Apple reportedly has boosted shipments for its iPhones for first-quarter 2011 from 19 million units originally to 20-21 million units, with five to six million of the units slated to be CDMA devices, according to DigiTimes which cited unnamed sources at Taiwanese component makers. CDMA is the wireless networking standard used by Verizon.
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.
Currently, Foxconn is the only maker of WCDMA iPhones, while Foxconn and Pegatron Technology have equally shared the production volume for the CDMA version, the sources noted.