Apple iPhone Production Estimates Up in Time for iPhone 5

August 15, 2011, By Sanjeev

Apple is definitely among some good numbers. Statistics on iPhone production for the second half of 2011 reveal exactly that. We hear Apple has increased orders for the iPhone line by about 12-13%, with the figures going up from 50 million to 56 million units.

Apple iPhone Production Estimates Up in Time for iPhone 5

The numbers of the yet to be launched iPhone 5 is estimated to be 25.5 to 26 million units. iPhone 5 orders for the third quarter (July, Aug, Sep) have been decreased from 7 million units to 5.5-6 million units, but the orders for the fourth quarter (Oct, Nov, Dec) have gone up to 20 million units from 14 million units.

Total orders for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4 CDMA, as per DigiTimes estimates, will decline correspondingly from over 20 million in the third quarter and 8 million in the fourth quarter. Total shipments of iPhone in 2011 are expected to touch 95 million units.

The current estimate pitches the production for Q3 and Q4 of all iPhones at roughly 25.5 million and 28 million units. Apple has sold over 20.3 million iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 during the third quarter.

Though the numbers projected may have to be taken with a pinch of salt, we need to give it a go as iPhone sales have actually been booming.

Do the estimate of iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 number include the ongoing sales of these units? Is it about a reduced pricing model or a slow worldwide roll out? Only time will tell. Stay tuned.


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