Apple, coolly coiled and ready to strike for holiday gold

“By all appearances, Apple’s well-set for the coming quarter — inventory has improved, it’s going to pounce on holiday sales and shake competitors like wet rags, and overseas demand remains strong,” Richard Adhikari reports for MacNewsWorld.

“Demand for the iPad remains strong, iPhone sales continue to grow, Apple’s expanding significantly overseas, and lots of good stuff is expected to come down the pipeline, Barclays Capital said in a note about Apple to investors on Tuesday,” Adhikari reports. “The report said iPhone 4 ship times fell to 24 hours this week for the first time since the device hit the market. Barclays Capital expects iPhone 4 sales to remain strong into the December quarter, and it pegs them at 14.8 million units worldwide.”

Adhikari reports, “Barclays Capital forecasts that Apple will sell 54.2 million iPhone [units] worldwide in fiscal year 2011.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “June M.” for the heads up.]


  1. Barclays’ forecast for 2011 is probably the lowest I’ve seen so far. Morgan Stanley had a “bullish” forecast of 80 million iPhones for calendar ’11 and someone else predicted 100 million, which seems a little too optimistic (over double the amount sold in calendar ’10).

  2. So they’re basically predicting iphone sales will be within a rounding error of flat???? Even though in the past they’ve been capacity constrained? While the smartphone market is supposed to double???


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  3. “Where’s copy and paste itennisboy w his buy AAPL stocks mantra???

    Is he banned?”

    Good question… Although I have to say his oddly idiotic posts have starting looking to me like some sort of twisted haiku lately. I must be losing, excuse me, loosing it.

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