“Apple Inc. could be on the verge of announcing record-breaking iPhone sales — and it might be due to the Apple Watch,” Louis Bedigian reports for Benzinga. “The Cupertino, California-based tech giant will report its June quarter results on Tuesday, July 21 after the close. Apple is not expected to talk about Apple Watch sales unless sales meet or beat analyst expectations, but its impact could still be felt this quarter.”

“‘The iPhone is very strong,’ Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry told Benzinga. ‘And the strength is coming from two dimensions. First and foremost our research indicated people are switching from Android to Apple at the expiration of [their cellular service] contract. The catalyst for the switch is the Apple Watch,'” Bedigian reports. “Chowdhry said Apple’s smartwatch is a ‘trigger’ for consumers to adopt the iOS ecosystem. ‘If these people go with Android and [another] contract, they would be devoid of using Apple Watch,’ Chowdhry explained. ‘That is one reason why iPhone sales are going to skyrocket. These guys want to buy Apple Watch in the near future and it only works with iPhone.'”

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