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Pegatron shipping CDMA iPhone 4 in the fall?

updated 07:45 am EDT, Thu June 17, 2010

CDMA iPhone production plans settle

Production plans for a CDMA iPhone were reportedly firmed up on Thursday with new details. The device, which would be a straight adaptation of the iPhone 4, would start shipping to Apple in the fall from factories in Shanghai. Previous rumors have had production starting in August or September, giving Apple roughly a two-month build-up of iPhone supplies before a rumored Verizon launch in November.

The phone so far isn't expected to be significantly different on the outside, but one as yet unconfirmed claim would have the iPhone using Voice over Rev A (VoRA) to satisfy Apple's aims of allowing simultaneous calls and data. While it isn't yet in use on CDMA networks, EVDO Revision A is already used for push-to-talk in the US; Verizon is said to be implementing it for general calling as well and might be matched by Sprint.

Pegatron is also purportedly hoping to land contracts for iPads and MacBooks as well, DigiTimes has heard.

The Taiwan company is ASUS' former direct manufacturing wing and, until just recently, handled many of ASUS' notebook orders. It now handles a wider range of devices and is believed to have landed a deal to make Acer notebooks in 2011.

By Electronista Staff


  1. VirtuaComputers

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    Joined: Sep 2009


    Verizon iPhone not happening

    In 2007 Job's said AT&T and Apple have a 5 year exclusive contract - which would keep any other provider from getting the iPhone until 2012! Even though Pegatron is supposedly working on something - the numbers just don't make sense.

    Virtua Computers

  1. Herod

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    Joined: Jun 2007


    i cant wait

    for this 40 percent of att customers to run over to verizon.

  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001


    5 years

    In 2007 Job's said AT&T and Apple have a 5 year exclusive contract

    He never said that. It was rumored and reported that there was a 5 year contract, but it has never been stated officially by either side.

    And one would think that even if there were some 5 year contract, there'd also be something in there that ATT's network would have to support the iPhone. And, so far, they have fallen so short.

    What is so surprising is how much Apple is behind ATT on this in the US. Everyone says Apple has the AppStore and won't do clones on anything because they want to provide the best experience and keep their products in the best light.

    And yet, with their exclusive contract with ATT, all they've done is allow ATT's poor service and network make the iPhone's connectivity issues a running joke.

  1. davlab

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    Joined: Jul 2006


    AT&T's deal for new iPhone 4 subscribers

    When I heard about AT&T's deal to let any contract ending in 2010 move to the iPhone 4 immediately, it seamed to me that they were trying to lock in as many 2 year contracts as possible before their exclusivity deal ran out. They haven't made that deal on any other iPhone upgrades, so it makes some sense that a CDMA iPhone is coming.

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