Industry sources have claimed that Apple has increased its iPhone 4 global shipment goals for the first quarter of next year to 21 million units.
According to Digitimes, Taiwan based component makers have received confirmation that the company has upped its earlier goals of shipping 19 million units worldwide by an additional two million, an increase of roughly 10 per cent.
This new development may be the proof that Apple is indeed preparing to launch the CDMA iPhone 4 on Verizon's network in the first quarter.
The sources also added that first quarter shipment of WCDMA iPhone 4 had been increased from 13 million units to 14-15 million units.
Also, the shipment volume for CDMA version of iPhone 4, which will be launched in North America and Asia-Pacific, has been set at 5 million to 6 million units.
The sources cited by Digitimes also revealed that the company has commissioned Foxconn to make the WCDMA iPhones while Foxconn along with Pegatron Technology will be making the CDMA version of the iPhone 4.