With the release date of Apple’s iPhone 5 expected to be just a few weeks away, it is not surprising that the company’s supply and production partners to increase their workload building the much-awaited fifth-generation iPhone. A report from Taiwanese tech news outlet DigiTimes claim that Foxconn, one of Apple’s OEMs, is producing 150,000 iPhones per day.
DigiTime’s Steve Shen and Yenting Chen, in their report, said, “Suppliers in the iPhone 5 supply chain in Taiwan have geared up production recently with volume shipments of the new Apple smartphones to begin soon. Production of iPhone 5s at OEM maker Foxconn Electronics has reportedly reached 150,000 units per day, according to industry sources.”
According to reports, Apple is aiming to produce 5 to 6 million iPhone 5 units in September, ramping up to a total of over 22 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011. At the same time, units of the iPhone 4 are expected to decrease, with both the CDMA and GSM versions losing popularity as we reach the end of the year. Pegatron was tipped to produce 15 percent of all iPhone manufacturing orders, but will not start shipping until next year.
The technical details of the iPhone 5 is still pretty sketchy as Apple has not yet acknowledged that the device really does exist. It is rumored that the iPhone 5 will have a 3.7- to 4-inch touch screen, an 8-megapixel camera, and case leaks suggest that it will be thinner than the current iPhone 4.