Apple iPhone sales estimated to top 50 million units during the second quarter

Apple iPhone sales estimated to top 50 million units during the second quarter
Some analysts expect the commercial success of the iPhone 6 series will continue during Q2 2015, as they expect Apple to sell more than 50 million iPhone units during the quarter. After 70 million iPhone units during the fourth quarter of 2014, analysts expected iPhone sales to slow down as the holiday season passes. Although these forecasts turned out to be partially correct, iPhone sales don't appear to be dimminuating by as much as previously anticipated. 

According to financial services company UBS Evidence Lab, Apple will sell about 51.1 million iPhone units during the second quarter of the year. Wall Street analysts estimate "only" about 45 million units during the time period, but UBS Evidence Labs has a pretty good track record when it comes to estimating iPhone sales.

UBS says that the main driver for these better-than-anticipated iPhone sales is Apple's success in China, a market where Apple has recently gained the first position in the smartphone manufacturer race by overcoming local manufacturer Xiaomi during the first quarter. Previous reports proved that Apple's iPhone is also seeing growth in the five largest European countries.

Furthermore, the launch of the Apple Watch is also believed to contribute to the better-than-expected iPhone sales during Q2 2015. Apple's smartwatch is compatible only with newer iPhones, and this is believed to have represented a major incentive for new iPhone purchases.


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73 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31001; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

126 million units, in 8 months ain't bad at all.

6. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

People looks for the best quality product, bro. And that's why we have here, iPhone the only ultimate smartphone that can put Android phones to shame.

12. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

OK don't get carried away yes apple is doing really good... Their loyal fan and fan who only bought android because apple didn't have big screens... Now apple have big screen finally those ppl can go get the phone they always wanted and naturally the loyal fan will upgrade.... So I think the term put to shame is too strong... What u think would happen if they stick with 4" screen... They followed android, Samsung to be specific.... And now they see that they were wrong all these years

26. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I wasn't aware that Samsung was first to go larger than the iPhone's 3.5" screen. That sucks for HTC and Dell.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31001; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's a jackass of a post, and I'm not taking the bait. Phones are phones, buy one and STFU!

28. ohplease

Posts: 40; Member since: May 12, 2015

He's one of the reasons why we Apple users have so many haters. Better report him.

18. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Why you threatened by android so much? Also zzzzz

34. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

You know someone's an idiot when even their fellow Apple users doesn't side with him lol.

20. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Every post has to involve how much Android with you troll.

21. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

You hate****

60. Simona unregistered

Huawei P8 is better and near future Mate 8 will massively outperform iphone

61. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

That's roughly a YoY increase of 40% And we know that most of the 40% are potential buyers of Android flagships. RIP Android.

65. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

People will be like "F*** Yeah!!!" if Android is completely gone. yahoo!

33. frederick333123

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

how 126 ?? i thought they would sell nearly 200 million units in 9 months period.. oct - dec 74.5 million units jan - march 61 million units apr - june 51 milliion units (expected)

39. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

Those numbers are for all their iPhones in the market though not just the iPhone 6 and 6+. Apple never releases info on individual iPhone sales, always the sales of their combined variants. In the estimates report from an analyst for the Jan-March they had the 5s,5c and 4s selling about 10 million, so the 6/6+ sales were around 51 million for that period, assuming the analyst estimates are correct (since analysts had predicted 58 million and it turned out to be 61 instead), because as I said Apple never releases the individual sales of their handsets.

58. Leo999

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 15, 2015

74 million in Q1 (Fiscal Q1, Calendar Q4 '14) 61 million in Q2 (Calendar Q1 '15) Estimated 50+ million in Q3 (Calendar Q2 '15) 185+M in 9 months.

59. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

It's not really bad. Bad only for those people who hates Apple iPhone, haha! My Note 4 still KitKat, WTF android.

72. Freedom

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

According to the guardian, Apple sold 61.2 million smartphone in the first quarter of 2015. On the other hand Samsung sold 83.2 million in the first quarter. So, 83.2 vs. 61.2. After all, Samsung is doing quite good, if not better :) .

73. Leo999

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 15, 2015

Samsung head of investor relations said that the Average Selling Price of the firm's handsets during the January-March quarter was about $200. Apple's ASP was 630+$.

2. AMERICANPATRIOT

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

love apple from the bottom of the heart proud of USA

5. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

ME TOO, MY PAL. I adore Apple so much. Post from my MacBook Pro 2015 version.

8. Sauce5 unregistered

Nice matching profile pics.

24. gaming64 unregistered

Commenting at your own posts? Attention wh0r€

30. ohplease

Posts: 40; Member since: May 12, 2015

"Autism spectrum disorder"

42. iushnt

Posts: 3096; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

But why..?? I can't understand this!!

3. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

That's like... almost twice the population of Canada. Damn. I really wonder how so many people can afford a top-of-the-line smartphone. Maybe the world isn't so poor after all... or doesn't care about being in debt, lol. Also, inb4 iSheep comments.

14. jonathanalexander9

Posts: 61; Member since: May 04, 2015

there are 7 billion people in this world,so selling 126 million is only 2% of population

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31001; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So what! How many did you sell?

22. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

He obviously sold none as he isn't a phone shop lol.

27. jonathanalexander9

Posts: 61; Member since: May 04, 2015

why you being so rude?he's saying that people in this world isn't poor because iPhone sales 126 million of their phone,so i'm just saying that 126 million is nothing compare to population in this world i'm comment nicely,and you being rude to me?typical people in this kind of era haha

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