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If you believe the whispers coming out of Taiwain and China, Apple is expecting to shift 56 million iPhones of one type or another during the last six months of 2011. Taiwan-based supply chain moles say Apple has upped its production requirement from the 50m units it ordered at the end of Q2, DigiTimes reports. iPhone 5 orders …

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Really?

"So Apple will be keeping iPhone 5 availability tight at first"

Hmm... surely that will generate hype and ramp up demand artificially? That doesn't sound like something Apple would do...

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In other news, ...

... human rights advocates report that incidents of worker mistreatment and gross safety violations at FoxConn have coincidentally increased by 12%...

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So Apple will be keeping iPhone 5 availability tight at first!

Dosn't seem that way. One month of sales in Q3, 3 months in Q4 would be a 6mill vs 18mill. Q4 has always been the best quarter by miles for CE sales so a 33% ramp up for xmas is business as normal. Of course if Apple releases the Iphone5 on the ninth (they will release it on the friday so 2nd or 9th are the likly dates) then it it 3 weeks vs 13 weeks and a 5% ramp up!

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