Taking a quick break away from the explosive news that Google is purchasing Motorola Mobility, Digitimes is reporting that Apple has upped its estimate for iPhone production during the second half of 2011 from about 50 million units to 56 million units. Note that iPhond production is an all-encompassing term that includes iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 5 production. One source in the supply chain, however, informed DigiTimes that the iPhone 5 will comprise nearly half of all iPhone production in the second half of 2011 which translates to about 25 million units.
iPhone 5 orders for the third quarter of 2011 have been lowered from seven million units to 5.5-6 million units, while fourth-quarter orders have been raised from 14 million units to more than 20 million units, the sources pointed out. Total orders for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4 CDMA for the third quarter exceed 20 million units, and fourth-quarter orders have been reduced to eight million units, the sources indicated.
Sources tell Digitimes that total iPhone shipments in 2011 will reach 95 million units.