“As analysts focus on Apple’s Q4 results, the iEmpire’s even more important holiday quarter awaits. With the iPhone 5 already in stores, and the iPad Mini reportedly on its way, investors should expect massive results from Apple in Q1, for 4 key reasons,” Daniel Sparks blogs for The Motley Fool.
“First, there is already evidence of incredibly strong demand for the iPhone 5,” Sparks writes. “Second, the iPhone 4S rollout pales in comparison to the iPhone 5 rollout… Third, there is a huge trend toward pre-orders for the iPhone 5… Fourth and finally, the iPhone 4S was only available for two-and-a-half months during the holiday quarter. The iPhone 5, on the other hand, will be available for all three months of the holiday quarter.”
Sparks writes, “Based on the above assumptions regarding the iPhone 5, and a rumored iPad mini launch in October, it’s very realistic to assume a 50% increase net income in Q1 2012 versus Q1 2011.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]