Analyst expects Apple to report 17.53 million iPhones and 8.5 million iPads were sold in the last quarter
White says he expects Apple to announce record sales of 8.5 million units of the iPad 2 along with the sale of 17.53 million iPhone 4 handsets. That is up from the analyst's earlier estimate of 8.22 million tablets and 15.85 million phones that he originally was looking for Apple to announce. He raised both predictions after a recent trip to Asia. To say that White is bullish on Apple would be an understatement. In his latest report to clients, he wrote, "With a dark cloud hanging over the market in recent days with renewed government debt concerns in the developed world and questions surrounding the health of the U.S. recovery, we believe Apple is a beacon of hope in an increasingly concerning world".
If the analyst is correct, Apple would fall short of eclipsing the record for most Apple iPhone units sold in a quarter, which is the 18.65 million sold last quarter, and included iPhone contributions from Verizon for the first time. The current record for shipments of the Apple iPad in a quarter is 7.3 million units. But based on information supplied by Apple, when they noted that 25 million of its tablets had been sold in 14 months, the math revealed that the Cupertino based tech giant would need to report a quarterly figure for iPad 2 sales that begins with an 8 (million).
So it looks like another blockbuster earnings report for Apple is on the way. While 17.53 million Apple iPhones sold would not be a record, it would still represent more than a 100% jump from last year's figure of 8.4 million handsets sold. And while growth like that is usually rewarded in the stock market, who knows how much of Apple's recent high stock price already takes these figures into consideration?
1. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Android activations will number about 45-50 million for the same quarter. Analysts are the biggest Apple FanTards
5. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
and how many phones across how many carriers is that?
6. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Bottom line is more Android devices = BIGGER AUDIENCE = BIGGER MARKET.
What's the iPhone market share down to these day? 15%? ROFL! No wonder Apple is suing everyone. It's like the sore loser kid on the playground.
7. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
if you count only smartphones than android is 38% to iPhone 26%. If you count all of iOS which is fair since it's more devices than iOS is way ahead of android which is great because developers have a much bigger audience. Plus Apple users are actually willing to shell out .99 cents for an app. Typical android user wants to install free trojan horses and malware apps just so they don't have to pay anything. They'll sideload crap and then complain that their phone is buggy and force close every 5 minutes.
3. Shafeer (Posts: 79; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
First comment is biased, Apple are selling well because they are doing something right - something no one can seem to put their finger on. I use an iPad and the software does get boring after a while, yet you don't stop using it. Just for people who are going to call me an Apple Fanboy, I own a Windows Phone.
4. bucky (Posts: 1989; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Nexus, thats great dude! It only took 4-6 companies and 3 years to catch up to apple!
8. android_hitman (unregistered)
because of you! you buy unfinished products just because it has a nice apple logo
9. bucky (Posts: 1989; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
I have an sgs2. If anyone releases unfinished products it would be android. Iphones don't do much but what they do do, they do well.