Rumor: Apple to ship up to 26 million iPhone 5 units in 2011

Even though Apple has yet to officially announce when it will release the next version of the iPhone, a new report claims that the company plans to ship as many as 26 million units of its iPhone 5. Digitimes reports via unnamed sources that Apple has decided to increase its shipments of all of its iPhones by between 12 percent and 13 percent for the second half of 2011. That includes shipments of iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 and the upcoming iPhone 5.

Apple is expected to ship a total of 56 million iPhone units in the second half of 2011. Of that number, between 25.5 million to 26 million units are expected to be for the iPhone 5. Apple has delayed the launch of the iPhone 5 from its usual June/July release date. Rumors now have the iPhone 5 coming out sometime in September or October. Digitimes claims that shipments of the iPhone 5 have actually been lowered for the current third quarter from 7 million units to between 5.5 million to 6 million units. However, shipments of the iPhone 5 have now increased in the fourth quarter of 2011, from 14 million units to more than 20 million units.

Orders for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 will number 20 million units in the third quarter, but with the planned release of the iPhone 5, the older versions of the iPhone will be reduced to just eight million units in the fourth quarter of 2011. Overall, Apple will ship a total of 95 million iPhones worldwide in 2011.

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Yea, more workers committing suicide and getting paid jack for their work. And yes, other manufacturers pay their workers jack as well...but the demand is not as high there for not NEARLY as big a problem.

So there supposed to sell 26 million iPhone 5's in 3-4months? Apple are good at selling but I don't think the sun shines that brightly out there arse!!

psionicinversion said,
So there supposed to sell 26 million iPhone 5's in 3-4months? Apple are good at selling but I don't think the sun shines that brightly out there arse!!

Well it is "ship up to" which is really a title I would like to call "ethical sensationalism". Really it could be any large number you can think of, and so far as that number isn't exceeded then it will be true. Even if they ship 0 iPhone 5's, it is still true.

here's how it seems to go anymore.....


Rumor: Apple working on next iPhone
Rumor: Apple next iPhone is 5, after 4
Rumor: Apple next iPhone is actually 4S
Rumor: Apple making smaller iPhone, is it 4S?
Rumor: Apple not working on 4S
Rumor: Apple Working on iPhone5
Rumor: Piece of plastic might be part of iPhone 5
Rumor: Apple releaseing iPhone 5 in June
Rumor: Apple to sell 10 million iPhone 5's
Rumor: Apple releaseing iPhone 5 in July
Rumor: Apple releaseing iPhone 5 in August
Rumor: Apple to sell 20 million iPhone 5's
Rumor: Apple releaseing iPhone 5 in September
Rumor: Apple to sell 25 million iPhone 5's
Rumor: Apple releaseing iPhone 5 in October
Rumor: Apple to sell 100 million iPhone 5's


I wish we could just get some facts for freaking once...

at some point there will be enough rumors out there that someone can say "see I was right!!!!!!" just by coincidence

/agree. Any article that starts with "Rumor:" or ends with a question-mark should really not be on the front page. Maybe a forum rumor section is warranted.

Rumour: iPhone 5 will be made of cheese.

Come the **** on... I can see it selling well, I think most can. What is the necessitation of these posts?