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Foxconn Producing 150000 iPhone 5 Units Per Day

With the launch of the iPhone 5 imminent, Apple's main OEM partner, Foxconn Electronics, has apparently started to produce around 150,000 iPhone 5 smartphones every day or roughly one million per week.

According to Yenting Chen and Steve Shen from news outlet Digitimes (opens in new tab), that should make up the bulk of the expected five to six million units to be shipped in September alone. Altogether, more than 22 million units are scheduled to be shipped in the last quarter of the year.

This means that around 7.3 million smartphones a month or 240,000 units a day will have to be produced by Apple's OEM sidekicks.

Extra capacity is expected to be recovered by producing less iPhone 4 CDMA and GSM models in Q4. The report also noted that 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 iPhone 5 is expected to be released in October 2011 according to various reports, and most recently a leak from Best Buy. Furthermore, the handset is very likely to come with a dual core Apple A5 SoC and an improved eight megapixel camera.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.