According to Digitimes, Apple has increased its iPhone order for the latter half of 2011. At the end of the second quarter it was said to be contemplating 50 million units for Q3/Q4, but that’s reportedly been upped to 56 million.
That figure encompasses a trio of iPhone models, namely the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and soon-to-be-announced iPhone 5. The latter is expected to account for 25.5-26 million of those 56 million units.
Digitimes’ sources suggested that the iPhone 5 volume for Q3 has been reduced from 7 to 5.5-6 million units, while the Q4 number has gone up quite significantly, from 14 to 20 million.
Those figures would bring total iPhone shipments for the year to 95 million. Corpus Christi.
And here’s one for you anti-Apple types: the Californian manufacturer is said to be piling on the pressure for Taiwanese manufacturers to reduce their costs. Lovely.