Electronics Production | November 09, 2009
Apple to turn to second EMS-provider?
It is rumoured that a new hybrid phone from Apple is likely to be build by Pegatron and not by Apple's current EMS-partner Foxconn.
According to Appleinsider, the decision was made so that the company would not be "constrained by a single-source assembler." Pegatron - an Asustek subsidiary - is said to have landed the manufacturing contract for a new UMTS/CDMA hybrid iPhone due in the third quarter of 2010. The new phone is said to be compatible with both - the UMTS 3G as well as the CDMA2000 networks - which is to be achieved using the newly developed hybrid chip from Qualcomm.