Apple reportedly increases iPhone shipments by 30% for the first half of next year with the larger target of exceeding 300 million iPhone shipments by 2022, according to a new report from DigiTimes Taiwan.

The report, citing people familiar with the matter, said Apple hopes to challenge its goal of shipping 300 million iPhones by 2022. Shipments in the first half of the year for the iPhone 13 series will increase by 30%, but full year performance will also be affected by the launch of the iPhone 14 this fall.

Bloomberg reported earlier this month that Apple was informing its suppliers to lower ‌iPhone‌ production in the midst of lower demand. The availability of ‌iPhone 13‌ and iPhone 13 Pro had initially been unreliable due to high demand combined with the ongoing chip shortage. Today’s report suggests that Apple expects demand to increase in early 2022, and also expects a larger year overall driven by the iPhone 14‌ in the fall.

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