Apple has bumped up its iPhone production plans, which include a Verizon iPhone that will be available for the holidays, according to a report at “TheStreet” (http://www.thestreet.com/story/10769660/1/apple-verizon-iphone-set-for-holidays.html?kval=dontmiss).
Rodman Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar, who has been monitoring the production plans in Asia, says Apple has asked its supply and manufacturing partners to prepare for a production rate of four million iPhones a month by September, a 25% increase. The company has also told its manufacturing partner Asustek to plan on starting full-scale production of a CDMA version of the iPhone to be available at Verizon as early as November, the analyst adds.
Most pundits think that a Verizon iPhone is inevitable and just a matter of time. However, the general consensus seems to be that it will be 2011 before such a device arrives. If Kumar is right, however, that timetable has been moved up.