Apple ordered 15 million iPhone 5s, report says
New reports from Taiwan are coming in, claiming that Apple has placed an order for no less than 15 million new iPhones (it’s still not clear if the new smartphone will be called iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, or who knows what else).
According to DigiTimes, Pegatron Technology is the company that will manufacture the upcoming iPhone model for Apple. Pegatron is not a new business partner for Apple, as it also produced the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 (of which it reportedly shipped less than 4 million units). It’s said that the iPhone 5 “does not seem to have any major update from iPhone 4”, and its shipment should start in September – thus in time for that rumored October release.
15 million new iPhones could be easily sold in only one quarter (if we look at the sales numbers from the previous quarters), so this initial order shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Last month, we’ve heard that Apple may plan to launch two new iPhone models this year, including an affordable one. However, since there haven’t been any new, concrete details about this, I don’t think it will actually happen.
Apart from iOS 5, a dual-core processor and an 8MP camera are among the new features that the next-gen iPhone will likely bring.