Pegatron working on iPhone 5 and will be shipping in September?

DigiTimes is reporting for the second time this month, that manufacturer Pegatron has landed an order from Apple for the iPhone 5. Earlier in the month, it told us that the order was for 15 million units, that has now been revised to 10 million.

Pegatron Technology has landed orders for 10 million units of iPhone 5. Shipments will start in September, according to industry sources.

Pegatron will become Apple’s second ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) for the iPhone; Foxconn being the first. Pegatron is also hoping to pick up orders for other future Apple products such as the iPad and MacBook Air.

[DigiTimes]

 

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Pegatron working on iPhone 5 and will be shipping in September?

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There's been no news out of Cupertino lately. So since there's nothing to report, they make up the rest for filler until there is something to report again.

It sounds like a realistic expectation. According to some people in certain areas of industry there are test units out. I personally believe that they've been testing internal units for some time now and have 2 or 3 models they're externally testing per carrier. I can tell you with certainty that the delay has nothing to do with the a5 chip overheating.
I'm gonna come out and say that it will be a multiple platform launch with the usual players, AT&T and Verizon. T-Mobile will be part of it, with a possibility of Sprint coming into the game. The obstacle is Sprint's signature hard-on for putting Sprint bloatware on their devices(and a massive sprint logo).
I expect this to be an interesting launch. It will outsell any iPhone that's ever been sold. This is because RIM is expected to lose a significant amount of market share to Apple, according to "industry analysts", people have been waiting for the iPhone 5 to dump their Blackberries. Also, you have an abnormal amount of people still on their previous gen iPhones waiting for the iPhone 5 and to top that off, the gotta have it early adopters. It's no wonder Apple has a second manufacturer building iPhones exclusively.
In any event, thanks for lending me your ear. This will be fun and interesting. I can't wait.

Out of all the carriers Sprint is the one that has toned down the bloatwares on their Android phones. Heck they're selling the nexus s at their official stores (tmo and ATT versions are sold through best buy) without a hint of their logos on the phone