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Apple increases first quarter iPhone shipment target, 6M are CDMA phones

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Will Verizon Wireless finally get its much desired iPhone 4 units this coming January? Some people think so right now, especially right after a Digitimes report indicated that Apple has raised its iPhone shipment target for first quarter of 2011. Previously, the shipment target was at around 19 million units to be shipped starting Q1 2011. But now, this was raised to around 20-21 million units, according to Taiwanese sources.

What makes the news interesting is the fact that 5 to 6 million units of those shipment will be CDMA iPhones going to North America and Asia Pacific. What is not clear though is how many of those shipments will be Verizon iPhones. Would the shipment of CDMA iPhone be enough to give Verizon a piece of the iPhone US market share and poses a threat to AT&T’s stronghold? That would be interesting to watch out for.

As for the remaining volume shipment of around 14-15 million units, these are earmarked as WCDMA iPhones – indicating the fact that demand for the iPhone is still strong after several months of being released to the worldwide market. In case your interested to know, Apple was able to ship a total of 47 million units of iPhone in 2010.

So did you get the iPhone 4 as a Christmas present? Or are you waiting for the iPhone to arrive on Verizon?

Via [Digitimes]

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