CDMA iPhones to bolster 1Q-2010 shipments

DigiTimes reports Apple has raised the global shipment goal for iPhones for Q1 2011 from 19 million to 20-21 million units.

DigiTimes cites sources within Taiwan-based component suppliers in saying that Apple has raised the global shipment goal for iPhones for first-quarter 2011 from 19 million units to 20-21 million units.

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.

Global iPhone shipments in fourth-quarter 2010 are estimated at 15.5 million units, resulting in a total of 47 million units for the entire 2010, the sources indicated.

iPhone shipments are expected to rise next year. Anyone surprised?