Apple set to double iPhone production quantities

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Thanks to strong US sales, apparent increase in sales after the price cut, plus the imminent launch of the iPhone in UK and Germany, Apple is set to double its iPhone production in its fourth quarter.

Original sales predictions called for a 1.54 million production level, but that has now been upped to 2.7 million, according to reports.

Despite continued criticism of the iPhone’s high price, lack of 3G, poor tariffs compared to other handsets, plus the possible threat of the iPod Touch stealing sales away from the iPhone for those who don’t want the phone or the monthly cost, it seems that demand is far from waning. O2’s online shop crashed on the morning of Apple’s London announcement, reportedly receiving 1,500 visitors every second.

(Via PC Pro)

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