“Just days away now from the release of Apple’s next generation iPhone… And if the first one was dubbed the ‘Jesus Phone’ because of the overwhelming hype, hope and promise of that device, then this new one is quite literally iPhone’s ‘Second Coming,'” Jim Goldman reports for CNBC.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster “anticipates 12 million iPhones will sell this year; but thanks to the new version, sales should balloon to 45 million next year,” Goldman reports. “For the first weekend of iPhone 3G sales, Munster expects a staggering 425,000 units sold worldwide for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For the first two days, which would be an apples to apples comparison to the last launch, Piper sees 380,000 units sold. Still staggering since the first iPhone sold 270,000 units in its first two days. “
“Piper anticipates 225,000 units sold in the USA, 75,000 in the United Kingdom, and about 7,000 more in each of the other 18 countries that will sell it,” Goldman reports. “For the September quarter, the first full quarter of the new iPhone’s availability, Piper expects 4.1 million units sold.”
More in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]