Barclays analyst: Apple has more than doubled iPhone production; expects multiple new models

“Analysts for Barclay’s Capital are reporting Monday that their contacts in the Far East tell them that Apple has doubled its iPhone production for the current quarter, suggesting the company has baked high expectations into the launch of new models that will reportedly arrive in June,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.

“More specifically, analyst Ben Reitzes said his sources indicate Apple is readying a new iPhone that will ship in June with an upgraded camera that could deliver big improvements to the iPhone experiences, including both still and video capabilities ‘with possibly another camera on the front for video chat,'” Marsal reports.

“He elaborated by saying Apple could offer a ‘few iPhone models’ with these features and various memory capacities as ‘high-end’ video iPhone… At the same time, a model similar to the current iPhone 3G without some of the high-end features would be sold at lower prices ($100-$150) with different data plans in order to extend the touch-screen handset to more geographies and to lower income users, according to the report,'” Marsal reports.

“Reitzes… also expects Apple to introduce a new ultra-portable device to cater to the netbook market later in the year,” Marsal reports.

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