Pegatron has reportedly landed orders for Apple’s next-generation iPhone, thought to be launch in September, while Foxconn will supposedly manufacture a new 7-inch iPad arriving in August.
DigiTimes citing sources in the Taiwan technology supply chain, reported on Wednesday that Pegatron Technology has landed orders for Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone also called the iPhone 5, which the site believes will be launched in September. The report also claimed that Foxconn will be responsible for Apple’s expected 7-inch iPad when it arrives in August.
Apple’s current 9.7-inch iPad just received an update in March with a Retina display and 4G LTE connectivity,so it is unlikely that it would make another update this year.
As for a 7-inch iPad, recent reports have pegged such a device at a specific size of 7.85 inches, with a screen resolution of 1,024 by 768 pixels. By using the same screen resolution as the iPad 2, Apple could allow current applications written for the iPad to run on a new, smaller device without any modifications.
Pegatron, which is believed to manufacture the new iPhone, is currently an original equipment manufacturer for Apple, and handles orders for both the iPhone 4S and the new iPad. The company is said to be expanding its capacity and staffing in order to handle even more orders from Apple in the future.