iPhone sales may have hit record 55 million last quarter — analyst

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iPhone sales may have hit record 55 million last quarter -- analyst

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Apple could reveal record iPhone sales when it announces its December quarter results next week.

In an investors note out Tuesday, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said she expects iPhone sales of 54 to 55 million for the final quarter of 2013, aka Apple ‘s first fiscal quarter of 2014. That’s slightly higher than the Wall Street consensus of around 53 million. In contrast, Apple sold 47.8 million iPhones in the first fiscal quarter of 2013.

Of course, those record sales for last quarter will dip from their holiday highs as we move throughout 2014.

Huberty’s crystal ball sees 45 million in iPhone sales this quarter, followed by 35 million in the June quarter. The analyst didn’t share any predictions for the September quarter, but iPhone sales typically sink early on as buyers hold off purchases in anticipation of a new iPhone . Sales then shoot up once the new phone debuts later in September.

And what will Apple have in store for this year? The iPhone 6 will likely have a larger screen to better compete with Samsung’s huge lineup, according to Huberty and many other Apple watchers. But there’s likely to be more in store.

“We believe Apple is likely to launch new Internet-based services this year, including the potential for a mobile payments platform as early as the developer conference in June, in our view,” Huberty said. “Most importantly, we believe Apple will st… [Read more]

iPhone sales may have hit record 55 million last quarter -- analyst


iPhone sales may have hit record 55 million last quarter -- analyst

 

iPhone sales may have hit record 55 million last quarter -- analyst

 

iPhone sales may have hit record 55 million last quarter -- analyst

 

iPhone sales may have hit record 55 million last quarter -- analyst

 

iPhone sales may have hit record 55 million last quarter -- analyst

iPhone sales may have hit record 55 million last quarter -- analyst

iPhone sales may have hit record 55 million last quarter -- analyst

iPhone sales may have hit record 55 million last quarter -- analyst

iPhone sales may have hit record 55 million last quarter -- analyst

iPhone sales may have hit record 55 million last quarter -- analyst

iPhone sales may have hit record 55 million last quarter -- analyst

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