The Digitimes is reporting to today that Apple has increased its orders for iPhones for the second half of this year to 56 million units, an increase of just under 13%.
Quoting Taiwan based supply chain members, the publication is now predicting the total number of iPhones shipped in 2011 will reach 95 million units.
If Apple manages to sell that many iPhones during the year, it will means the company will have sold almost double the 47.5 million iPhones sold in calendar 2010. In Apple’s most recent financial reporting period (April to June), the company reported sales of 20.3 million iphones, an increase of 140% over the same quarter in 2010.
iPhone 5 orders are expected to account for just over 25% of the total with 5.5 to 6 million units being shipped in the third quarter and a whopping 20 million units in the final quarter of 2011. By comparison, Apple sold 14.1 million iPhones in the final quarter of 2010.
The following chart shows actual iPhone sales since it was first released in 2007.
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