Analyst expects Apple to sell 71.5 million iPhones this quarter

Analyst expects Apple to sell 71.5 million iPhones this quarter
According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will see its sales of iPhone models soar 82% in this year's fourth quarter, compared to the previous three-month period. Kuo sees sales dropping back to earth during the first quarter of 2015. He forecasts a 31% sequential drop of iPhone sales for the opening three months of 2015, bringing the total to 49.4 million for the period.

Kuo sees the Apple iPhone 6 outselling the larger Apple iPhone 6 Plus by better than a 2 to 1 margin in this quarter, and next. For the current period, he predicts that Apple will sell a whopping 41.6 million units of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, compared to the 15.1 million 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus phablets he expects to see rung up during the current three month period. That ratio of 2.75 iPhone 6 phones sold for each iPhone 6 Plus purchased, will drop to 2.11 to 1 for the next quarter. That could be due to increasing supplies of the larger model.

The analyst predicts that most iPhone models will show a decline in sales during the opening quarter of 2015. Two exceptions are the Apple iPhone 5c and the Apple iPhone 4s. The former is estimated to show a 77.3% increase in Q1 sales due to lower pricing. Kuo also expects the iPhone 4s to increase sales 58.2% sequentially, thanks to strong sales in emerging markets.

via: AppleInsider



1. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Apple will sell good this quarter owing to its first launch of a big screened phone. But next quarter onwards and even with new launches its sales would be low thats for sure. People buying 5C are the biggest craps on earth. The S4, S5 mini look so premium in comparison of the super cheap plastic used on 5C. My teammate who knows nothing about smartphone features bought it and I could just visualize her head replaced by a sheep.......'s butt.

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This is a 6 and 6 plus launch and not the 5C. Too bad Samsung has to sell 150 million S and Notes just to profit as much as Apple. If 71 million are sold this quarter, expect a 14-15 billion profit quarter. Samsung is lucky to reach 4 billion this quarter. Thanks to an over saturated Android market.

11. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

How is that a braging point for anyone? How does apple making more profit out of you, than all the other manufacturers, benefit you?

14. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Very well said. They are happy Apple looting them, we are happy Sammy has got more sale than Apple even though lower profits. That literally shows customer commitment rather than blatant looting.

16. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Find a job where you get paid just enough for the cheapest meals and accommodations. Anything more would be a rip off. People pay as much what the product is worth to them, and it seems iPhones are worth far more than Androids. Keep the BOM as low as possible while making the product as attractive as possible. That's called "engineering".

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Most people still buy on contract where an iphone is 200 and a note 4 is 300.

20. tralalalalalala40

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

It translates into the best customer support. If your phone has an error, walk in and out of a store with a brand new phone in 15 minutes.

25. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This is where you are blinded. You want for businesses to thrive. I don't see that for Samsung. Apple isn't making profit from me as we pay the carriers and retailers for our phones. Apple generates profits from its vendors, carriers, distributors, retailers.

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Apple creates one hell of a demand.

13. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

As long as you place a product in a nice packaging, hire spin doctors to create imaginary demand, and use the legacy of a dead guy over and over again, Apple can even sell a wishbone with yellow ribbon for 100 bucks.

21. tralalalalalala40

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

And also hire the best silicon designers to design custom A-series processors that year after year absolutely destroy intel/q-comm...

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I used to own S4 Mini and I have to say that 5C feels much better and solid in the hand (=premium), that said the shiny plastic sucks on both. And it's a not bad phone at all, my friend has one too(used to own a Lumia) and he really likes it. Seriously, owning Apple product, even being fan =/=sheep.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Because she bought a 5C automatically means she's a sheep? Glad to know how your logic works.

17. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

And that "crappy" 5c sold more than the "marvelous" GN3. That's the power of masterful engineering.

19. tralalalalalala40

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

Android users have been predicting the demise since day one. Fact is when people can afford a majority choose iOS for its superior ecosystem, security, interchangeability, custom case support (i.e. iOS has more hardware customization), etc. etc. iOS has brought developers the tools to create feature parity with android, and with the most advanced api tools available, android can just not compete on the high end. Apple is laughing all the way to the bank, and so are the iOS developers who bring home a lions share of profits which explains why the iPhone/iPad app store is the best.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I'm expecting Apple to put up a 90-100 million quarter. Just wait until they drop the two year pricing for BF on the 6. Also Apple has launched the 6 in more countries this year than last launch. China is going to give Apple a huge boost in sales this quarter. 71 million seems low.

4. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Apple isn't really competing against the other smartphone makers anymore. They own the premium segment completely.

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Please stop comparing Apple to any other smartphones manufacturer. It is clear that Apple is in a world and all the other manufacturers in another world. Let the Android Phones and the Windows Phones compete between them. Nobody can compete with iPhone. It is a fact.

10. Nathillien unregistered

And here I am thinking to go with Note 4 or Nexus 6 over iPhone 6 +. Yeah, nobody competes with iPhones :S

12. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

What he meant of course about sales. Oh please... Any device is perfect for anyone that likes it. No phone is perfect for everyone.

22. tralalalalalala40

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

The Note 4 is a downgrade from the Note 3 in many aspects. That's what you pay for with samsung. lol

27. Nathillien unregistered

I guess, if you knew one you would already mention it, let alone many. Go back to your hole.

9. frederick333123

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

yes true....

15. kurama.

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

Damn people are really dump nowadays. Let's see these analyst are just a laugh they never said anything that really happens. The 4s was an amazing phone but after that iphone is only worth spitting but looks like the 4s magic would take few years to vanish.

18. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

What a dumb comment. If you want to write down your personal feelings, I recommend you wordpress.

23. tralalalalalala40

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

Aw the old tripe that the 4s was the best phone ever. Love the backhanded complements by android folks that highlight their ignorance of the effort Apple puts into their silicon that blow the competition out of the water.

28. kurama.

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

I have a blackberry and wp you idiot not everyone that talks back at apple is an android fan.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31303; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Serious question guys, why all these continued attacks against apple? What's it all for, and what do y'all hope to accomplish? Same question for the apple guys, that attack Android/Samsung.

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