Rumor: Foxconn pumping out 150,000 iPhone 5 units per day, will make 28 million in 2011

The mobile industry is foaming at the mouth at this point, waiting for news on what Apple is going to bring to the table with their fifth generation iPhone. T-Mobile Germany even started taking preorders for the iPhone 5, or iPhone 4S depending on who you talk to, because they think it’s going to be an incredibly hot selling product. Understatement of the century. Sources who have spoken to DigiTimes, which has an above average track record when it comes to Apple rumors, say that Foxconn, that huge Chinese manufacturing company where working conditions are so dire that a string of suicides took place last year, is already pumping out 150,000 iPhone 5 units per day. The sources go on to say that they’ll likely be 5 to 6 million iPhone 5 units made during this month alone, and another 22 million during the last 3 months of this years, for a total of 28 million.

What we know about the iPhone 5 so far doesn’t amount to much. It’ll have the A5 processor found in the iPad 2, it’ll pack an 8 megapixel camera, and it’ll come out in late October if a Best Buy computer is to be believed. How much will it cost? What storage options will Apple offer? Is the iPhone family going to grow thanks to the addition of a new, low cost iPhone targeted at the prepaid and emerging markets? These are all things we’re dying to figure out, and will once Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook, takes the stage and delivers his first keynote at some point in the next 30 days; hopefully.

Update: Oh and how can we forget, this week a set of images showing what’s supposedly going to be a case for the iPhone 5 surfaced. When an iPhone 4 was placed inside said case, it didn’t fit because it wasn’t long enough, wasn’t wide enough, and was too fat.

Back to top ▴