Apple might have had its best ever November sales, says analyst

Apple might have had its best ever November sales, says analyst
Apple's supply chain orders are showing signs of such an increase that Brian White from Ticonderoga Securities predicted how Apple might have had its best November sales ever.

He follows an index called "Apple Barometer", which is a self-made list of Taiwanese manufacturers that supply components for Apple's gadgets and derive a lot of their income from that business. Supply chain sales there have increased 17% compared to October, whereas they have been growing 2% on average for the last few years.

This, according to him, is indicative of how Apple might log in its best quarter ever this holiday season, buoyed by the availability of the iPhone on more carriers, in more markets, and at various price points. October was relatively weak in supply chain sales, as people were waiting it out for the new iPhone, and this got reflected in Apple's stock price.

source: TUAW

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30 Comments

1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Because the people who bought the iPhone 4s are kinda... "loyal" and blinded by apple marketing. I don't mean to start a fanboy fight but it's true.

4. wedjat

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

and samsung and others dont have their loyal buyers... come on man for once say good job apple don't just praise samsung.... when samsungs resolts come in people will start talking samsung is the best all all what comes with it... i have a samsung phone but never again will i get a samsung... no updates no service.... moveing to se or htc or even apple if they change the disagn because this one sucks

8. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Lot of people not being blinded by the Droid marketing anymore and buying a reliable and high quality phone like the 4s.

10. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I don't know if that was sarcasm or not but I got a laugh out of it.. so thanks

2. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

Apple's trend is getting better and better every year.. I hope with all their profits and cash, they can come up with something bigger and better.. 4S is a garbage..

21. antifanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

It's garbage? How's that? Seems people love it. Did you say that 96% of 4S owners are satisfied? Leave your drivel out of here please

28. Scuba_Steve

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

I'm sure he means it being "garbage" because compared to the 4, there's not a whole lot different and compared to other phones it's just not following trends. *by trends I mean phone trends, LTE, Larger screens, better build, etc. iPhones are the trendiest phone in the market.

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

as a litigation lawyer, I'd like to say, "thank you APPLE!, now pay up."

26. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

For a litigation lawyer, you're pretty dumb :) And for a litigation lawyer, you sure do have a lot of spare time that you spend on here. Don't you have any litigation cases to work on? Lol.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

go apple! yaay! get all those sales now! :)

27. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Jealous much? :)

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no you flaming troll from rainbow troll hell, i have that Q1 2012 bet with taco over sales. the more apple sells now, the less they sell in 2012. Of course with taco lookin like he's perma banned, i guess the bet is off.

6. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol at people buying the same phone from 2010

9. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

You mean like the HTC Evo that hasn't been redesigned since 2009? or The old old Droid 4??

11. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Every time they upgrade an Android phone it becomes faster and more capable... If the iPhone is as smooth as everyone says (and I agree) then adding a dual core cpu really didn't do much of anything unless you are gaming on the device. Don't even try to make that argument.

12. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Every time they upgrade an iPhone it becomes faster and more capable. Same for every phone. Every time they upgrade a wp phone it becomes faster and more capable. Same for android, i think. Are you rly saying the hardware of the iPhone only changed with a dual core cpu? And that's only gonna improve the performence of gaming? Pls don't comment like you know the iphone hardware from the inside out.

14. xray174

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

same boring argument again

15. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

If the iPhone doesn't lag at all what became faster? Android phones do lag, so by improving the specs of the phone there is a noticeable performance increase. I'm not saying I know anything about the hardware on the iPhone. My point is that if the iPhone supposedly doesn't lag then what improved by adding better specs? Please don't comment like you read my post when you clearly read the first sentence and started hyperventilating.

16. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Wtf Are you saying. I read your first sentence, yes, and also the rest. Are you blind? but I also talked about your knowledge being none existence. You're just so stupid to think specs are everything and the OS can be solved by just adding better specs. So when you got a quad core on a phone then it won't lag? And of course there are things that improve when you got better specs. Maybe one day we can compute the meaning of life on phone (endless calculations).

17. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Once again, I never said that specs are everything and I never said the "OS can be solved by just adding better specs". You clearly have terrible reading comprehension, i'm sorry. There is obviously no point in me even trying to argue with you because you either aren't reading my post or as I said above you just don't understand.

18. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

You never said you never said. You did said it implicitely you said it. Read pls what you've written, compare to what I said. You never make a clear statement. Mostly you are saying That guy said this, not that. That's not the argument we used it's this. While that argument was been used before but you didn't noticed. And I'm not talkijg only about this article almost in every article. I don't hear your opinion very much, mostly I hear other opinions that you copy paste from whatever and changed it z bit.

19. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Maybe my reading comprehension isn't as good as I thought because that made little to no sense. "You never said you never said. You did said it implicitely you said it. Read pls what you've written, compare to what I said." What does that even mean? If English is your second or third language I apologize for being rude, otherwise you need to go back to school dude.

20. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Whatever.

23. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

And yet you quote only the start of it.

24. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Even the rest was nonsense. All I understand is that you don't think I give my own opinion. This series of posts is regarding the fact that the iPhone4S is relatively unchanged compared to the iPhone4. c.hack mentioned that Android does the same thing and I pointed out that Android improves the specs every year which has a direct impact on the user experience, which is not necessarily the case with the iPhone. I was actually giving the iPhone credit because it has a great user experience (notice I mentioned it has no lag) and I was curious how improving the specs is really a big change when the phone already performs well. You just wanted to argue...

25. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Now that's a comment iamcc. Finally something I completely understand, and that's not talking about a first quote of me. Now allow me to quote something. "iphone 4s is relatively unchanged to the iPhone", yes it is the design. And I know you gave the iPhone some credit, but that's not the point. The point was that you only talked about the dual core CPU proccesor as a little change. I'll be generous so I give you an example of other hardware they improved. They made an antenna to intelligently switch between CDMA and GSM. (didn't had on 4). Second proximity sensor improved. Third the lence aperture of the camera also improved, etc Now pls reply on me. Did you know this? Or did you only know the part of the Dual core CPU processor?

7. rwrife

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 25, 2009

So an analyst that probably just purchased stock in October and desperately needs to make money and has no real time access to any Apple sales information thinks they had their best November ever. How is this news?

13. xray174

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

problaby because this time around was in more carriers at launch sprint verizon and att good to have more choices so costumers wont go crazy lol

22. antifanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

I wonder how many they sold? I wouldn't be surprised by as many as 10 million.

29. Scuba_Steve

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

The iPhone really is getting more popular. More people talk about it and the more it's seen, more people will want it. It's a great phone and it's a great status symbol.

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