The DigiTimes has Apple forecast to sell over 86 million iPhones by year end, breezing by Nokia, which had over doubled Apple’s market share last year.
Apple’s smartphone shipments are projected to top 86.4 million units in 2011, up 82% from 47.5 million units in 2010. In contrast, Nokia’s smartphone shipments in 2011 will decline to 74.4 million units from over 100 million in 2010, said Luke Lin, analyst for Digitimes Research.
While Android manufacturer’s HTC, Samsung, and ZTE have shown percentage gains with smaller shipments allocations, Apple’s continues its full-on iPhone push in hopes of snagging the mobile market share. While the infograph doesn’t touch on the iPhone 5 release, it’s pretty evident that the next-gen smartphone will be in heavy production going into the holiday season.