Chinese manufacturer Pegatron is aiming to sell at least 10 million iPhone 5 initially with CDMA iPhone 4 units doubling this amount according to reports from news outlet Digitimes.
The Chinese online publication says that the company, which traditionally manufactures notebooks, tablet devices and LCD TVs for tier-one brands like Toshiba seems condident that it will be able to smash last year's performance.
The company's chairman has informed workers that they will not get a holiday break and ha offered to triple the employees' salaries during the holidays.
Asus, which originally spun off Pegatron, remains the top client for the company followed by Acer and Toshiba. Other products that will be manufactured by the company include Dell's Tablet PC, HP's WebOS tablet, the Asus Eee Pad and Toshiba's forthcoming Gingerbread-based tablet.
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will also be building iPhone 5 for Apple and it looks increasingly likely that Apple will continue to sell the iPhone 4 alongside the iPhone 5 although we're not sure whether only one SKU (the 16GB model) will be kept.
Furthermore, the fact that the report mentions a CDMA iPhone 4 means that Apple won't bring forth any significant changes to the current model. We expect the new one to be a dual CDMA/GSM model though based on the fact that Qualcomm will be one of the component manufacturers involved.