Apple Increasing iPhone Orders For 2H11 To 56 Million Units, Half of These Will Be iPhone 5
Digitimes reports that Apple has increased their iPhone order from 50 Million to 56 million units for second half of this year. Remember this is total number of iPhone units which include iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 GSM, iPhone 4 CDMA and of course upcoming iPhone 5. There’s nothing wrong in the estimate that half of these iPhones would be iPhone 5.
Apple initially placed an orders of 14 million iPhone 5 with manufacturing partners Foxconn and Pegatron Technology, and now those orders have been bumped to as many as 20 million units for Q4. However, iPhone 5 orders for the third quarter of 2011 have been lowered from seven million units to 5.5-6 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.
Apple has plans to launch iPhone 5 in October this year. iPhone 5 will be powered by an A5 processor which was introduced earlier this year in iPad 2 . New 8 megapixel camera sensor will also be introduced in iPhone 5. There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to design of upcoming iPhone 5 some analysts believe that iPhone 5 is not going to be a complete design change but just a “make over” of iPhone 4. However, multiple reports in the past have indicated that iPhone 5 will be a complete design change. My pick is that iPhone 5 will be a design change but it will still inherit some looks from iPhone 4 like “buttons”.
We will keep you updated on this, stay tuned!