Pegatron To Manufacture iPhone 4G – Not Foxconn?

Apple might have possibly replaced iPhone’s OEM for earlier versions, Foxconn Electronics with Pegatron Technology for the manufacture of the next generation of iPhone. This was reported by Taiwan publication, DigiTimes.

According to industry sources, Pegatron’s deal with Apple might already have been secured and the launch of the device is likely to be in late summer or fall of this year.

There has been a lot of anticipation over the next gen iPhone which is expected to be a “world phone” capable of running on both GSM and CDMA technology. While Qualcomm failed to deliver this technology for the iPad that was released earlier this year, a hybrid version is much anticipated on the new iPhone model though.

If these rumors are true, then it raises questions about why Apple broke its partnership with Foxconn. The Taiwan based company still holds the contract to manufacture Apple’s Mac, iPods and the soon to be launched iPad.

[via DigiTimes]

A Dual Version Apple Tablet In The Making?

According to sources Fox News spoke to from AT&T and Verizon, both companies have indicated that they are in talks with Apple over an Apple Tablet deal. This has given rise to speculations over whether we could see Apple Tablet coming in two versions – one working over the CDMA network and the other on GSM.

This is significant because earlier rumors pointed out that Qualcomm was unable to produce hybrid chips that could have brought both CDMA and GSM to a single device. With a hybrid device out of the equation now, a dual version appears to be very likely.

However, do not expect this partnership to be announced on the D-Day next week. Sources have also indicated that the agreements between Apple and the carriers is yet to be finalized; which means we might not be hearing the price of subsidized Tablets until later.

[via Fox News]