Analyst: Apple to sell 189 million iPhone units in 2015

Analyst: Apple to sell 189 million iPhone units in 2015
Keith Bachman is an analyst who hangs his abacus at BMO Capital. After running through some calculations, he now estimates that Apple will sell 189 million units of the Apple iPhone in fiscal year 2015. Short term predictions are harder to compute at the moment, because of the lack of visibility involved in figuring out when China will allow the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus to go on sale. Right now, the two models have not received all of the approvals they need from regulators in the country. Last year, China (for the first time) was one of the countries included in the initial launch of the iPhone.

Bachman's crystal ball was clear enough for him to forecast 58 million in iPhone holiday sales this year, although the actual figure could be higher if Chinese sales get on track soon. He expects the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 to account for 70% to 75% of all iPhone units sold in fiscal 2015. Bachman believes that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will be responsible for 25% to 30% of iPhone sales next year.

The analyst followed the current trend and cut his estimates for Apple iPad sales to 58.3 million from his original forecast of 67.8 million. He sees iPad sales shrinking some more in fiscal 2016, estimating 56.4 million in tablet sales for Apple in 2016. Bachman says that iPhone 6 Plus sales are cannibalizing Apple iPad mini sales, which is not a bad thing. Apple increases its gross profit by $200 for each phablet it sells instead of its 7.9 inch slate.


via: AppleInsider

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44 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

iFans will be delighted to know that, once again, their overlords continues to making more money from them than the competition from theirs.

2. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

If it wasn't MS , apple wouldn't even exist.

3. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

There are people who think that MS wouldn't have emerged or survived without Apple....I think that both the companies only exist because of us, the customers...they aren't helping each other, we are overspending and helping both of them..

4. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

While that's probably true, it's definitely true that if MS hasn't bailed Apple out, they wouldn't exist today.

6. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

You should know that Steve jobs used patents to get Bill Gates to invest into AAPL. So,Apple is here because of MS. It wasn't Steve jobs , it was MS that saved Apple.

12. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I take it this is a TIL for you. Keep digging, you'll find all the answers

17. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

What makes you think so?

22. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

because it totally falls out of the subject matter? derp.

24. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Selling those many iPhones is a success for them. And they succeeded coz MS backed 'em up.

37. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Steve jobs used patents to get Bill Gates to invest into Apple...Bill Gates didn't donate the money to save Apple. As i have said before, there are people who think that MS was able to survive because of Apple, their products were inspired from the macs...MS was not even thinking of GUI before Apple did it...Apple did what XEROX couldn't do with GUI and MS followed Apple. Companies can help each other because we help them...Google wouldn't have existed without MS's and Apple's products

9. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

nobody cares.

11. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

But that's the truth. It doesn't matter if someone/everyone care about it.

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Because of Great bill gates.....he is a amazing guy....I salute him

28. engineer-1701d unregistered

really if not for xerox, since thats where they got the video interface input to see on the screen

29. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

well, bill gates copied apple , which means if it wasn't Apple , Microsoft wouldn't even exist too.

30. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

They copied each other and pushed hard on OS development for years. If either company didn't exist our Operating Systems would not be the way they are today and wouldn't be as advanced.

38. sgodsell

Posts: 7579; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

And now both of them copy and follow Android. But hey this can keep going and going.

10. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

What did I tell you about the iPhone Plus? That late screen Sasquatch of a phone is eating away the Mini's sales

27. engineer-1701d unregistered

hahaha your fired 189 million hahahahaha

5. AlikMalix unregistered

As an apple user this maybe bad news when it comes to bragging rights. Many times in my apple fan days the "analysts" overhype apples future forecasts to impossible heights and if Apple doesn't reach (and most of the time actually gets close) but its doom and gloom for Apple.

7. maherk

Posts: 7013; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am still waiting for the article that shows how Apple lost 23 billion dollars in stock value since the release of the iP6. Not a single media outlet published the news except for this site. I guess "analysts" showing love for Banana are more worthy of dedicating a full article for their assumptions, than a news that rocked wall street.

8. maherk

Posts: 7013; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

"Every single media outlet"

16. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

This happens all the time, that's Wall St for you.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22491; Member since: May 28, 2014

Analyst predict 189 million iPhones will be sold in 2015? And how many will suffer from #bendgate?....

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're wearing the joke out dude. We know already, some units bend. Ok!!!

18. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

all 6+ units bend not just some

20. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Haha, not really. You're just trying to be mean. I guess a lot of people here don't really know that video that was posted could be 'plot'. Check ithttp://finance.yahoo.com/news/bendgate-truthers-claim-found-real-101714998.html

25. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Bullsh!t story, there were other video's that did the same thing and they could all bent it. Even Apple admitted there were bent phones and replaces them after an inspection by a Apple genius. Plot too?

31. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

It is a defect that affects all 6+. Put a case on it or it will probably end up getting bent until Apple loses enough $ to admit its an issue and released a fixed model.

19. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Thinking the same thing.

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