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.

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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. DLMeyer points out:

    “Apple can’t make enough Macs in the next year to displace Dell or HP at the top of the heap – unless the market pancakes for everyone BUT Apple”

    One thing though, Apple uses a lot of the same factories that other PC companies use – contract manufacturing shops in China. There isn’t a special “Apple factory” somewhere with a fixed limit on output. Google around for Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn), Quanta..

    So, where is the Apple-specific production volume limit?

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