Apple has substantially increased the total order volume of its iPhone orders for the second half of 2011, according to a new report. Citing “Taiwan-based supply chain makers,” DigiTimes reports that the total volume of orders for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 4 (CDMA), and iPhone 5 has been increased from an original estimate of 50 million units to more than 56 million units. The report states that iPhone 5 orders for the third quarter of 2011 have been lowered from seven million units to 5.5-6 million units, while fourth quarter orders have been raised from 14 million units to more than 20 million units, while fourth quarter orders for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 have been reduced to eight million units. Total iPhone orders for calendar 2011 are expected to reach 95 million units.

Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.