Apple’s Q2 2012 iPhone sales dip: Can the iPad 3 save the day?

“Apple is expected to announce that iPhone sales during Q2 2012 decreased slightly from the previous quarter,” Zack Whittaker reports for ZDNet. “But can the iPad 3 save the day?”

“With Apple’s earnings less than a fortnight away, a report in Fortune suggests Apple may have sold between 26–44 million iPhones in the past quarter, which ended two weeks ago,” Whittaker reports. “While the Cupertino-based company will likely shed more light on the figures on April 24, analysts polled suggests a middle ground of around 35.1 million devices — a decrease from the previous quarter. That said, it marks more than 85 percent increase year-on-year for the company… Apple said in February that it sold more than 37 million iPhones in Q1 2012, a cumulative total of 175 million to date.”

Whittaker reports, “While Apple is expected to generate around half of its revenue from the iPhone, the iPad 3 may well pick up the numbers should declining iPhone sales cause a dip in revenue.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Wait, you mean the Christmas quarter sales for a newly-announced product likely eclipsed calendar first quarter sales of said product? Wow (dripping sarcasm).

The really astounding thing is that iPhone unit sales are expected to only slightly decrease vs. the Christmas quarter.


  1. Now that the $600 bubble has been popped let’s see how far the stock drops. Maybe when it settles back in a more realistic price I will resume accumulating the stock.

  2. Damn you all with your reason and logic………
    Never let the facts get in the way of an attention grabbing headline, especially if that headline can short Apple with a FUD storm.

    How can you people not know the first rule of yellow hedge ‘journalism’?

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