Apple wishes to increase iPhone production for first half of 2021

Apple Inc intents to produce 96 million iPhones in the first half of 2021, a nearly 30% year-on-year increase as per a report.

It has requested suppliers to produce around 95 million to 96 million iPhones, including the latest iPhone 12 range as well as older iPhone 11 and SE, though shortage of key parts could be a problem, the report noted.

This would be a 20% rise from 2019 though the target will be regularly reviewed and revised in accordance to any changes in consumer demand, as per the report.

The probable full-year forecast that the iPhone maker shared with its suppliers suggests it plans to make up to 230 million iPhones in 2021, including both old and new models, the report said.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment.

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