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.