Apple has been in dialog with both Foxconn and Pegatron to look into the possibility of moving production of its iPhone and other devices from China to the United States.
Pegatron, a key manufacturing partner of Apple's in recent years, is reported to have received a mere 15 percent of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6's orders, which is a dramatically smaller slice of the cake than was initially speculated. Even though Apple appears not to be utilizing one of its increasingly close allies in the production of the newer handset, though, Pegatron is still set to play a major role in supplying Cupertino smartphones in 2014, with the report also concluding that a total of 50 million handsets will be produced by Pegatron through this calendar year.
According to a report, Apple has ordered as many as 15 million iPhone 5’s from Pegatron, a well-known computer manufacturing contractor. The new iPhones are expected to start shipping in September 2011, which is in line with previous reports.