According to a new report, Pegatron has received orders from the Cupertino company to start production on the iPhone 6. Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times says that the supplier has been tasked with producing around 15% of all units of the upcoming 4.7-inch handset.

The news matches up with previous chatter, which claimed that Apple would be splitting up iPhone 6 orders between Foxconn and Pegatron. It was initially believed, however, that the split would be somewhere around 50-50, so it’s unclear what—if anything—has changed…

Here’s the report from ICT, shared by Macotakara (via MacRumors):

Apple’s supply chain rumors, Apple will deliver a 4.7-inch iPhone in the third quarter, the market is also optimistic about the size of enlarged iPhone, expected to create a new wave of buying boom, and the master also won about 15% of new iPhone orders, is expected to begin in September of goods, coupled with the old iPhone 4S, iPhone 5C, estimated this year’s iPhone Pegatron point total shipments of 50 million units, compared to 3,500 million units last year, a significant growth of 40%.

In an effort to diversify its supply chain, Apple has slowly enhanced its relationship with Pegatron over the years. In 2013, it put the manufacturer in charge of producing the iPhone 5c, and it has also moved over the production of the iPad mini and other products to the company.

silver-iphone-6-mockup-2purported iPhone 6 dummy unit

It’s interesting that the report specifically says the ‘4.7-inch iPhone.’ Rumors have been circling for months that Apple is working on two next-gen handsets, one with a 4.7-inch display and one with a 5.5-inch, and recent reports say that the latter will be significantly delayed.

If the information we’ve seen so far holds true, both models will feature a new design with a much thinner profile, elongated volume buttons, and rounded corners. The smartphones are also expected to receive notable performance bumps, and launch sometime in September.

  • Tom

    Different quality? ;(

  • @dongiuj

    Aaahhh yeah, let’s get this thing made. I’m switching back to the iPhone again until I get bored with it again. I just hope it doesn’t start lagging like my iPhone 5 and crashing.

  • Adam Bowman

    Damn. I want the larger one, but unless Apple specifically announces that it is, in fact, going to be released, I might have one heck of a time holding out and I might have to ge the 4.7 inch version.

    Wouldn’t it be in Apple’s best interest to release them both at the same time? I mean, those who are due for an upgrade and who often get a new phone after two or so years would be missing out on the larger option if they upgrade to the 4.7 inch version. As a result, wouldn’t sales for the larger version drop? I guess they can prevent this by officially announcing that the larger option will be released even though the 4.7 model will be only available at first.

    • blastingbigairs

      I have a 5s and have no complaints whatsoever, so I have no problem waiting for the larger screen however long it takes. It’s on it’s way, and that’s all that matters.

  • Paul

    Why do I hate the design so much 🙁

  • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

    And if they do?

  • @dongiuj

    And that’s what a massive amount of people said about the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini. Now look at those people eating their words looking like an idiot sounding so sure of themselves. You could be right but I would never say “no way apple is going with that design” because I don’t work for apple in its design department and just because I have used its products for a number of years now doesn’t mean I know how apple thinks.
    So why do you think that apple is not going to use that design?

  • George

    Apple will always be a year behind, I wonder why they hold back every damn year? Instead of trying to be the best they just continue to disappoint.

    • eXoguti093

      Being the best doesn’t mean you need the largest quantity of a phone’s features over everyone else’s