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Report: Pegatron to Begin iPhone 5 Shipments Next Month

By - Source: Digtimes | B 26 comments

Pegratron has reportedly landed a huge iPhone 5 contract.

Earlier this week, rumors did the rounds that said the new iPhone wouldn't be released until October. The news went against months of 'iPhone 5 in September' reports we'd been hearing. However, it seems that despite this week's report, there's still reason to believe that the newest iteration of the Apple iPhone will arrive next month.

Digitimes reports that Pegatron Technology has become the second ODM (original design manufacturer) of the newest iPhone. Reporter Monica Chen cites industry sources that say the company has received an order for 10 million iPhone 5s and is scheduled to begin shipments of those units in September. The news fits in with recent reports that AT&T was rejecting all applications for vacation time in the last two weeks of September "due to an event blackout."

However, the rumor that the phone will launch in October rather than September is not going unsupported either. Boy Genius Report claims to have confirmed information from a reliable source at Telus that says Apple’s iPhone 5 will be hitting the Great White North on October 1.

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    soo-nah-mee , August 4, 2011 4:10 PM
    Yay, can't wait.
    ...to laugh at the throngs of iSheeple waiting in line for the next dummy device.
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    subaru41 , August 4, 2011 4:27 PM
    Woohoo! That is great news to here that Steve Handjobs is coming out with his latest out of date, tiny inferior phone 5, I mean iPhone 5 that still cant play flash, use widgets, or any cool features or customizations, Oh, and I almost forgot to mention how the phone is user friendly for left handed people. Seriously, how retarded is it that you cant switch the lock screen slider to the other direction to accommodate left handed people.
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    house70 , August 4, 2011 4:28 PM
    Good article. It begins and ends with rumors (first and last paragraph).
    I thought they might have learned something from the IE IQ debacle, but no...
    Of course, I'm waiting for the spammers to flood the forum, any minute now.. cause there still isn't any filter in place. Too busy cranking up rumors, I guess.
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    ben850 , August 4, 2011 4:43 PM
    soo-nah-meeYay, can't wait....to laugh at the throngs of iSheeple waiting in line for the next dummy device.


    How original.
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    oldmangamer , August 4, 2011 4:46 PM
    Isn't Pegatron the outfit that made the defective "Tahoe" motherboards for HP? That cost HP a class-action suit and big dollars. Glad Apple uses that ol' lowest bidder model.
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    Anonymous , August 4, 2011 4:56 PM
    First time I glanced at teh title i read "pentagon". The debt's a huge deal, I didn't think the government would look to iphones as a means to earn a little cash, lol....
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    rawoysters , August 4, 2011 5:09 PM
    Who cares? These articles are becoming like Elvis sightings.
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    kilo_17 , August 4, 2011 5:11 PM
    Pegatron? Kind of a lame name....
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    kilo_17 , August 4, 2011 5:12 PM
    RawOystersWho cares? These articles are becoming like Elvis sightings.

    Then don't read them.
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    Anonymous , August 4, 2011 5:22 PM
    So we are iSheep aye?

    Samsung is copying every single product that Apple made. So actually Samsung is the sheep. So what are the people that go and buy these copied products from Samsung? :D 
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    soo-nah-mee , August 4, 2011 5:31 PM
    ^ Way to screw up a perfectly good analogy.
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    dwesely , August 4, 2011 6:00 PM
    I wonder if they iPhone wasn't a massive success if the trolls would still come out on every Apple related article to rant and rave about how uninspired the products are and how ignorant the users are....
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    amk-aka-Phantom , August 4, 2011 6:43 PM
    imasheepSo we are iSheep aye?Samsung is copying every single product that Apple made. So actually Samsung is the sheep. So what are the people that go and buy these copied products from Samsung?


    Really? Samsung copies Apple? Since when iPhone has HDMI, top hardware, USB-on-the-Go and other useful SGS II features?

    Following your logic (Samsung copies Apple because they also make touchphones), the whole world is made of copycats, because nothing is really original... Apple would be better if they'd actually "copy" some useful stuff from the others; instead they present their unwillingness to do so as an advantage.
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    acadia11 , August 4, 2011 6:46 PM
    Apple the greatest marketing company in history. These guys stage break-ins, lawsuits, launch, re-launch campaigns.

    I will soon be releasing the iDontGiveAFuck. YOu can purchase this at your local who cares store.
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    eeide , August 4, 2011 6:58 PM
    amk-aka-phantomReally? Samsung copies Apple? Since when iPhone has HDMI, top hardware, USB-on-the-Go and other useful SGS II features?Following your logic (Samsung copies Apple because they also make touchphones), the whole world is made of copycats, because nothing is really original... Apple would be better if they'd actually "copy" some useful stuff from the others; instead they present their unwillingness to do so as an advantage.

    My iPhone outputs HDMI...
    You obviously have never used an iPhone. USB on the Go?? What are you actively using that for? I can plug in a USB keyboard to my iPhone...Wouldn't really want a mouse.
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    chronicbint , August 4, 2011 6:58 PM
    I am waiting for the HTC Desire HD SS 2 Evo Storm+ which is out next month or I might wait for the HTC Desire HD SS 2 Evo Storm X+ which is out the month after. Failing that I will be getting the Samsung Galaxy Universe Ultimate Awesome which is out the month after the month after.
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    Anonymous , August 4, 2011 7:14 PM
    @amk-aka-phantom:

    Its not that Apple invented everything lol. Its how Samsung goes and follows every selling hit Apple creates. Iphone (some samsung phones are very similiar to iphone 3 and iphone 4 in design and software), Ipad... even the box those things come in are totally copied ROFL! Not to mention the galaxy tab "smart cover" or whatever they called it. And they are gonna make some kind of universal tv remote control that has the same design as an iphone 4.

    If you dont see all of this, than its not worth talking to you anymore :) 
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    rebel1280 , August 4, 2011 7:55 PM
    Am i still a "sheeple" if I've never owned an iPhone but will buy one? Frankly, four relatives of mine have droids or similar and they all complain about apps being installed wrong or battery life just plain sucking. My dad picked up my brothers iTouch (4th generation) and learned how to use it in a couple weeks. This is a 63 year old man who has been doing masonry and construction his whole life. That is what made my decision right there, its just simple and intuitive. It plays music and i can watch my Netflix on it.
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    soo-nah-mee , August 4, 2011 8:18 PM
    rebel1280Am i still a "sheeple" if I've never owned an iPhone but will buy one? Frankly, four relatives of mine have droids or similar and they all complain about apps being installed wrong or battery life just plain sucking. My dad picked up my brothers iTouch (4th generation) and learned how to use it in a couple weeks. This is a 63 year old man who has been doing masonry and construction his whole life. That is what made my decision right there, its just simple and intuitive. It plays music and i can watch my Netflix on it.
    I have 3 iPod Touches (all 4th gen.) at home (mine, my wife's, and my 4 yr. old daughter's). They are great for streaming Pandora and XM/Sirius, watching Netflix in bed, learning games for my daughter, and for using as a remote control for my PC. We are very happy with them, but I still don't really like Apple.
    As much as I like the iPod Touch, if I could buy a wifi only Android device for under $200, I would replace mine in a heartbeat.
    I would never buy an iPhone for many reasons, but the main one is that I’ve had 2 people try to use theirs in my home, one through AT&T and one through Verizon, and neither of them could get even 1 bar of reception. Conversely, my wife’s HTC Incredible 2 gets great reception throughout my home, and it is also through Verizon.

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    Anonymous , August 4, 2011 8:33 PM
    kilo_17Pegatron? Kind of a lame name....


    Its the el cheap crapo of ASUS (I think). A Motherboard in a HP desktop is made by pegatron.
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