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RumorTT: Apple to split manufacturing of next-gen iPhone between Foxconn and Pegatron

Apple says it will divide manufacturing of its next-generation iPhone between two manufacturers

By Charles Gantt from Mar 14, 2013 @ 11:25 CDT

Since its release, the iPhone has been solely manufactured by Foxconn, but that is about to change with Apple's next-generation iPhone. A well connected KGI Securities analyst named Ming-Chi Kuo has said that Apple will be splitting the manufacturing of its upcoming iPhone 5S between two companies.

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Apple will diversify its manufacturing between Foxconn and Pegatron. While Foxconn will still get a bite of the iPhone pie, Pegatron will handle 75% of the FDD-LTE version of the upcoming entry level iPhone, and 55% of legacy hardware.

In his research notes, which were picked up by website Apple Insider, Ming-Chi also estimated that Apple will ship 35.8 million iPhone 5S handsets in 2013 and 53.4 million entry-level iPhone devices.

NEWS SOURCES:Appleinsider.com


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