Apple is reportedly boosting production for two its flagship smartphones as it struggles to keep up with demand. It is reported that Apple may be tapping electronics assembler Pegatron, in addition to Foxconn, to produce additional units of both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as the company heads into the holiday shopping season.
Foxconn and Pegatron have started recruitment drives that will see the two manufacturers increase their workforce by a significant amount to support production of the iPhone 6. According to Taiwan's Economic Daily News, Foxconn will be looking to add 100,000 people in mainland China, while Pegatron will expand its current numbers by 30 percent. Recruitment drives prior to an iPhone launch isn't news in of itself, but the numbers shared show just how much hype is anticipated for Apple's next smartphone.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. — you might know them better has Foxconn, manufacturer of many things Apple — saw their net profit last year rise 13% on the back of increased sales of iPhone and iPad devices. Pegatron, another major Apple manufacturer that is the primary source of the iPhone 5c and iPad Mini, saw their earnings jump 22% in just the last quarter.
Rumors of shrinking demand for the iPad mini appear to be exaggerated, after a report from Bloomberg’s Tim Culpan has been shown to be inaccurate. Culpan’s report had indicated that Pegatron, one of the manufacturers of the iPad mini, would experience lower revenues, due to lower demand for the iPad mini.
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.
Looks like the CDMA variant of Apple's iPhone might eventually make its way to carriers in China, Korea, and Japan. According to the not always reliable Digitimes, Apple suppliers currently expect around 7 million CDMA iPhones to be sold in the first quarter of 2011. That's a lot of iPhones, no matter how you look at it.