Digitimes offers some up to date estimates for iPhone production for the 2nd half of of 2011. in line with them, Apple has increased the orders for their iPhone line through about 12-13% from 50 million units to 56 million units. The iPhone 5 in particular will reportedly account for 25.5-26 million devices in the 2d half of 2011.
more specifically, iPhone 5 orders for the 3rd quarter (July, Aug, Sept) had been diminished from 7 million devices to 5.5-6 million devices whereas the 4th quarter (Oct, Nov, Dec) orders have been raised from 14 million gadgets to extra then 20 million units. meanwhile, iPhone 3GS and iPhone four unit shipments will decline correspondingly from over 20 million within the 3rd quarter to 8 million within the 4th quarter.
As all the time, it’s very arduous to substantiate these projection numbers from Digitimes. they have got up to now offered up some fantastic MacBook Air numbers. The iPhone numbers are seemingly nearer to reality, as Apple’s iPhone sales had been accelerating. Apple offered 20.34 million iPhone 3GS and iPhone four gadgets right through their third fiscal quarter (Apr, may just, June). word that Apple’s monetary outcomes apply a fiscal yearly quarter device whereas Digitimes frequently refers to calendar quarters.
in keeping with these numbers, Apple’s manufacturing for calendar Q3 and this fall of all iPhones will probably be roughly 25.5 million and 28 million units, respectively. having a look at the history sales graph, these times of the yr do represent major jumps in sales for Apple.
Some questions come up though, if these are accurate. 8 million devices of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS within the 4th quarter must account for some ongoing sales of these gadgets, since the iPhone 5 is believed to be launching in October. continuing production and sales of the older fashions may have to do with a reduced pricing model or just a gradual global roll out. Apple often launches their new devices in the U.S. first with different countries to practice.
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