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This article was published on January 18, 2011

Pegatron increases CDMA iPhone shipment forecasts to 15 million units

Pegatron increases CDMA iPhone shipment forecasts to 15 million units
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Taiwan-based iPhone supplier Pegatron Technology has increased its shipment forecasts for the CMDA iPhone, raising its initial forecast of 10 million units up to 15 million units in 2011, as it seeks to reverse its poor computer sales performance.

Chinese trade publication Digitimes provides the news, adding to recent reports suggesting that the company would be handling iPhone shipments in Asia whilst Foxconn would fulfil orders in North America. Whilst Verizon is the only official CDMA carrier at this time, it is expected that the CDMA-capable iPhone devices will make their way to China, Japan and South Korea.

It is predicted that Foxconn are on track to ship 15 million CDMA iPhones in 2011, with Pegatron upping their forecasts, iPhone production estimates now total 30 million units worldwide.

Despite the announcement Steve Jobs would be taking a leave of absence from Apple, the company is still expected to announce a new iPhone and iPad in the coming months, adding to the huge number of shipments already predicted for both companies.