According to a new report from Digitimes, Foxconn, Apple’s iPhone manufacturer is currently producing about 150,000 iPhone 5 units a day. This is likely to prepare for an early October release date and anticipating strong consumer demand for Apple’s new iPhone models.
The news report clearly suggests that the expected iPhone 5 release date could be in October time frame. Manufacturers are now ramping up full speed in order to accommodate Apple’s shipment levels, and sales number expected for the fifth gen iPhone model.
Lens maker Largan Precision, touch panel maker TPK Holding, reinforced glass supplier G-Tech Optoelectronics and battery vendors Simplo and Dynapack are all operating at full swing currently, the sources indicated.
The iPhone 5 production is expected to increase to shipment levels of over 5-6 million units in September leading to over 22 million units in the fourth quarter. The iPhone 4 is expected to become a low-end iPhone with a lower storage capacity, offered alongside the new iPhone 5.
This was seen in the past with the iPhone 3GS, that became the lower end model to the iPhone 4 after its release in last June. Apple has not yet planned any public event to release the iPhone 5 or iOS 5 which is also expected to release around the same time.