Apple expected to pump out 3 million iPhone 4 units per month?

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Apple expected to pump out 3 million iPhone 4 units per month?
With a drastic redesign to the much beloved product, Apple is probably banking that many people will decide to go with their iPhone 4 as opposed to other recent high-end offerings from the competition. At the same time, customers who've been holding on to older models, such as the original iPhone and iPhone 3G, might see the new handset as compelling enough and would probably warrant an upgrade. Now we're being given a closer idea as to how many units Apple intends to produce for their upcoming phone thanks to Asia Optical who is supplying the front-facing VGA camera. Their chairman, Robert Lai, said that they're supplying approximately three million of the handset's front-facing camera every month since it started production in May – which would equate to 9 million iPhone 4 handsets being shipped in its first quarter in the market. That estimated figure would easily top the 7.4 million units sold in the summer quarter last year for the iPhone 3GS. As we've seen already how the HTC EVO 4G jump started the summer with its release, we'll see how the iPhone 4 will fare in a matter of weeks.

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7 Comments

1. nimo

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 11, 2010

LOL @ drastic redesign, are we looking at the same thing ? a new screen and a few software tweeks is hardly a revolution. I think they will be over estimating the amount of customers they are going to get, especially with carriers ditching the unlimited web usage left right and centre.

2. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

You do realize that the demise of Unlimited Data will affect all smart phones and not just the Iphone...Right?

4. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

i see your big point Hall but you know like i do if they have to have it they will pay anything.

5. tuminatr

Posts: 1123; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I think you believe all the other cell phone companies are gonna jump on that bandwagon, you see no one else has a bandwidth problem like att I would bet this will effect Iphone sales however

3. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

no i see the apple fanatics running as always to get apples next thing with out thinking before they buy. got those crazy apple fans here they have the same plan. they all say the same thing its apple its the best lol.

6. Exalpha

Posts: 5; Member since: May 21, 2010

I must confess i am a big fan of the iphone 4, but with att's new limited data plan the HTC evo 4g is looking very good right about now...i can see it now, ppl getting their att bill $500 due...i really can wait to see if this new limited data plan thing drastically affects iphone 4 sales and possibly push forward an iphone on verizon or better yet sprint...

7. robox2

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 16, 2010

Yeah but Your forgetting the existing 17 million Iphone users eligible for an upgrade that will be allowed to keep their unlimited data package. Ex, think AT$T network sucks? Have fun on Sprint. And yes, AT$T network does suck! We all know Verizon rules this department. Nimo (as in the clown fish?) You over simplify. By your logic all phones have undergone a simple new screen design and software tweaks since the days of Nice Guy Eddies bulky cell in Reservoir dogs circa 92. It goes a little deeper. Jealous maybe? As for over estimating, Apple, AT$T, BestBuy, RadioShack... All sold out on pre orders in less than 24 hours.

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