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