updated 08:50 am EDT, Mon March 19, 2007
iPhone parts due in April
Components for Apple's iPhone are in production now and are expected to be delivered to Apple in April. The iPhone will reportedly use PCB (printed circuit boards) from Nanya Printed Circuit Board Corp, a Taiwan-based supplier. EMSnow reports that Nanya PCB is expected to land at least 30 percent of Apple iPhone's global orders and help boost the company's revenues: "Based on an estimated shipment of 10 million iPhones, Nanya PCB is very likely to score 30% of orders released by Apple iPhone, contributing NT$300 to 400 million to the company's sales revenue for this year and boosting the its profit margins in the second quarter and the third," the report claims. Confirming a production ramp of ahead of its anticipated June launch, reports indicate that Apple has also asked other component manufacturers to begin delivery of components to its Taiwanese manufacturing facilities by "early April."