“Shipments of iPhone devices are expected to top 50 million units in the first quarter of 2015, increasing 14.4% from 43.7 million units shipped in the year earlier period, according to an estimate by sources in Taiwan’s handset supply chain,” Max Wang and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.
“Demand for smartphones in the Greater China area during the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays,” Wang and Shen report, “will maintain sales of iPhone devices in the first quarter, the market watchers said.”
Wang and Shen report, “The ratio of Asia-Pacific sales to Apple’s total sales is expected to continue to rise, said the watchers.”
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MacDailyNews Note: In calendar first quarter 2014 (Apple’s fiscal Q214), Cupertino sold 43.719 million iPhone units.