Apple’s next-gen iPhones to usher in new manufacturing split

Zach Epstein
March 14, 2013

Apple iPhone 5S Manufacturing
Apple iPhone 5S Manufacturing

Apple (AAPL) has historically relied on one Eastern manufacturing giant to assemble its iPhone lineup, but the next generation of Apple handsets will reportedly see that change. According to well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple plans to diversify its iPhone manufacturing plans and split orders between Foxconn and Pegatron. While Foxconn has historically assembled all iPhone models, Pegatron will reportedly build 75% of the FDD-LTE version of Apple’s upcoming entry-level iPhone model and 55% of legacy iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 models. In his research note, which was picked up by AppleInsider, Ming-Chi also estimates that Apple will ship 35.8 million iPhone 5S handsets in 2013 and 53.4 million new entry-level iPhones.

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