Apple ups Q1 iPhone shipment goal to 20-21 million units

Mon, Dec 27, 2010


Citing a Taiwan-based component supplier, DigiTimes reports that Apple has upped its Q1 2011 iPhone shipment goal from 19 million units to 20-21 million units.

The first-quarter shipment goal for WCDMA iPhones has been adjusted from 13 million units to 14-15 million units, the sources said. The shipment goal for CDMA iPhones, which will be launched in North America and Asia Pacific in the first quarter, is set at 5-6 million units, the sources added.

Global iPhone shipments in fourth-quarter 2010 are estimated at 15.5 million units, resulting in a total of 47 million units for the entire 2010, the sources indicated.

Currently, Foxconn is the only maker of WCDMA iPhones, while Foxconn and Pegatron Technology have equally shared the production volume for the CDMA version, the sources noted.

WCDMA refers to the current iPhone 4 while CDMA of course is in reference to the rumored Verizon iPhone expected to launch in the first half of 2011.


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