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Apple Orders an Additional 5 Million iPhone 4S from Chinese Manufacturer

Due to encouraging pre-order levels for the iPhone 4S, Apple has decided to request an additional 5 million units from Pegatron Technology, Apple Insider (opens in new tab)reports.

The new order adds to the 10 million iPhone 4S handsets previously commissioned, according to the Chinese source Commerical Times. These will not be the only iPhone 4S on the market, as Foxconn also produces Apple's newest smartphone.

Pegatron Technology is also expecting orders for the upcoming iPad 3 and the manufacturer already confirmed ultrabook orders from Asustek Computer and Lenovo. The healthy situation allowed Pegatron to report $1.77 billion in revenue for September, with a 15% increase from the previous month.

However, Apple's relationship with far-east manufacturers has not always been that good. According to Digi Times, Simplo Technology, long time Apple supplier, has defaulted badly. Some of the iPad batteries produced were reported to have leakage issues, which caused short circuits and affected recharging; although since the Li-polymer batteries have stable chemical materials inside, there were no explosions or fire hazards.

In order to avoid risks and complaints, Apple decided to move the orders to Dynapack International Technology. Dynapack already had confirmed 2 million batteries commissioned for the iPad in the last quarter.

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