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Analyst ups the Q4 iPhone sales estimates to 30 million, US alone could account for 10 million of them

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Analyst ups the Q4 iPhone sales estimates to 30 million, US alone could account for 10 million of them
Based on Apple's stellar last quarter, when it sold 20.34 million iPhones, a lot of analysts are updating their forecasts for Q4, based on the eventual September release of the next iPhone.

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.

via BGR

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posted on 04 Aug 2011, 08:30

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.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 09:13 1

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.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 09:39 1

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.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 10:06

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!

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 10:54

8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Congratulations you're now better than other people by owning an iPhone.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 23:44 1

22. remixfa (Posts: 14187; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


showing just how dumb iBots are that believe owning a phone makes u somehow better or more important.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 09:32 1

25. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


at the end of the day its just a phone so please get over yourself.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 09:13 3

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4437; 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 :-)

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 09:41 2

5. Laurynas (unregistered)


Maybe you first should come back from the moon? :D

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 09:50 1

6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4437; 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! :-)

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 11:32

9. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; 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

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 11:56

12. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4437; 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

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 12:48

13. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ohh that was soo cold.... chicken..hmmm u scare some of my feathers away...hmmm well bon appettit then...

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 13:38

16. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4437; 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

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 16:48

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)

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 17:33

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?

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 23:44 3

23. remixfa (Posts: 14187; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


miz, if you had to stick to posts that werent "stupid and pointless", you would never post.. ever.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 11:44

10. SteveJobs (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Jul 2011)


does someone want to see me naked??? im just going crazy with all this cash $$$$$$$$

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 11:48 1

11. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4437; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Wow Steve Jobs! lol

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 13:02

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.com

WARNING!!!
SOME CONTENT MAY BE UNACCEPTABLE.
FOR EXAMPLE:http://peopleofapple.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/true_mac_fan.jpg (Is he a WWE wrestler?)

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 13:25

15. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I actually like the shoes...... can i get them in navy blue?

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 16:49

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"...

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 14:41

17. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


hey steve whats popping lol

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 21:06

21. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Not much when Android is getting over 500, 000 activations each day.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 23:46

24. remixfa (Posts: 14187; 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.

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