Analyst: 3 million Verizon-compatible CDMA iPhones to be built in December for early 2011 launch

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“Analyst Jeffrey Fidacaro with Susquehanna Financial Group said in a note to investors on Wednesday that checks with overseas suppliers indicated Apple is prepared to build 3 million CDMA iPhones in December, keeping the device on track for an early 2011 launch,” Hughes reports. “That would put total GSM and CDMA iPhone production for the quarter at between 21 million and 22 million.”

Hughes reports, “For the current quarter, suppliers reportedly said that Apple is set to build between 18.2 million and 18.4 million GSM-only iPhones. Fidacaro noted those numbers are ‘well above investor expectations,’ because display panel constraints with LG Display have been resolved.”

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39 Comments

  1. All the AT&T bashing. I switched from Verizon to AT&T in 2007 for the iPhone after being a Verizon/Bell Atlantic Mobile Customer since 1994. I have never had a problem with AT&T service and don’t have any problems now. AT&T service is equal to what my Verizon service was. Having had both I don’t understand the AT&T complaints.

  2. That’s good news, karleemonster. You’ll still be able to use your ATT iPhone.

    I repeat, the ATT iPhone isn’t going anywhere.

    It’s about choice. And soon those of us who don’t like ATT will finally have the option to use an iPhone with another character. Meanwhile all you guys who love ATT so much can stay with that carrier. Isn’t that lovely?

  3. Customer/carrier conflicts, mistakes and overcharges occur, customers should be able to take their iPhone and app investment to use on another carrier.

    Because the way it is now, when the customer swears off the sole carrier, they are also swearing off Apple too.

    This smug attitude by Apple will only last as long as market saturation, when the sales start slowing they will need to reconsider their mistakes if they want to remain relevant in the market.

    RIM on the other hand is the largest smart phone seller because of multi-carrier options.

    Google’s Android, also multi-phone/carrier is in third place in market share, expected to surpass Apple’s second place only one phone, only one carrier option in a few short years.

    It’s the PC/Mac war all over again. Apple lost there too.

  4. Ever since iPhone 4, ATT started to get arrogant and dismissing in customer service…kind of like Adobe in bad attitude and lack of accommodation. They certainly reversed the standard they adopted and took with Apple users till now.

    Well, that’s pretty stupid and will cos them regardless of how bad Verizon might be.

    Apple users will ditch them regardless of how much time is left on a contract if they feel slighted or neglected – we like the best effort and product, ATT does not offer that any more, bad attitudes destroy companies- Ask Dell, Palm, Microsoft and Adobe…

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