate will run Android 2.3 as well as a new version of HTC Sense, and be followed by two Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets later in the year. That fits in with previous talk - which pegged the two follow-up slates as arriving in June 2011, at least one of which potentially having 4G LTE connectivity - and certainly paves the way for the Flyer to make its debut at MWC 2011 next week.

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12-15m CDMA iPhone 4 shipments predicted for 2011 as China, India & more eye Apple

12-15m CDMA iPhone 4 shipments predicted for 2011 as China, India & more eye Apple

Apple is believed to have ordered in the region of 12-15m CDMA iPhone handsets in 2011, with sources in Taiwan claiming that strong demand drove that number up from a cautious 10m. According to DigiTimes, the CDMA iPhone 4 orders - which will head to Verizon in the US initially - have recently begun shipping; Verizon will offer the fourth-gen smartphone to existing subscribers from February 3, then to new customers from February 10 2011.

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Foxconn, Compal & others snub Windows Phone 7 over licensing fees

Foxconn, Compal & others snub Windows Phone 7 over licensing fees

The spectre of Windows Mobile may haunt more than just consumers; Microsoft is apparently also facing apathy from handset manufacturers in Taiwan, reluctant to pay the company's licensing fees for Windows Phone 7.  According to DigiTimes, Foxconn, Compal Communications, Pegatron Technology, Qisda, Inventec, Inventec Appliances and Arima Communications have all shifted their R&D investment to Android and are reluctant to move it back.

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CDMA iPhone 4 in Q4 2010 rumors resurface

CDMA iPhone 4 in Q4 2010 rumors resurface

The iPhone 4 launch gave us little respite from the persistent rumors that Apple is working on a CDMA version of the smartphone for Verizon, and sure enough here's another set of mysterious "sources from component makers" tipping imminent EVDO iPhones.  According to DigiTimes, Pegatron is currently manufacturing CDMA iPhone 4 units in their Shanghai production facilities, with the handsets set to begin shipping to Apple in Q4 2010.

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