According to a new report coming from Asia, current iPhone builder Foxconn Electronics has been selected by Apple to produce the upcoming 3G iPhone model and that shipments will begin in June.
Citing “component suppliers as well as foreign institutional investors,” the report says Foxconn was “recently instructed by Apple to begin procuring component materials for the next-generation touch-screen handsets for an initial test build no later than the end of May.”
Apple expects to ship 3 million units in June and hopes to ship a total of 25 million over the product’s life cycle, added the report.
The company has so far sold 6 million current-generation iPhone units worldwide but sales have been somewhat stifled by exclusive contracts with carriers. That should change with the upcoming generation however, as Apple hopes to expand to additional European nations and portions of Asia.