Investment bank expects 42.5 million Apple iPhone units to be sold globally in holiday quarter

Investment bank expects 42.5 million Apple iPhone units to be sold globally in holiday quarter
Swiss Investment bank UBS says that 42.5 million copies of the Apple iPhone will be sold during the calendar fourth quarter, led by sales of the new Apple iPhone 4S. Analyst Maynard Um says that the firm's current Q4 estimate of 28 million units sold is conservative and that Apple could more than double the 17.1 million copies sold last quarter due to international sales of the phone.

Um does point out that international acceptance of the latest iteration of Apple's iconic touchscreen smartphone could be slower than in the U.S. because of Siri. The voice guided assistant so far works in only English, French and German. But if Apple can maintain last quarter's breakdown of U.S. sales to international sales at 27.5% and 72.5% respectively, the Cupertino based firm would be on track to sell 42.5 million copies of the handset in the current three month period. The analyst estimates that this would add an additional $3.09 in per share earnings to the estimated $9.47 per share that UBS expects from Apple  in Q4 and could drive Apple's stock higher.

As we reported, Apple's third quarter earnings featured lower than expected sales of the Apple iPhone as many potential buyers were following the rumors and speculation that a new model would be launched in October, which of course it was. This led to lower sales of the phone at Verizon and AT&T which, of course, is nothing more than a bad memory as sales of the new Apple iPhone 4S have been booming. Add in some new iPhone vendors like Sprint and C-Spire, and sales of the latest Apple iPhone should remain strong.

source: AppleInsider

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Siri at work on the Apple iPhone 4S


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36 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

SIRIously??? That is a lot of units.

3. Dwoogs

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yea that's alot of iPhones floating around.

2. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Conservative estimate

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the conservative estimate was 28 million. the high end estimate was 42.5 million. learn... to... read.

20. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Learn to comprehend. I was saying that in my opinion 42 mil is a conservative estimate. Watch the records fall

23. applestasty

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

why is it that whenever i read an apple article i always see you....

4. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

oh wow 188 dollar to make sold for 200 plus, many buying off contract 500+ hahaha i guess when the consumer buys on impulse this is the end product. good products selling for put yourself in debt prices. marketing has come along way consumer money spending in the other hand. wow talk about stupid

5. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

no way. the stupidest analysis I ever seen. it will sell up to 27 millions, and then go back to under 20 in first quarter, and under 15 millions in the second. mark my words

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Alot of people I know are waiting for the next model which will be called iphone 4GS.

8. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

wont be called iphone 4gs

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yes, it will be....think about the original 3G and 3GS phones....AT&T had 3G, finally, so they release the 3G phone....next year, AT&T should have 90% of 3G covered in at least 14.4 and some more LTE markets.....Verizon will have tons of LTE markets....next version will become 4GS....come on....this is APPLE we are talking about - it makes perfect marketing sense....and the idiot customers are already calling the iPHONE 4 and 4S, the iPHONE 4G.

13. crankyd00d

Posts: 191; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Nah they will go with 5 for sure, it will have a major redesign so they'll try as hard as they can to stay away from 4 in the name, after all 4G or not 4G it doesn't matter to all iDiots, since they already think they have a 4G phone

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

umm.. the 3g was a big upgrade from the iphone. the 3gs was the incrimental upgrade from the 3g. the 4 was a big upgrade from the 3g/3gs, the 4s is the incrimental upgrade from the 4. The next phone will be the 5. It was only called the "3g" to highlight its biggest feature, the addition of 3g functionality (you know, because LAUNCHING A PHONE ON EDGE IS A FAIL.. lol), while it was actually the 2nd iphone.

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

That failed 2g phone is the one android copied. Go ahead and say thanks Mr Jobs.

7. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

What are you basing this on other than being a rabid fanboy and wanting Apple to fail?

9. Dwoogs

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Thing is even if Apple did release another phone with a few upgrades and named it the 4GS it would still sale. Going to take a lot for Apple to fail as a company.

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

And, AMERICANS are not smart as they normally just believe what they are told, in general. So, unless APPLE gets some bad PR, I do not foresee them having a problem selling iPHONES. Considering how well the ANDROID phones sell, and the supposed poor economy, it is truly amazing.

12. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

the sad reality is AMerica is still spending money we dont have on credit. taco is an idiot.

15. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I'm the idiot even though he's making idiotic prediction that he pulled out of his ass? I love the droidbots on here. It's cute how you guys support each other.

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

No, I agree with you Taco that APPLE does sell a lot of iphones - having the 4 at 99.00 and 3gs free will help. People are buying the phone because of the name, and the price, in some cases. Siri really was not a big deal. Americans want a simple choice... Educated Americans who know tech like other phones....

19. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

That's completely wrong. A LOT of educated Americans prefer Apple and an iPhone and that's an educated choice. Look at the customer satisfaction ratings of iPhone users compared to android users. Just because you prefer android doesn't mean others don't make an educated choice and choose different. Btw you're not very educated since you work in a call center as a tech rep. There's much much smarter people in the world than you. You know cell phones because that's what you do 8 hours a day. Most people don't care about cell phones like you do.

22. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

That was a pretty general thing to assume about a person who works in a call center, wasn't it? there are many people who have and are going after their degrees because many call centers offer tuition reimbursement, classes on campus, and pay a very decent wage on top of all that. There were engineers, programers and switch technicians at the call center I worked, so don't let the words call center fool you. There may be a lot more education people in some of these centers than you may realize.

25. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Let's be realistic. Someone that's very intelligent would not be taking calls in a call center. Sorry if that hits home.

30. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Okay, this just confirms for me how much of a dumbass you really are. I though maybe the guy just doesn't know or just doesn't understand the many systems that are involved with "taking calls", but no. It's clear to me now, you're just a dumbass intent on offending any and everyone who doesn't agree with you.

27. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Btw you don't have a problem with him assuming Apple users are uneducated. Weird that you're so inconsistent.

31. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Networkdood isn't referring to the intelligence of Apple users, he was referring to how well educated they were in terms of tech. I know a few college educated people who can't program a DVR, but can speak at length about fine art, physics, science, politics or whatever. But you knew that wasn't what Networkdood was saying, you just wanted to piss him off, but it looks like you were unsuccessful. Btw, what line of work would a genius-level person like you be in? Head of Mensa or something like that? Just curious.

24. decoy56

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

I created an account on this site just to say, YOU ARE A MORON. "Educated American prefer Apple and a iPhone" is completely BULLs**t. The general American public buys gadgets based on hype and exactly like someone said, 'what they are told'. The media and these silly blog sites puts APPL on a pedestal even if the s**t makes no sense. Apple could put bricks in their products and people will still buy it.

26. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Aww did I get to you? You must be really mad to create an account just for me. Sucks that Apple users are smarter than you, I know.

28. Snapdude

Posts: 128; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

wow taco... really?

32. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

LOL! It kills me how you say the iPhone is so much better because it is simpler and less complicated than Android one minute, and at the same time using this simple smartphone somehow makes you smarter than everyone else!

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