Foxconn, Pegatron to share 'iPhone 13 mini' orders in 2021

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Apple suppliers Foxconn and Pegatron will share orders for the Cupertino tech giant's "iPhone 13" mini later in 2021, according to a new report citing supply chain sources.

According to sources cited by DigiTimes on Tuesday, Pegatron has won orders for Apple's upcoming 5.4-inch iPhone refresh. It will also handle a "portion of orders" for another 6.1-inch iPhone 13 model.

Reportedly, orders for the smaller iPhone are vastly reduced compared to prior years because of lower-than-expected sales of the iPhone 12 mini

Although Pegatron will handle production of other iPhone models this year, Foxconn will remain the primary assembler of "iPhone 13" models. DigiTimes also reports that Luxshare will become an iPhone production partner in 2021.

The report of Pegatron taking iPhone production orders comes months after Apple suspended its partnership with the Taiwanese firm over alleged labor violations. Apple put Pegatron on probation as a result.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the "iPhone 13 Pro" models will feature "impressive" updates like a new ultrawide camera lens and wider use of optical image stabilization. However, the so-called "iPhone 13 mini" is rumored to be Apple's last 5.4-inch model as it moves to larger handsets in 2022.

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