Apple assembly partner Pegatron is reported to be boosting its iPhone 6 production capacity, in order to help Apple increase inventory of the popular handset. The report by Nikkeialso says its sources say Pegatron may be in line to add the iPhone 6 Plus to its production lineup to aid Apple, who continues to see tight supplies of the larger handset.
Local press reports suggest Apple may also tap Pegatron to produce the iPhone 6 Plus since Foxconn has been struggling to cope with demand. Pegatron officials did not comment directly on the media speculation.
Pegatron has invested over $200 million this year to boost production output, with an additional $300 million earmarked for that purpose in 2015.
While Pegatron’s overall Q3 2014 revenue fell – due to a drop in its computer assembly business – the communications division, (responsible for smartphone and tablet production), saw a 10% increase in revenue, year-over-year.