Analyst ups the Q4 iPhone sales estimates to 30 million, US alone could account for 10 million of them
Walter Piecyk from BTIG Research upped their 21.5 million previous prediction to the nice round number of 30 million iPhones sold. We don't know if Apple will be able to pull this off, but the analyst is counting in the alleged appearance of the iPhone in Sprint's stores for the first time, which always creates a hype.
Thus he expects the fifth iPhone iteration to sell 5 million with its good ol' buddy AT&T, 4 million with Verizon and 1.5 million with the newcomer to the iPhone party Sprint.
Out of the rest, roughly 20 million handsets, a lot are expected to be sold in Greater China and other Asian regions, where Apple made a breakthrough last quarter. Considering the talks about not one, but two iPhone versions for China Telecom, and the iPhone possibly arriving at the largest carrier in the world, Cupertino may surprise analysts again after all is said and done during the holidays.
1. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
FYI, they don't sell cell phones in China. They wouldn't be able to sell a single phone. They have to give them away free with contract. That's how it's been done in the past. Unless, my Chinese mainland friend is wrong.
3. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Did you read about the Chinese kid that sold their kidney for an iPad? What about the mobs in front of Apple stores. Apple does just fine in China.
I know you want them to fail so badly, but this will be another record quarter for them.
4. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
Actually people pay through the nose for Apple products in China... Kinda shows the insanity...
Article I read said an iphone cost $775 in China... The average wage for a year is $4,250...
To put that in perspective... That is almost 25% of the average income. What most people say you should spend on rent/mortgage in the US.
Though to be fair Apple products are kinda like Mercedes here in the states... for mostly the rich with extra to spend.
7. FAW-Q (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)
Wow, I have an iPhone... I'm considered rich! Thank you for making my day!
8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Congratulations you're now better than other people by owning an iPhone.
22. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
showing just how dumb iBots are that believe owning a phone makes u somehow better or more important.
25. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)
at the end of the day its just a phone so please get over yourself.
2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4546; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Listen if I am ever in China I most definitely won't get an Apple. I would stick to all their chicken dishes. They are very good. I don't even care it it's cat or not. All of the chicken dishes China produces are just so very good. From their spicy stuff, to mild, & even sweet I LOVE it all. If I ever went to China I would come back FAT & about 50 pounds heavier. I just LOVE all Chinese food. I would never just get an Apple EVEN if it’s free! lol :-)
5. Laurynas (unregistered)
Maybe you first should come back from the moon? :D
6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4546; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Just trying to add some humor! I like your attitude Laurynas I will thumb you up! lol We all need humor in our lives! :-)
9. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
wow u dont care if is cat or not..... u had me on chinese food .. u lost me on cat or not...... lol... good morning sir
12. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4546; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Hey if you like Chinese food, then believe it or not you most likely have eaten cat. It's the risk you take. I am alive healthy & well, so there is no issue there. lol I am just trying to be realistic. Unless you see your local Chinese restaurant making your food, then you have never eaten cat. I am not saying it's cat 100% of the time, but maybe once or twice you may have eaten cat. lol There is some truth to the urban legend! lol Ohh & good morning to you too. I am about to go eat my lunch & guess what? It's some General Tso's chicken! lol
13. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
ohh that was soo cold.... chicken..hmmm u scare some of my feathers away...hmmm well bon appettit then...
16. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4546; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Back, I think when I bit into "chicken" I heard it meow! nah just kidding, It was delicious! I am stuffed! I love the lunch special, they completely hook you up. It's like a 3 person serving! lol
18. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Theres this best chinese restaurant in stockholm calles "Chopsticks".
They make extremely good chinese food. In fact so good that lately ive been driving my moped down to stockholm just to eat there (it takes about an hour with moped to get to stockholm, about 20 min with car).
If you ever go to Stockholm you should visit that restaurant.
(my favourite dish there is chicken with cashew nuts and fried rice. For dessert, fried banana with ice cream and syrup, yum)
20. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
That was stupid and entirely pointless. How about making a comment that's actually about the article?
23. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
miz, if you had to stick to posts that werent "stupid and pointless", you would never post.. ever.
10. SteveJobs (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Jul 2011)
does someone want to see me naked??? im just going crazy with all this cash $$$$$$$$
14. Laurynas (unregistered)
I was curious how look typical Apple fan and one of the first results in Google was this one:http://peopleofapple.wordpress
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15. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
I actually like the shoes...... can i get them in navy blue?
19. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Fake SteveJobs, watch out. Apple is going to sue you for using their trademark "Steve Jobs"...
21. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
Not much when Android is getting over 500, 000 activations each day.
24. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
They didnt take into account that Tmobile is also rumored to get it. If its true you can throw another cool million on top of that prediction. Guess we will find out soon enough.