RBC analyst: iPhone 3G sales to skyrocket; Apple to easily exceed 10 million units in 2008 goal

For the September quarter, “RBC analyst Mike Abramskyy expects Apple to sell 5.1 million iPhones up 356% year-over-year and 70% above the consensus 3 million units. For the December holiday quarter, he expects sales of 6.5 million iPhones, up 181% year-over-year, and 44% above the 4.5 million unit consensus,” Dan Frommer reports for Silicon Alley Insider.

“For calendar 2008, he expects Apple to sell 14 million iPhones, 40% above its goal of selling 10 million. He expects the company to sell 24 million phones in 2009, which would represent 107% year-over-year growth,” Frommer reports.

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  1. I’m happy and all that RBC thinks Apple will sell 14M this year and 24M in 2009, but you know what? That’s what he said back on May 5th, quote:

    “RBC Capital’s Mike Abramsky this morning upped his target price on Apple to $220 from $200. Abramsky now sees Apple selling 14 million iPhones this year – far more than the company’s own 10 million-unit target – and 24 million in 2009. Abramsky also says he thinks Apple may be planning to allow subsidized pricing, while possibly reducing or eliminating revenue sharing deals with carriers, and supporting global unlocked phone sales. He says 3G should be on target for a June launch..”

    Did someone just get the memo?

  2. See, this is the kind of bullshit that we have to contend with on a daily basis!!!!!!!!!!!

    How could anyone even begin to estimate the amount of phones Apple can sell. The variables are so vast that only a child could be so ignorant to think they could estimate such numbers.

    Then ( We ) the stock owners and Apple have to pay the price by having the stock plummet after doing too well or under performing based on information that is conjured by some analyst. Pathetic.

    Pi has spoken.

  3. I don’t believe it, I think this is just bullsheet anal-ists stock loss propoganda.

    Apple needs to diversify the iPhone into three designs and invade the business space immediatly.

    1: Slim basic flip iPhone.
    2: Present iPhone
    3: Computer like iPhone, larger screen

    Do it Apple!

  4. Fifteen million for the rest of 2008.

    Anywhere between 40 and 55 million for CY2009, depending on how quick the AppStore portfolio grows and how fast corporate developers grasp the potential of the platform.

    Personally, I’ll give dollars to doughnuts that 200 of the top 1000 global companies will buy in between now and the end of 2009 and become serious about standardising their mobile platform around the iPhone.

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