Apple has enlisted the services of Taiwanese notebook maker Pegatron to deliver no less than ten million units of the iPhone 5 for its all-but-confirmed launch this summer.
According to sources known to Digitimes, Pegatron has recently landed orders for the next-generation iPhone, “with the initial order volume to be at least 10 million units”.
The company, which operates plants in China, is said to have previously received an order in the region of 10-12 million CDMA iPhone units in early 2010 and delivered as expected. However, with increased orders from Cupertino this time around and less time to manufacture them, it plans to expand iPhone production to its notebook plant.
Unfortunately for the Pegatron employees, there will be no holidays until the order is fulfilled. But for their trouble, their salaries will be tripled during this time.
We already reported that Foxconn, the company that makes the bulk of Apple’s iDevices, will begin production of the iPad 2 next month and the iPhone 5 in May. With Pegatron onboard, it seems that a July launch is no longer a distant possibility after all.
Keep your eyes peeled as we scoop more iPhone 5 news in the weeks to come.
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