iPhone 5 sees mixed demand, says analyst

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iPhone 5 sees mixed demand, says analyst

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The iPhone 5 may not be quite as hot as its precedessors, at least according to a new report from Oppenheimer analyst Ittai Kidron.

In an investors note out Tuesday, Kidron cited retail checks that indicate “steady demand for the iPhone 4/4S and mixed demand for the iPhone 5.” And the analyst predicts that trend will continue. As a result, he now expects iPhone sales of 26 million for the current quarter, down from his prior forecast of 27 million.

The September quarter may also be a bit dicey. Though Kidron still believes a new iPhone will debut in September, he doesn’t think it will launch early enough to beef up the entire quarter.

“Our previous estimates also reflected a nearly full September quarter contribution from a new iPhone , which looks overly optimistic at this point,” Kidron said. “We still feel a September month launch and QoQ (quarter on quarter) volume increase are possible, but with our checks already showing signs of delayed iPhone 5 purchases, there’s still risk to our lowered estimate [of 29 million in iPhone sales].

Kidron doesn’t see a bigger-screen iPhone , an iWatch, or an Apple television (iTV) in the cards for September. But when and if it debuts, an Apple smart TV has the potential to rev up consumers and investors.

“We see a larger iPhone as a [calendar year 2014] reality, but only mildly incremental to estimates/sentiment,” the analyst added. “We’r… [Read more]

iPhone 5 sees mixed demand, says analyst

iPhone 5 sees mixed demand, says analyst

 

iPhone 5 sees mixed demand, says analyst

 

iPhone 5 sees mixed demand, says analyst

 

iPhone 5 sees mixed demand, says analyst

 

iPhone 5 sees mixed demand, says analyst

iPhone 5 sees mixed demand, says analyst

iPhone 5 sees mixed demand, says analyst

iPhone 5 sees mixed demand, says analyst

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