Last week DigiTimes reported that in 2011 “Apple’s orders of iPad 2 are expected to top six million units a month”. Now it looks like even more reports from overseas has Apple ready to pump out more iPhones in the first quarter of 2011. The number: a massive 20-21 million units. Of course we won’s see the true results until the quarterly reports have been announced but those are big numbers considering Apple’s Q4 financial report had them selling 14.1 million iPhones. Big increase and the one of the reasons is the upcoming release of a CDMA iPhone.
DigiTimes stated “Apple has raised the global shipment goal for its iPhones for first-quarter 2011 from 19 million units originally to 20-21 million units, according to sources with Taiwan-based component suppliers. 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.”