DigiTimes reports that Pegatron, a Taiwan-based notebook manufacturer, has received orders for 15 million iPhone 5s from Apple, and will start shipping in September. Sources also note that the device “does not seem to have any major update from iPhone 4“, leading us to believe that it will be a “-S” incremental update. Pegatron was also one of the manufacturers of the iPhone 4, and shipped nearly 4 million CDMA units in 2011.
The sources pointed out that as the iPhone 5, which does not seem to have any major update from iPhone 4, is already set for shipment in September, they are already started supplying components to Pegatron with Pegatron’s plants in Shanghai, China also recently started hiring for manpower.
There are many rumors surrounding the upcoming iPhone, ranging from a complete redesign to just internal upgrades. The device is expected to have a dual-core A5 processor, additional RAM, and possibly an edge-to-edge display. Android devices are rapidly becoming uber powerful, so Apple will need to step up their game to compete with bleeding-edge hardware. iOS 5 will likely be released alongside the new smartphone.