Apple's manufacturing partner prepares itself for iPhone 6 production

Taiwan’s Pegatron, which assembles Apple’s iPhone and iPad, is opening up new factory space and recruiting workers in China to meet orders to manufacture the new iPhone 6, Commercial Times reported. Production would begin in the second quarter, the newspaper said on Tuesday, citing sources which it did not identify. It did not give a timeline for when the phone would arrive in stores.

Apple supplier Pegatron is expected to start production on the iPhone 6 in the second quarter of this year at its new Kunshan, China plant,reports the Commercial Times. Pegatron is already opening up a new factory space and recruiting workers in China in an effort to meet orders to manufacture the new phone,says Reuters. In early January, it was reportedthat Pegatron was expected to win a new contract to manufacture half of the iPhone 6’s supplies. Previously, Pegatron was responsible for assembling the iPad mini and iPhone 5c, while Apple’s main supplier, Foxconn, assembled many of the iPhone 5s units. 

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