Apple has increased the number of iPhones ordered to 15 million from 10 million, for the year 2011. The reason — China and India. Apple sees a huge demand from these two countries and would be diverting some phones to India and China.
CDMA phones have a peculiar challenge of picking up a carrier. We have noted on this blog that, Tata and Reliance will bring CDMA iPhone to India. Looks like we are close to actually getting them. Tata will be bringing some iPhones this way. No word on Reliance. Given the beating, Anil Ambani group companies are taking, iPhone would be last on their worry list.
Apple for long has neglected India. May be it has changed its mind or may be it was trying to keep its home country customers happy. Either way, we will see some CDMA iPhones in the country.