At least that's the word from Taiwan-based iPhone suppliers. In a report today from DigiTimes, sources are quoted as saying Apple has upped its global shipment goal for the first quarter of 2011 from 19 million units to more than 20 million.
Even more interesting, but hardly surprising, is that the same sources say Apple has ordered 5-6 million phones in that run to be CDMA models. Verizon anyone?
The iPhone's 4th quarter global shipments are pegged at about 15.5 million phones, with a estimated 47 million phones shipped for all of 2010. Apple is estimated to have sold about 50 million iPhones in the previous 2 years, so if these estimates are close, and Apple sells all the iPhones it has ordered, 2011 is looking pretty good.