Apple has ordered a whopping 15 million units of the as-yet-unannounced iPhone 5, a component supplier has claimed, as the tech giant gears up to drop its next-gen Apple smartie in a matter of months.
According to shadowy supply chain sources (aren’t they always?) cited by Taiwanese tech business news source DigiTimes, manufacturer Pegatron has been contracted to supply the huge handset order, with a scheduled shipping date of September.
Some analysts have recently forecast that Apple would postpone the iPhone 5 release until next year, presumably to allow testers extra time to iron out antennagate-style glitches.
Specifications for what’s shaping up to be the most anticipated bit of iKit for a long time have yet to be revealed. But speculation suggests that this time around we could be in for a radical redesign, a much-improved eight megapixel snapper and 4G network support in the US.
However, hopes that Apple will unveil another game-changer were dealt a blow after DigiTimes’ tech deep throats claimed that the phone is “no major update from iPhone 4” – adding to the chorus of naysayers predicting a neglible, incremental upgrade.
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