Report: Pegatron to Begin iPhone 5 Shipments Next Month
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.