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Foxconn to manufacture 12m iPhones?

updated 09:40 am EST, Wed November 15, 2006

Foxconn, 12m iPhones?

Foxconn Electronics has agreed to manufacture 12 million cellular handsets for Apple, according to one report. The Cupertino-based company will ship the new phones in the first half of 2007, according to DigiTimes. Foxconn is one of Apple's primary iPod manufacturers overseas, and industry analysts have long expected a new 'iPhone' from Apple some time during the New Year. A patent application recently discovered by MacNN points to a multifunction device that serves as a cellular phone with music as well as video playback capability, palm functionality, and more. Surging Mac sales and strong iPod numbers heading into the holiday shopping season are backed by the forthcoming release of Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard,' as well as the company's new iTV media device alongside an expected refresh of its Mac Pro systems. A cellular handset introduced into the mix in 2007 could serve as a catalyst for Apple's growth alongside the iTV, which may propel the company into the living rooms of consumers even as Apple strives to make its presence known in the mobile phone arena.




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  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    One word

    WOOHOOOOO!

  1. QualleyIV

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    DigiTimes

    Isn't DigiTimes that publication that's constantly wrong on their Apple predictions? Maybe I'm thinking of some other pub, but I thought that was it... If that's the case, I wouldn't get too excited.

  1. malax

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    stupid name

    I'll be surprised if Apple ultimately names this product "iPhone." It's just too lame.

  1. Peter Bonte

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    stupid name

    Maybe something like a Apple "PG phone TRS250 pro basic" ?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: stupid name

    Maybe something like a Apple "PG phone TRS250 pro basic"

    Now that is stupid. You wouldn't call it the "pro basic". You'd call it the "pro standard". Then you can add the "pro extreme".

    Of course, how about an iPhoto iPhone, iMovie iPhone, iWalk iPhone (merge two nefarious rumors into one! What more could you want!)

    Or they could call them like they do their macs, the iPhone (spring 2007), iPhone (summer 2007), iPhone USB, iPhone Bluetooth, iPhone Bluetooth (early 2008), iPhone (Mirrored face plate), etc.

  1. milhouse

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    @peter bonte...

    "Maybe something like a Apple "PG phone TRS250 pro basic?"

    LOL!!!

    :-D

  1. seadaymon

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I don't care...

    ... what you call it, I just want one.

    Piece of c*** RAZR.

  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: stupid name

    iPhone 20GB, iPhone 60GB, or iPhone Hello is more likely.

  1. malax

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    but seriously folks

    The obvious name is

    Core 2 Duo MacPhone Pro (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition, 8GB (Verizon)

  1. Geordiekeith

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Spielberg version

    It should be "iT Phone home"

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