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  • 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.

    DigiTimes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Fuels Speculation by Raising 1st Quarter iPhone Shipments started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. dennisdionisio's Avatar
      dennisdionisio -
      19 million! Wow!
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      I bet you have Verizon and want this so bad because every week you come up with a Verizon rumor... LOL you've been talking about this Verizon for years :P
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      It's coming. Finally. Then what will we rumor about?
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      i hope its true, cuz i hate verizon and i hope all the people who switch will loosen up at&t's network a bit and bog the hell outta verzions!
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      5-6 million CDMA phones dropped into the North American and Asian Pacific networks at one time. Ooooh, someone's networks are going to slow down big time when that happens. Oh, and the good news will be, if this is true, that the unlock issue will stop being such an... issue. Oh, wait, all those people who bought AT&T iPhones and use them on another carrier will still have those phones. So I guess we'll still be seeing posts about, "when's the unlock coming out?"

      What's next, Apple saying, "oh, go ahead and jailbreak, we don't mind, we know it's legal so we will stop making it difficult to do so by messing with iTunes and basebands"?

      Will all the fun go out of these forums when you can just buy a phone and do with it what you want? Probably not, Apple bashers and fanboys will still argue, and I would expect lots of posts about how the iPhone doesn't work well with Verizon and it's all Apple's fault.
    1. indyracer05's Avatar
      indyracer05 -
      Has anyone else noticed the iTunes icon is on the right side of the screen all by itself? Lol that means this iPhone is either jailbroken or someone messed up making that pic(:
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      i hope its true, cuz i hate verizon and i hope all the people who switch will loosen up at&t's network a bit and bog the hell outta verzions!
      amen brotha
    1. waye2's Avatar
      waye2 -
      whats new in this iphone?!
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by waye2 View Post
      whats new in this iphone?!
      Comes with Gridlock as standard.
    1. waye2's Avatar
      waye2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      Comes with Gridlock as standard.
      well, they should change our iphone 4 for free then!
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post
      fueling a long-standing rumor that need not be addressed further without any concrete evidence yet again.
      I couldn't agree more!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Question, if the iPhone 4 has been out for 6 months, why are we still using pictures of the 3GS?
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Question, if the iPhone 4 has been out for 6 months, why are we still using pictures of the 3GS?
      Well the fact that the picture is a 2g iphone may make a difference!

      But yeah new pictures would be great lol
    1. iamutman's Avatar
      iamutman -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Question, if the iPhone 4 has been out for 6 months, why are we still using pictures of the 3GS?
      You mean iPhone 2g?
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      I hope Sprint gets it along with Verizon but I doubt it so still no iPhone for me. I don't know why people care so much, Verizon is just as expensive as AT&T. If Apple was smart they would release a version for all 4 big carriers.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
      I hope Sprint gets it along with Verizon but I doubt it so still no iPhone for me. I don't know why people care so much, Verizon is just as expensive as AT&T. If Apple was smart they would release a version for all 4 big carriers.
      That's not how the cell phone industry works tho.
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      i hope its true, cuz i hate verizon and i hope all the people who switch will loosen up at&t's network a bit and bog the hell outta verzions!
      I agree, I wanna see how many jump on the Verizon bandwagon. Att network will greatly improve after this. Then Verizon will have more problems then Att ever did.
    1. Retrolock's Avatar
      Retrolock -
      I guess Verizon will get iPhone 2G Good for them!
    1. ADF's Avatar
      ADF -
      I wish you non-article writing critics would get off of Messanys' nutz!
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by indyracer05 View Post
      Has anyone else noticed the iTunes icon is on the right side of the screen all by itself? Lol that means this iPhone is either jailbroken or someone messed up making that pic(:
      Hahaha, true it must be pre-jailbroken by Apple and come with a complementary license to Gridlock!