iPhone 6 Release Date: Pegatron Recieves Orders for Apple's Flagship Smartphone Ahead of September Launch, Says Report

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By Raymond Ronamai | May 8, 2014 2:05 AM EST

Report on iPhone 6 releasing this fall is beginning to gather credibility with more information on the product keep leaking despite the Cupertino giant's silence. Now, a new report has claimed that Pegatron has received orders for the device, hinting that the flagship smartphone would be unveiled this year as speculated.

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Apple supplier Pegatron Corp has received 15 percent of orders for the 4.7-inch model of iPhone 6 ahead of its release in September, according to Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times (Google Translate, via Mac Otakara). The report added that Pegatron will produce 50 million units of iPhones this year, including iPhone 6, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 4.

The Taiwanese newspaper had reported a couple of months ago that Pegatron would recruit more workers in China to meet the orders of Apple iPhone 6 and that production would begin in the second quarter.

Another Taiwanese assembler, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, is also expected to manufacture the Cupertino giant's upcoming flagship smartphone.

It was speculated that iPhone 6 would be unveiled at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 (WWDC) in June but most reports said that it would happen this fall. Several sources, including Reuters and Nikkei have suggested that Apple's new flagship smartphone would be unveiled in September.

Apple is expected to launch two models of iPhone 6 - a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch devices with full scratch-free sapphire crystal glass screen this fall. The 4.7-inch model is expected to have a 1920x1080p (440ppi) resolution, powered by the A8 chip (64-bit) and run on iOS 7.2, according to South Korean brokerage KDB Daewoo Securities. Chinese analyst Sun Chang Xu had also hinted that Apple would introduce sensors that can detect pressure, temperature and humidity in its upcoming smartphone.

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