CNBC: Apple to sell 17 million iPods in US alone in holiday quarter

“A report on CNBC last night revealed the results of a recent ‘Holiday Central’ survey. That survey indicates that Apple may sell as many as 17 million iPods in the current quarter in the US alone,” Jonny Evans reports for Macworld UK.

Evans reports, “This means that US sales could potentially generate $2.7 billion in revenue for Apple by the end of December. It also suggests that on a global basis, Apple may achieve its highest volume of iPod sales within a quarter yet… CNBC discusses the results in a video report, which is available online here.”

Full article here.

AppleInsider reports, “CNBC’s prediction of 17 million iPods falls smack in the middle of various Wall Street analyst estimates, which range from 14 million to 20 million units.”

Full article here.
Note: For last years’ holiday quarter, Apple sold a record 14.043 million iPods worldwide.

Related articles:
The Channel Checkers: 81% recommend Apple iPod – November 30, 2006
Apple shares rise to record as Mac, iPod sales surge – November 28, 2006
Analyst sees strong sales of Apple iPods over three-day kick-off to holiday shopping season – November 26, 2006
iPod shuffle sales could propel Apple iPod unit sales to record levels – November 22, 2006
Apple’s 2G iPod shuffle sees extremely high demand, 6 to 8 million units could be sold this quarter – November 19, 2006
Analyst estimates Apple will sell 14-15 million iPods in holiday quarter; says estimate could be low – November 16, 2006
Retailer survey forecasts Apple’s iPod nano as best-selling Item for Christmas 2006 – November 11, 2006


  1. something tells me that we will be dissappointed with the year end sale of our beloved iPod…I’m not ANALyst..but my guess is well under 10 million..far from last xmas blowout!..but I have high hopes for MacWorld 2007.

  2. I think everyone, including the analysts, are going to be quite surprised with how strong iPod sales will turn out. They always underestimate the actual sales by a wide margin, and this quarter will be no different…

  3. I say 20M iPods and 2M macs this quarter. The introduction of the new shuffle and nano was perfect timing for Apple. On the Mac side, a combination of sexy products AND finally good component / CPU supply is allowing Apple to create good and met demand.

    That will really shake the industry up. It’s going to be a good January. MWSF is going to be exciting and a superb quarterly report.

  4. 17 million? Based on what? The iPod is 5-year old technology and consumers are wise to this fact. iPods are the Ford Model T of MP3 players.

    I hate to break it to you iPod lemmings, but there’s a little something called the Zune which is going blow iPod sales figures for the holiday quarter away. The Zune is a runaway success thanks is large part to its many innovative features including FM radio, a points system to acquire content, and best of all WiFi sharing. Your anti-social iPods don’t have any of those must-have features and that is why nobody is buying them. That and Microsoft’s legendary ease-of-use and typically fantastic software development with the Zune Marketplace.

    I’d have to say Apple is the leading innovator when it comes to clips on MP3 players. Clips. Whoop-de-freakin’-do!!!

    This quarter’s prediction: 22.5 million Zunes, 13 million Sansa/Rhapsody, 2 million iPods.

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