iPhone 5 to Account for 26 Million Units of Apple’s Increased Fall Production
Apple has apparently increased its total iPhone orders for the remainder of 2011, according to Digitimes. Unit orders of the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 5 have grown 12-13%, from 50 million units (at the end of Q2), to just over 56 million. The next generation iPhone 5 will consist of more than half of these units, at 25.5-26 million, according to supply chain makers in Taiwan.
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.
Their sources mention up to 95 million total iPhone units will be shipped in 2011. During the last fiscal quarter, Apple sold a record 23 million iPhones. Apple plans to launch the iPhone in October, with other rumours also indicating Telus and Rogers are preparing for the next launch.