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[Geek] Apple to build 56 million more iPhones this year, half will be iPhone 5s

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Back in July we heard news that Apple had placed an order with Pegatron Technology, which, although sounds like some sort of Transformers character, is actually a manufacturing company that’s better known for its laptop production. The company previously produced and shipped nearly 4 million phones, but was said to be producing 15 million more. That number is small potatoes compared to today’s news from DigiTimes.

Apparently, Apple will be building an army of 56 million iPhones in the second half of 2011. No, not all of these will be the coveted iPhone 5 that we keep hearing rumors about. DigiTimes says about half will be the new model, and the other half will be the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, which includes the CDMA model that works with Verizon’s network.
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56 million?
   
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And Apple stores worldwide will still be sold out in an instant. That's how it usually goes.
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Overkill?
If they build them, they will be sold. Never underestimate Apple fanatics.
    
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Those poor guys at Foxconn
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Demand is huge for the next iPhone. I'm long overdue for an upgrade, so I'm glad supply will finally be able to meet the demand, and I won't have to wait in some ridiculous line to buy one.
 
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Those poor guys at Foxconn
Tell me about it. I can only imagine "we're short 1 iphone. I only count 55,999,999 iphones. Some chinese man has to die now".
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Demand is huge for the next iPhone. I'm long overdue for an upgrade, so I'm glad supply will finally be able to meet the demand, and I won't have to wait in some ridiculous line to buy one.
You still will. It's Apple.

If there's not ridiculous lines to buy the iPhone 5, I will eat my shoe. They use you (the consumer) as a marketing tool. "WOW look at the lines to get an iPhone! It must be amazing and hard to get! WANT!!!"

It's like how bouncers keep a line outside of a club even when it's not even near capacity.
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Apple is going to dominate the mobile market, stocks & profits will soar...

I think it's high time to start investing in this company, even if their stocks are selling at $380 each now...

They could soon shoot up to $500 each, and who knows, maybe they will split too!
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You still will. It's Apple.

If there's not ridiculous lines to buy the iPhone 5, I will eat my shoe. They use you (the consumer) as a marketing tool. "WOW look at the lines to get an iPhone! It must be amazing and hard to get! WANT!!!"

It's like how bouncers keep a line outside of a club even when it's not even near capacity.
Well there's going to be lines yes, but hopefully there will be a product in everyone's hands at the end of the day. I won't be one waiting in line, but I'd like to show up the next day and still get one.
 
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