Apple has aggressive sales targets for its next-generation 3G iPhone, anticipating 20-25 million units of the new device to be sold within the product’s lifecycle.
This news leaked from the Far East this morning, where long-time Apple partner, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has once again been named as being contracted to manufacture the new device, according to the Chinese-language Commercial Times. Foxconn also manufactures the current iteration of the iPhone.
Component suppliers are on scramble now to ship their parts by the end of May, with shipments of the device expected to exceed three million units in June. This would assume to reach well into 2009 (assuming 1 year product cycles that Apple seems to have on iPods and iPhones).
The news once again reinforces expectation the new breed of the device will ship in June.