Wow, these iPhone/CDMA/Verizon rumors just won’t quit, will they?
Pegatron has been contracted to make a CDMA iPhone, insiders claimed today. The scoop is short but would have the ASUS manufacturing arm building phones that would likely go to Verizon and possibly other carriers as well. A deal would help Pegatron take off as a major supplier,DigiTimes said.
ASUS as a whole has already been responsible for manufacturing iPhones and some of Apple’s other devices, including MacBooks.
Apple COO Tim Cook has in the past called CDMA a dead technology, but with Android handsets becoming increasingly popular, Apple may have to bite the bullet just to get onto Verizon and maintain its market share. That is, of course, assuming that AT&T’s contract as the sole provider of iPhones here in the US doesn’t last until 2012 as has been reported earlier this week.