Report: 15 million iPhone 5 units ordered for September launch

The most anticipated phone launch of 2011 might just be Apple's iPhone 5, in part because the latest device in the popular smartphone series missed its normal launch date of June/July due to part shortages. Now it's looking like the fifth version of the iPhone may finally be ready by September and a new report on the Digitimes web site claims that Apple has order 15 million units of the device to be made for the launch.

The store, which used unnamed sources, claims that Taiwan-based Pegatron Technology has gotten the order to assemble the iPhone 5 from other components at its manufacturing plants in Shanghai, China. The story adds that Pegatron has also been trying to get Apple to give them order to assemble other products like the MacBook and even the iPad, but the companies that make those products are so far keeping their contracts. However, the article states that Pegatron might get a chance to make a small amount of iPads for Apple sometime in 2012.

The rumor mill surrounding the iPhone 5, specifically what will be included in the product, has been generating stories for months. At the moment, the general consensus is that this version of the iPhone will have a dual-core A5 processor that's currently in the iPad 2, among other new features. There have been other rumors that the iPhone 5 will have a radical case redesign, including a tapered shape, but so far those reports have yet to be confirmed.

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Who cares? Another phone to rob the cultists of their money. I am like Bill Gates in only one thing, all Apple products are banned from my home and office.

I love all the iPhone/iOS hate. Mostly from people who aren't lucky enough to have used an iOS device, I assume. I'm sorry you're stuck in some contract with some other provider, but it's really worth it to break the contract and switch to iPhone. iOS is like eating steak, when everything else is cheap lunch meat. Yeah, you have "icons" and "apps" with Android or "Windows Phone 7", but it's not the same as iOS.

Xenomorph said,
I love all the iPhone/iOS hate. Mostly from people who aren't lucky enough to have used an iOS device, I assume. I'm sorry you're stuck in some contract with some other provider, but it's really worth it to break the contract and switch to iPhone. iOS is like eating steak, when everything else is cheap lunch meat. Yeah, you have "icons" and "apps" with Android or "Windows Phone 7", but it's not the same as iOS.

i've played with the iPhone and I dont see what all the hype about this phone is. It's a phone with a bunch of small icons on it, nothing about that makes me want to get it. When i was comparing my WP7 phone with the iPhone inside the Apple store with another customer, I was told by two employees to leave the store.

-=SEDIN=- said,

i've played with the iPhone and I dont see what all the hype about this phone is. It's a phone with a bunch of small icons on it, nothing about that makes me want to get it. When i was comparing my WP7 phone with the iPhone inside the Apple store with another customer, I was told by two employees to leave the store.

I have played with Samsung's Galaxy S and found it to be slow, buggy, crashed applications, hideous Android market...

Have you tried to showoff an iPhone in a Microsoft's store ?

-=SEDIN=- said,

i've played with the iPhone and I dont see what all the hype about this phone is. It's a phone with a bunch of small icons on it, nothing about that makes me want to get it. When i was comparing my WP7 phone with the iPhone inside the Apple store with another customer, I was told by two employees to leave the store.

What do you expect from Apple employees? I had one get upset with me because I wouldn't refer to a monitor as a "display."

It's tragic that there isn't a WP7 "superphone" out yet. Meaning

* mango
* 4G
* dual-core CPU
* front and back cameras
* accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensors
* NFC

how long is it going to be until such a handset comes out?

KingCrimson said,
It's tragic that there isn't a WP7 "superphone" out yet. Meaning

* mango
* 4G
* dual-core CPU
* front and back cameras
* accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensors
* NFC

how long is it going to be until such a handset comes out?

3 months

For the hype it's getting I certainly hope it's more than a faster processor and new case. In other news... bread now comes thinly and thickly sliced too!

lt8480 said,
For the hype it's getting I certainly hope it's more than a faster processor and new case. In other news... bread now comes thinly and thickly sliced too!

It'll have iOS 5 too. And I have a suspicion a better camera. In other news... bread now comes with multigrain, whole wheat, or white flavor.

I personally don't see the hype behind it all. It's just that as iOS is limited to only Apple, new phones are rare, unlike Android and WP7 which are released on a weekly basis.

ir0nw0lf said,
Rumor has it all 15 million units are to be produced in one day...

And sold in 1 week.
Just saw people start queuing in front of Apple stores.

All I can hear in my mind is, "I want an iPhone 5. I want an iPhone 5. I don't care. I don't care. I don't care. I don't care. It's has the WiFis."

Great, another device that will leave people scrolling through page after page after page of apps in order to show me the latest coolest app that they got.

More time wasting ahead!

Can't wait for the iPhone 5.
I made the unfortunate mistake of switching to a Motorola Atrix from an iPhone 4 and I now seriously regret it. I think this will be my last Android phone. And I'm not a fanboy, I just love gadgets and technology.
Personally, I am done with the plasticky phones, I have my Atrix for 2 months and it's all scratched. Seriously, the phone SQUEAKS as I hold it. Doesn't feel like a $600 phone at all. And I honestly dislike the quality of the apps on Android. Call me spoiled but personally I very much like polish, thank you.

Pharos said,
Can't wait for the iPhone 5.
I made the unfortunate mistake of switching to a Motorola Atrix from an iPhone 4 and I now seriously regret it. I think this will be my last Android phone. And I'm not a fanboy, I just love gadgets and technology.
Personally, I am done with the plasticky phones, I have my Atrix for 2 months and it's all scratched. Seriously, the phone SQUEAKS as I hold it. Doesn't feel like a $600 phone at all. And I honestly dislike the quality of the apps on Android. Call me spoiled but personally I very much like polish, thank you.

If you like polish, try a wp7 device once Mango comes out for a few weeks. It really is nice. If you don't like it, return within the 30 days and get the iphone 5.

dtboos said,

If you like polish, try a wp7 device once Mango comes out for a few weeks. It really is nice. If you don't like it, return within the 30 days and get the iphone 5.

Mango isn't being officially released until September.

dtboos said,

If you like polish, try a wp7 device once Mango comes out for a few weeks. It really is nice. If you don't like it, return within the 30 days and get the iphone 5.

Work for microsoft? lol does anyone outside of this forum even use WP7?

What's with the hatred in the above posts? iOS is user-friendly and great.
I use android and even it's good.
Haven't used WP7, but if I did, I'm pretty sure I'd get used to it.
stupid trolls/fanboys.

Navan said,
What's with the hatred in the above posts? iOS is user-friendly and great.
I use android and even it's good.
Haven't used WP7, but if I did, I'm pretty sure I'd get used to it.
stupid trolls/fanboys.

User friendly alone != Great

There isn't going to be a white of black one. The rumor states the iPhone 5 will be much like the iPod Touch 4G. Beveled and all metal backed and no color.

TechieXP said,
There isn't going to be a white of black one. The rumor states the iPhone 5 will be much like the iPod Touch 4G. Beveled and all metal backed and no color.

Last I checked the iPod Touch still has a front, which is black? That could quite easilly be white..

TechieXP said,
There isn't going to be a white of black one. The rumor states the iPhone 5 will be much like the iPod Touch 4G. Beveled and all metal backed and no color.

Can you press the right Reply button next time please, it would have saved me having to reply to poster #1 above. K thanks

Vice said,
And one of those will be mine! - I want a white one.

You're assuming they'll follow the current black/white scheme with the new iPhone and will not go for a metallic finish or some other change :-)