In a new report on Friday, Digitimes is reporting that Pegatron has successfully landed orders for an inexpensive iPhone with plastic chassis and next-generation iPad mini from Apple. These new products are expected to start shipping in August, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
In the first quarter, Apple shipped 37.4 million iPhones and 19.5 million iPads, with iPad mini accounting for around 12 million units and 9.7-inch iPad about seven million,” Monica Chen and Joseph Tsai report for Digitimes. “The upstream supply chain will start shipping components for the new iPad mini and iPhone in July and players such as chassis supplier Casetek are expected to strongly benefit from the orders.”
The report also went on to suggest that the a next-generation iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad will appear in early 2014, with Foxconn Electronics being the sole manufacturer of these products.
In other news, Macotakara.jp (via etnews) is reporting that Samsung Display will be supplying Apple with a 7.9-inch LCD display of 2048 × 1536 resolutions for the next – generation iPad mini, which will be released late 2013.