Did Apple sell over 50 million Apple iPhones during the last quarter?

Did Apple sell over 50 million Apple iPhones during the last quarter?
A week from today, Apple will release its fiscal first quarter earnings. Wall Street analysts have used calculators, abacuses, fingers and toes trying to compute how many iPhones the Cupertino based tech titan sold over the three month period. After all, that is the $64 million billion dollar question. Figure out how many units of its iconic smartphone Apple sold in the quarter, and the world is your oyster.

So just how many iPhones did Apple sell in its first fiscal quarter? Keep in mind that this is the last three month period that will not include sales from China Mobile. The world's largest carrier, with 763 million subscribers, launched the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c on Friday.

44 analysts, 27 of them professionals who ply their trade on the Street, have a consensus estimate of 55.3 million iPhones sold in the period. That would be a 16% gain over the same period last year. And this year, both the pros and the amateurs are not that far apart with their estimates. The average guess from amateurs is that Apple sold 57.1 million units of the iPhone last quarter. That is just 3 million more than the estimates from the professionals.

The most bullish guess comes from non-pro Faizal Kara from the Braeburn Group, who expects Apple to report 59.73 million iPhone sales for the quarter. The same Group is responsible for the lowest estimate, 50 million units sold, which comes from Ilari Scheinin. Last year, Apple reported sales of 47.79 million iPhones for the first quarter.  In case you're wondering, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster is looking for Apple to report 55.5 million iPhones sold in the quarter while Peter Misek of Jefferies is looking for Apple to report sales of 55 million units for the period.

source: Fortune via Ubergizmo



1. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I wouldn't be surprised. It's been absolutely flawless for me

6. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

yeh but every apple product is flawless for you...

14. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I spend money on what suits me.

15. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

the part he failed to understand :/

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ditto Bucky, my 5s is my go to device. Best overall device on the market IMHO +1

23. hapticg

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 12, 2014

Apple devices are good in terms of smoothness and performance buy 4"inch screen and unable to select default browsers and all have always stopped me from using iPhones from more than 2 days

26. Sauce unregistered

I can choose any defauly browser I want. I can do almost anything on my iPhone 5s and laugh at the ignorant folk like you lol

42. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

There is a difference between installing third party browsers and making them default. So you say when opening a link in for example an email, it opens with the browser you want?

51. Sauce unregistered

Yes. When I click on a link, it will open in Dolphin browser, or any browser I set as my default in settings. My next sentence isnt directed at you, but at the general public on this website. So many people on here trash talk iPhone on it's lacking features, when in reality, it can do anything an Android can do, and has been doing it way before Android, including Air Gestures, default browsers, pattern unlocks, detach video panes and multitask, multitasking, that keyboard swipe bullsh*t, Widgets, root access and file management, torrenting through the phone, torrent desktop remotes and managers, free tethering tools, and not to mention, COMPLETE CUSTOMIZATION of anything you wish that is on your phone, etc etc etc. The list can go on forever. So many people against Apple lack knowledge on this, and it is funny haha. A quick jailbreak (takes 3 minutes tops) and you're good to go. Not to mention the community behind it. So yes, I can, and many many others can, set a default browser that will open when a link is clicked, something I've been doing since my iPhone "2". Cheers :)

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have like five different browsers dude. What the heck are you talking about. Tell em sauce. +1

31. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But he said default browser. If you click a web link in an email, what browser does it open in?

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Safari lol.

41. Sauce unregistered

Dolphin. Chrome. Whatever I want my default browser to be. Im surprised out of all people you don't know this can be done D: Btw, safari rocks lol.

43. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Is your iPhone jailbroken?

49. Sauce unregistered

Obviously lol.

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Safari is the best browser I've used. The cut copy paste, text to speech, reader feature that actually works, built in dictionary are some of its stand out features.

40. Sauce unregistered

Any browser I choose. Keep lacking the basic knowledge.

48. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Only if you copy and paste the URL or if your jailbroken. Clicking the link will open in Safari.

50. Sauce unregistered

Clicking a link will open it in Dolphin for me. Why are you still trying to prove me wrong lmao. Go get educated sir.

65. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You're jail broken. You proved yourself wrong. As far as education, physician, heal thyself.

59. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

The point is that i can be done.. there.. any further questions.

64. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not by default. On any Android device without any tinkering I can click on a link and have it open in any browser I choose.

55. Sauce unregistered

http://imgur.com/a/KRXAI Here you go. Btw, no other browser is listed in the internal settings of BrowserChooser because I enjoy using Safari and enjoy using its superior speeds. But just to educate you and everyone else in this thread, I made it easy: look at the screenshots for yourself. P.s. Random home screen image because I love my home screen on my iPhone 5s.

63. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Browser Chooser is a Cydia app. You're jail broken. On a stock iPhone, you cannot chose another default browser, which is what I said earlier, "only if you cut and paste the URL or are jail broken. "

66. Sauce unregistered

I wouldn't bitch at something you can do from Rooting. A phone's a phone. Point is, it can be done. Stop crying so hard and get over it lol... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

67. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If I install Windows in a Mac I can run windows programs, too. So what? I've said from the beginning of this thread that you need to be jail broken to open a link in a different browser, you argued with that. You were wrong. I don't need to be rooted to pick any browser I want as default.

68. Sauce unregistered

At the end of the day your rooted android is still an android, and my rooted iphone is still an iphone. Anything can be done on any product. If you werent such a closed minded bimbo, you would realize that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

69. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Here it is in simple terms. I stated that you couldn't open a link in another browser than Safari unless you copied and pasted the link or were jail broken. You insisted you could. You were wrong. Period. A jail broken iPhone is not the same as a stock iPhone. A rooted Android is not the same as a stock Android. Regardless, I don't need root to choose any browser I want to open a link. You need jail break.

70. Sauce unregistered

I do not need jailbreak. I would sit quiet if you were right. For those who don't know, like yourself, there are settings you can set from IFTTT. I used to use this. Stock iPhone. If link is enabled, then open in ______ browser. Anyway, carry on.

71. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Uh huh. That's why you showed screen shots of a jail broken iPhone issuing a cydia app. Using a third party app that cuts and pastes the URL to another browser still isn't changing the default browser. It meets my first condition of cutting and pasting.

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