Analyst: Apple’s iPhone 4 sales strong ahead of refresh

“More evidence of continuing strong iPhone 4 sales surfaced in a new report on Friday, in which Apple’s supply chain has indicated consumer demand for the more-than-a-year-old smartphone remains despite an anticipated fifth-generation iPhone announcement,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Analyst Shaw Wu with Sterne Agee said in his latest note to investors that checks with Apple’s global supply chain found ‘surprisingly robust’ demand for the iPhone 4,” Hughes reports. “The details echo a separate report from earlier this week that revealed the iPhone 4 is still the top-selling U.S. smartphone, despite being more than a year old.”

Hughes reports, “The analyst said he now believes his original estimate of 15.7 million iPhone sales for the quarter is conservative. Accordingly, Wu has updated his forecast, and now expects Apple to sell 18.5 million iPhones in the September quarter, which concludes in about three weeks.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. That is a jump of 17.8%. Are you sure you don’t need to be a little higher still? Clueless.

    The amount sold is directly tied to the amount made. Apple keeps telling you that, “If we could have made more, we would have sold more.” Find the bottleneck and you will know how many they will sell until they open the bottleneck up!

    1. Apple will make a STELLAR last quarter for this fiscal year!
      Apple is now the biggest mobile phone company (revenue and profits) and biggest computer company (units sold, revenue and profits). Cheers!

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