Is Apple pushing suppliers for a CDMA device in time for the New Year?

Analysts and “people in the know” overseas have confirmed that Apple’s pushing the supply chains to get 3 million CDMA iPhones ready for December 2010. So there you have it: Verizon is getting an iPhone. Sources say it’s so, and we all know that financial analysts are never wrong.

All kidding aside, given the comments coming out of AT&T, Apple, and others in the industry, it is only a matter of time before we see the iPhone on America’s other network. No one knows exactly when it’s going to happen, but we doubt that we’ll hear an announcement at any time before January, the traditional time when Apple announces new iPhones and changes to the lineup. Heck, Verizon could even be getting an iPhone 4S at that point. If history tells us anything, and in the case of Apple it usually does, we should be hearing about a CDMA phone in the first week of January.

If you’re also in the business of following what analysts have to say, Jeffrey Fidacaro, who works for Susquehanna Financial Group, also says that between a 3G phone and a CDMA phone, Apple would be producing approximately 21 million and 22 million phones.

Fidacaro also says that Apple’s currently producing between 18.2 million and 18.4 million GSM phones this quarter, and that they’re probably going to be selling approximately 11.6 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of this year.  If Apple manages to sell 11.6 million phones in the fourth quarter of this year, it would be a 39 percent increase over sales last year, which in and of itself isn’t all that surprising, considering the iPhone 4 is a completely revamped model, whereas the 3GS was more of a specification bump.

There you have it, your analyst insight for the day.

Article Via Apple Insider

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