iPhone Sales Rising in China and Foxconn Receives Orders to Manufacture Next Gen iPhone

Submitted by lalit on December 10, 2009 - 10:53pm.

China Unicom, Apple’s carrier partner in China announced today that they have now sold more than 100,000 iPhones since launch on October 30th. These results indicate that since the opening week the iPhone sales have increased, as China Unicom only sold 5000 phones on the launch week. It means that iPhone sales have gone from 5000 to about 24,000 per week in past few weeks, which is very less when compared to sales in US, where more than 100,000 iPhones are sold every week. However, China Unicom has 144 million subscribers and they have just started deploying 3G network, so iPhone sales should further rise with increase in 3G coverage.

In other iPhone news, Eldar Murtazin, editor in chief of Mobile Review Twitted today that Foxconn received order for next generation iPhone. It was reported in November that Apple has started testing next gen model “iPhone 3,1”. And now the orders for manufacturing that Foxconn received clearly indicates that Apple is already planning and working to releases the next gen iPhone sometime in Q2 2010.