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A new industry report claims that Apple intends to increase production of the iPhone 13 series in the first half of 2022 and exceed 300 million iPhones sold by the end of that year.
Previous conflicting reports have said that Apple is warning suppliers that demand for the iPhone 13 has declined, but also that sales are still healthy. Now, a new report says Apple expects to have to increase production by early 2022 and sell more than 300 million throughout 2022.
unusual, Digitimes Taiwan says (in translation) that this estimate is a rumor. But it also cites unnamed sources who are said to be familiar with Apple’s plans.
Apple no longer publishes sales figures for iPhones. However, an expected estimate for its total sales in 2021 was that 215 million iPhones would be purchased.
If the target of 300 million is correct, it may indicate that Apple has high expectations for “iPhone 14”, which is expected in September 2022.
Note that overall, Digitimes has a bad record for predicting Apple plans. However, it has a much stronger track record in terms of its information sources.