“Analyst firm Piper Jaffray estimates that Apple will sell between 14 and 15 million iPods in the December quarter, according to a research note provided by senior research analyst Gene Munster,” MacNN reports.
Munster notes that data is “preliminary and extrapolated from October sales statistics collected by NPD,” MacNN reports. “Piper Jaffray is also quick to add that its results do not include sales of the new iPod shuffle, which only began shipping November 3rd. The basic music player is prepared to have a ‘material impact’ on the total number of iPods sold. ‘Our current expectations for the quarter could prove to be low,’ Munster added.”
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Munster’s right; his estimate is too low. Apple will exceed 14-15 million units by millions this holiday quarter. (Note: Apple sold 14.043 million iPods last holiday quarter.)