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Apple's assembly partner Pegatron is boosting its production capacity in order to help Apple increase inventory of the popular iPhone 6, reports Nikkei. According to local press sources, Apple may also be turning to Pegatron to supplement production of the iPhone 6 Plus, which has seen tight supplies as Foxconn has struggled to meet demand.
Local press reports suggest Apple may also tap Pegatron to produce the iPhone 6 Plus since Foxconn has been struggling to cope with demand. Pegatron officials did not comment directly on the media speculation.
Pegatron's Chief Executive Jason Cheng confirmed in a recent earnings conference call that the company has invested more than $200 million this year in capital expenditures to boost production output, with an additional $300 million planned for 2015.

Pegatron repeatedly has benefitted from strong iPhone sales with an increasing amount of revenue coming from its communications products division, which is responsible for smartphone and tablet production. Though the company's overall Q3 2014 revenue fell due a dip in its computer assembly business, revenue from its communications division increased 10 percent year-over-year.

Pegatron is a long-time manufacturing partner for Apple, serving as a supplementary assembler for previous iPhone and iPad models. The company took a lead manufacturing role for the first time in the assembly of Apple's iPhone 5c, which was introduced alongside the iPhone 5s last year.

Article Link: Pegatron Reportedly Boosting iPhone 6 Production, Adding iPhone 6 Plus to Meet Strong Demand
 

DeadSeaMac

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Available to ship: 3-4 weeks

:apple: still can't keep up with the strong demand as we enter the holiday blitz, and Apple is asking Pegatron to ramp up production NOW? What are they waiting for? Christmas? :eek:
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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Hopefully my 6 plus will now arrive sometime in the near future

Mine is in transit via UPS with an ETA of between 11:30 and 3:30 PM (ET) on Wednesday.

So between 48 and 52 hours left before mine arrives.

I feel like we might see some record shattering numbers when Apple finally reveals how well the iPhone 6 has sold... maybe twice the prior record, given that they've released two hugely popular models?
 
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Rogifan

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All I know is there are 5 Apple stores in the Twin Cities and the 6 and 6 Plus are always out of stock. Same with any AT&T store I go to. I don't remember that being the case with the 5 or 5s.
 
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cesjr

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I ordered my 64 GB Space Gray 6+ on Oct 29th. Still has an expected ship date of Nov. 21st. I'm hoping I'll be surprised to see it ship sooner.
 
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Jamalien

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Mine is in transit via UPS with an ETA of between 11:30 and 3:30 PM (ET) on Wednesday.

So between 48 and 52 hours left before mine arrives.

I feel like we might see some record shattering numbers when Apple finally reveals how well the iPhone 6 has sold... maybe twice the prior record, given that they've released two hugely popular models?

Yup, mine still has around 2 weeks till dispatch. Why they didn't organise this boost in production with Pegatron earlier is weird :confused:
 
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wizard

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All I know is there are 5 Apple stores in the Twin Cities and the 6 and 6 Plus are always out of stock. Same with any AT&T store I go to. I don't remember that being the case with the 5 or 5s.

Being completely out of stock is never a good thing for a manufacture. Hopefully this ramp up will relieve some of the pressure on inventory.
 
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PeteS1963

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Apple would never make a phone that big.

They will never do those thick plastic lines.

5.5 doesn't exist, there hasn't been any leaks!

WTF, protruding camera? That's not Apple.


Did I forget some?

Errrrr.... those bezels!
 
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wizard

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Yup, mine still has around 2 weeks till dispatch. Why they didn't organise this boost in production with Pegatron earlier is weird :confused:

First off they most likely did organize this sometime ago. We wouldn't hear about it until the deals are done. It can be pretty complex to ramp up production as you have stuff Apple is responsible for, stuff that Pegatron is responsible for and everything related to the suppliers for these two. More interesting is the requirements for capital equipment, some of which would have longer lead times.

The other thing here is separating out sustainable demand from the market Rush that comes with each new iPhine release. Before millions are invested in production lines you want to know that those lines will actually be used three months after a product release.
 
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no25

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Cook should have been doing this along time ago instead of announcing he is gay
 
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TechZeke

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I ordered my 64 GB Space Gray 6+ on Oct 29th. Still has an expected ship date of Nov. 21st. I'm hoping I'll be surprised to see it ship sooner.

Meanwhile, like a dumbass, I ordered the same model via AT&T on Oct 20th and I still have November 28 ship date, with the range ending with December 9th. Sigh.
 
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vreedy76

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I ordered my 64 GB Space Gray 6+ on Oct 29th. Still has an expected ship date of Nov. 21st. I'm hoping I'll be surprised to see it ship sooner.

My ship date was 11/12 for 3 weeks, it slipped to the 20th and then shipped on the 8th. Then I see this story, so you may see it ship out this week.
 
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vreedy76

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Apple would never make a phone that big.

They will never do those thick plastic lines.

5.5 doesn't exist, there hasn't been any leaks!

WTF, protruding camera? That's not Apple.


Did I forget some?

I definitely said the ones about the camera and lines. It may be a good thing that Apple is doing some things I never thought they would.

Next up "If you see a stylus, they got it wrong"
 
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KdParker

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seems to match up with all the delay's in shipping that we have been seeing with the iPhone Plus.

Guess the plus was more popular than expected.
 
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Sasparilla

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Yup, mine still has around 2 weeks till dispatch. Why they didn't organise this boost in production with Pegatron earlier is weird :confused:

There's alot that goes into capacity boosts, whether its component availability or Pegatron having QA issues (think I remember that with the +)...so we'll probably never know the whole story other than Apple has probably been trying to boost production as much as possible since the 6 rolled out. JMHO..
 
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Fzang

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Meanwhile, I ordered my 6+ on release Friday and got it the following Monday, here in Beijing.

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

Sorry guys.
 
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