Ups their overall Q1 expectations to 21 million.
Digitimes is reporting that Apple has raised their global shipment expectation for its iPhone for Q1 2011 from 19 million units to about 20-21 million units, according to sources within the supply chain.
“The first-quarter shipment goal for WCDMA iPhones has been adjusted from 13 million units to 14-15 million units,” the sources said.
Interestingly, Apple has also set targets for CDMA version of the popular smartphone, hinting towards the impending tie up with Verizon.
“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.
The report also has numbers for this year: Q4 2010 sold about 15.5 million units, resulting in a total of 47 million units for the entire year. Guess none of the headline issues of the iPhone had any effect on sales. In fact, our local telecoms are still struggling to meet demand, three months after launch.