updated 01:55 am EDT, Wed October 12, 2011
Pegatron said getting more orders for iPhone 4S
Concerns that Pegatron might have lost iPhone orders due to demand might have been premature, Taiwan's Commercial Times claimed Wednesday. The contract maker at one point had been said making just 10 million across its entire production run but was now once again slated to make 15 million. About two million to 2.5 million of those would be made in the fall.
The firm is just a small piece of Apple's total production, with most of the shipments known to come from Foxconn.
Apple's production rates have only ever been discussed in unofficial circles but have been in flux with the iPhone 4S now official. Pegatron had previously been brought on to make the CDMA iPhone independently of the GSM version. With every model now being dual-mode, however, Pegatron is now just increasing the total capacity. The addition of new carriers like KDDI and Sprint area poised to increase Apple's overall demand beyond usual increases.
Along with the new iPhone, Pegatron is supposedly still trying for iPad 3 orders as well as business from two of its Chinese neighbors, ASUS and Lenovo.