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iPhone 5se: Apple teams up with new manufacturer as launch nears

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iPhone 5se: Apple teams up with new manufacturer as launch nears

Apple has partnered with a second manufacturing company to help produce its forthcoming iPhone 5se. The four–inch device, an update on 2013’s iPhone 5s, is expected to launch on March 15th.

Wistron, based in Taiwan, joins long-term partner Foxconn to manufacture the latest addition to the iPhone range on Apple's behalf.

Wistron is already believed to work on a string of existing iPhone components.

The move is thought to be part of a wider strategy by Apple which will see it bring on more assembly partners in Asia.

Apple is said to want to spread out production of its devices in order to limit the impact of manufacturing glitches on supply.

Both Wistron and Foxconn are also said to be working on the 5.5–inch screen iPhone 7 Plus, which is due to launch later this year.

The iPhone 5se is said to come with Apple’s latest A9 processor, as well as camera tech from 2014’s iPhone 6 and imaging features such as Live Photos.

The handset is said to start at £379 SIM–free, with a potential on-sale date of March 18th, just days after its official unveiling.

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Source:

Digitimes

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