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The iPhone juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down, with Apple boosting production of its money-minting smartphone from a previously planned 19 million to a cool 20 to 21 million in the first calendar quarter of 2011. That's the word from "Taiwan-based component suppliers", as reported by the market-watchers at DigiTimes on …

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Selling point

If apple made a dual-sim one I'd buy it tomorrow.

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That would make 21 million and one, then?

..except it would piss off the carriers, and it's their government issued revenue streams that Apple is milking.

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A Guy I Know Got an iPod Touch for Xmas

At first he thought it was an iPhone 4. Should've seen his face fall until he realised it was actually a touch.

You'da thunk it would be the other way round, but apparently he wants a phone that works like a phone!

Can't say I blame him, but then I wouldn't have wanted the iPod either!

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What I don't understand is

where around one's body they expect one to stow a big clumsy piece of electronic equipment. A slim, narrow candy-bar phone is much more useful to 99% of people in the real world, so what reason other than poser-value can there be for buying an iPhone or for that matter any of the smartphones?

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WTF?

a guess...

its a long shot, but maybe in a 'pocket' ??

unless you are used to doing other things with a "A slim, narrow candy-bar" device.

but what would any of us in that other 1% of the world know?

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Not bad sales...

for a 75% handset.

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Silly antenna "issue"

It appears the silly antenna "issue" has not made a dent in sales and RIM fails with its touch-phones ...

So where is the next iPhone-killer casualty?

Android, go on and take on Nokia!

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Those numbers smell fishy...

So they're going to sell 15m phones worldwide, and another 5m CDMA just in the US.

Something doesn't smell right here.

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Yeah.......

I mean the UK Population is what 60 Mil give or take? So that's the equivalent of a third of the UK buying iPhones in the next quarter (assuming all those produced get bought).

I know a fair few people who wouldn't touch with a bargepole, and it can't be a UK specific thing!

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oldest trick in the book

OEM places a parts order 10% below the expected requirement so it can up the order before the cut-off date and issue a press release saying expected demand has risen by 10%. Oldest trick in the PR book. Nothing to see here, move along.

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Ah that Steve Jobs :-)

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CEO Steve Jobs noted that iPhone sales had been particularly brisk in that quarter: "iPhone sales of 14.1 million were up 91 percent year-over-year," he boasted – and then he couldn't resist adding a dig at the competition: "handily beating the 12.1 million phones RIM sold in their most recent quarter." [...]

Well, Gartner's figures are similar (if a little lower) and points out that Android-based phones sold around 20m phones in that same period.

http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1466313

(second table)

And that Symbian sold nearly 30m in that same period (so more than iPhone and RIM combined).

So the iPhone is looking good in third place :-) particularly given how few new phones Nokia released during 2010.

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wrong !!! join the others

android is NOT a manufacturer. its a _FREE_ OS

so please break those 20m sales down by manufacturer and see what position each of them are in.

i dont remember anyone ever comparing Linux installs to Compaq unit shipments in the past, so why is everyone now doing the equivalent with phones?

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How many will be white?

I wonder if Apple expect a sales bump from people rushing out to buy the white version? I know of one person who bought a black iPhone 4 and will probably sell it to buy the white one when it's released.

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