Wistron in new iPhone chain: sources

SHIPPING IN AUGUST:A source said that Wistron Corp has prepared adequate production capacity for the new iPhone model and has started to recruit workers

Taipei Times
Date: May 19, 2016
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter

Wistron Corp (緯創) has reportedly been selected to become part of the supply chain for Apple Inc’s next-generation, larger iPhone and is expected to start shipping the product from August, sources said.

A new smaller-sized iPhone is to be assembled by Pegatron Corp (和碩) and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密), while a new larger-sized model is to be manufactured by Hon Hai and Wistron, the sources told the Taipei Times.

Previously, Wistron helped assemble Apple’s iPhone 5C and iPhone 6 Plus, according to people who are familiar with the matter.

However, its participation in the assembly for the new iPhone in the second half of this year is the first time that Wistron is ramping up production at the same time as other suppliers, the sources said.     [FULL  STORY]

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