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Apple headed for record fourth quarter thanks to iPhone 5

BGR, Following Apple’s (AAPL) announcement of the iPhone 5, market research firm IHS iSuppli is predicting the company will post record fourth-quarter smartphone shipments. The iPhone 5 is expected to drive Apple’s smartphone shipments in 2012 to 149 million units, a 60% increase from 93 million in 2011. The research firm notes that users will be more inclined to upgrade because of the larger display and 4G LTE connectivity.

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