• Apple Fuels Speculation by Raising 1st Quarter iPhone Shipments

    Apple has supposedly elevated its 1st quarter iPhone shipment goals by a substantial margin according to reports surfacing Monday morning. Initial estimates for 1st quarter 2011 iPhone shipments fell into the range of 19 million units. That already-teeming number has allegedly been upped by Apple to approximately 21 million.

    Naturally, this situation begs the obvious question: What could possibly be driving the ballooning shipment goals of Apple for its popular iPhone, especially since the "newness" of the iPhone 4 has already worn thin? According to DigiTimes, the raised estimate reportedly includes somewhere between five and six million CDMA iPhones, fueling a long-standing rumor that need not be addressed further without any concrete evidence yet again.
    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.
    Still, it's a safe bet that the rumor mill will be churning at a breakneck pace during the next few weeks leading up to the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. CES kicks off January 6th, 2011 at 8:30 am. Incredibly - or, perhaps, ironically - Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg will deliver a keynote address at this year's CES.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Fuels Speculation by Raising 1st Quarter iPhone Shipments started by Michael Essany View original post
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