Apple to ship 21 million iPhones in Q1 2011?

Reports from insider sources at Apple claim the company has raised their shipment goals from 19 million units in Q1 2011 to a new target of 21 million.

5-6 million of the shipped units are expected to be CDMA models, in anticipation of a Verizon iPhone debut.

They stated:

The first-quarter shipment goal for WCDMA iPhones has been adjusted from 13 million units to 14-15 million units, the sources said. The shipment goal for CDMA iPhones, which will be launched in North America and Asia Pacific in the first quarter, is set at 5-6 million units, the sources added.

Note that WCDMA refers to the current iPhone models available through AT&T and other major world carriers.

If Apple has truly raised their iPhone shipment goals, it brings more credibility to the longstanding rumor of a Verizon iPhone. Apple has waited quite a long time to tap into Verizon’s millions of users. If the Verizon iPhone is a reality, it’ll be interesting to see how many of its subscribers will ditch Droids and BlackBerrys.

Are you planning to buy an iPhone if available on Verizon? Let us know in the comments!

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