Apple Could Sell 46.5 Million iPhones This Quarter

According to one analyst, Apple could sell as many as 46.5 million iPhone units in the quarter ending on December 31.

Despite Foxconn recently admitting that the iPhone 5 faces production delays, Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu said supply chain sources have said that the firm has been able to increase its manufacturing capacity for the smartphone.

Wu told investors that should production stay on track, Apple can replenish stocks on time and sell tens of millions of iPhones.

If Apple manages to sell 46.5 million iPhones, it would represent a considerable leap of over 50 per cent year-on-year growth, which was 26.9 million sales during the final quarter of 2011.

Apple has sold over 125 million iPhone units in 2012 thus far, with the first quarter attributing to 37 million sales.

 

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  • Ironslice
    Zak couldn't resist reading the other article saying that the GS3 surpassed the iPhone in Q3 sales, so he wrote this article to say that apple is going to win next time.
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  • enzed
    I suppose that's one way of creating unnecessary hype.. Claim that the device is difficult to assemble, giving the impression that they'll be in short supply, then simply watch the orders roll in from gullible consumers.
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  • RealJames
    I wonder why no other products of other brand names have their sales numbers being reported independently?
    No comparison to other products, just a straight up status report. For only 1 product.

    Do we see this type of news about any other products from any other company?

    How is this news?

    When I look at the "Related Stories" below this there are WAY more entries than any other type of story.
    This type of "news article" is happening really often here at Toms
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  • enzed
    I suppose that's one way of creating unnecessary hype.. Claim that the device is difficult to assemble, giving the impression that they'll be in short supply, then simply watch the orders roll in from gullible consumers.
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  • bigdog44
    ...could....could sell millions of units, if rich folk run out of toilet paper and are forced to buy replacement units...
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  • Ironslice
    Zak couldn't resist reading the other article saying that the GS3 surpassed the iPhone in Q3 sales, so he wrote this article to say that apple is going to win next time.
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