Analyst: Apple expected to sell over 71.5 million iPhones this holiday quarter

“On the back of strong seasonal demand, Apple is forecast to ship over 71.5 million iPhones in quarter four, but will see a drop in demand to below 50 million units during the first quarter of 2015, one analyst says,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.

“According to a fresh report from prominent KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by AppleInsider, quarter-over-quarter Apple iPhone shipments will swell 82 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014,” Campbell reports. “Leading the charge is iPhone 6, predicted to account for just shy of 60 percent of all sales for the quarter, or 41.65 million units. Coming in a distant second is the iPhone 6 Plus, which has been the more talked about next-generation variation due in large part to its scarcity at retail outlets.”

“Kuo says the 6 Plus supply shortage is not only an indicator of high demand, but also confirmation that suppliers are having production issues,” Campbell reports. “He believes final fourth quarter sales are largely dependent on supply chain success with 6 Plus yields.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]


    1. Is there a website anywhere that tells me how much my stock would be worth if in December 2002 or could be 2003 when I spent about $4K purchasing my first  computer a 21.5 in G4 iMac and accessories if I had taken that money and bought stock instead???

  1. I’m rather afraid that number won’t be enough to impress Wall Street because they’ll be too focused on iPad sales losses. And besides, if Apple sells 70 million in this quarter they’ll be expected to sell close to that number after the holiday quarter and Wall Street will then say that the smartphone market is completely saturated again just like they said last year and Apple has hit its peak.


    I’m sure Wall Street is not going to give Apple any more respect than it’s gotten in the past. Apple is always seen a step away from a major stumble while Wall Street investors pour even more money into Amazon, Tesla and Pandora while waiting for spurts of growth and profits from those profitless companies.

  2. not that i wish to be thought of as having an overly suspicious turn of mind, but…

    when these analysts start pulling such high and fictitious number out of thin air, it makes me wonder why….

    like maybe the firms they work for are trying to sucker people into buying more stock that they can pull a commission from while all the while inflating expectations which are not likely be realized or met…. while preparing to short the stock for just that very same reason ?

    nah… never happen. sorry i even brought it up.

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