Taiwan-based Pegatron is an Apple partner with regards to the CDMA iPhone, besides being a notebook manufacturer and market leader in developing diversified product lines.
Recently, the company had to raise its production estimates from internally forecasted 10 million units to anywhere between 12 and 15 million CDMA iPhone 4 units for 2011. Because of the very high demand for Apple’s product, Pegatron had to raise the bar and plan further efforts to deliver while its 2010 revenues dropped 8.1% due to the company reorganization and spin-off from Asustek.
Electronista reports that Foxconn, Apple’s primary contractor, is rumored to be in with the same amount of units which could lead to as many as 30 million CDMA iPhone 4 units shipped. Adding the number to approximately the same amount of GSM units, Apple’s iPhone 4 might ship a record of 60 million units in 2011.
While Verizon is not an exclusive Apple partner for the CDMA phone, other world-wide CDMA carriers might jump in to grab the device. Even if the rumored 60 million will not be achieved, the number is far from Samsung’s 10 million Galaxy S units sold.