iPhone 5 budget phone manufacture will be split between Foxconn and Pegatron

News Clare Hopping 15:59, 14 Mar 2013

Apple will split the iPhone 5 budget phone manufacturing between Foxconn and Pegatron according to an analyst

The iPhone 5 budget edition will be manufactured by Foxconn and Pegatron according to a KGI Securities Analyst.

25 percent of Apple's next generation iPhone will be made at Foxconn, while 75 percent will be produced at Pegatron.

All iPhone 5S's, which is reportedly the higher-end device of the two, will be manufacturerd at Foxconn in China.

This further demonstrates Apple will have two new smartphones to show us this year - even though the iPhone 6 isn't mentioned.

Apple's budget iPhone 5 is said to feature a smaller screen, while the iPhone 5S will look exactly the same as an iPhone 5, but have a slightly larger screen and Intel processor.

The budget iPhone may get rid of the home screen design according to patents filed by the United States Patent & Trademark Office, which also shows a plastic casing on the cheaper handset.

Apparently, the iPhone 5S is already on production lines, ready for a July release date.

The budget version may be available for as little as £120 SIM free, taking on the Google Nexus 4. A source told Bloomberg claims Apple will sell the device SIM free only for $200 in the US, without a price plan.

The iPhone 6 may be scheduled to launch in 2014 as previously rumoured, with either a 4.2-inch or 4.8-inch screen. We hope it arrives before that, or the iPhone 5S is a bigger update than previously rumoured.

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