“June tends to be the cruelest quarter for iPhone sales, as rumors about the next model suppress purchases of the last,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“Not this year, according to the 24 Apple analysts — 13 pros and 11 amateurs and independents — we’ve heard from so far,” P.E.D. reports. “A week before Apple’s Q3 results, the consensus among our panel is that the company sold nearly 50 million iPhones last quarter, up roughly 40% year over year.”
P.E.D. reports, “The independent Apple analysts in Fortune‘s survey were, as usual, more bullish than the pros. But this quarter both the high estimate (56.3 million) and the low (43.5 million) came from Wall Street professionals.”
Full article, with all of the Apple analysts’ iPhone unit sales estimates, here.
MacDailyNews Take: This year is going to destroy the June quarter record of 35.203 million units set last year.