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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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  • 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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  • wildkitten
    IronsliceZak 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.You iHaters have turned now into just plain bigots. I notice you go after the author who is obviously the Apple beat writer for doing nothing more than report about anticipated sales, which is technology related which is the entire point of Tom's site. However, you seem to not notice he has written several non flattering articles about Apple as well.

    Honestly, you are as bad, if not worse, than the iSheep. Worse that can be said about them is preferring what some people consider sub par technology, but you're ridiculing someone for something and can't even get it right to begin with.
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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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  • Maxor127
    otacon72You Apple haters are now going after the writers of the articles....what a pathetic bunch you are. I agree with wildkitten you're worse then the Apple fanboys.They've been going after writers for years now. One of the reasons I read these articles is to see how pathetic the comments are. Religious views, sports fans, political beliefs, and fanboyism of technology, movies, or any sort of segment... they all breed the same blind, ignorant stupidity, and nothing will ever change their closed-minded beliefs. The delicious irony is that they become exactly what they rage against.
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  • abbadon_34
    stoppppppp stopppp pleeeeeease
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  • RealJames
    i don't love or hate apple products, not a fan of the company, but i'm not so naive to think that other companies are all that much better

    In other words, I don't want to never ever read about apple like some kind of traumatized child raped by the apple-man.
    BUT
    The titles of the articles don't lead me to think that they are non-news zero reporting pure data regurgitation and not even compared to other data for a sense of relativity.

    This was like 1 line out of an excel file paraphrased into English and submitted as an article.

    And you say "Then don't read the articles and stop whining"
    How am I to know the difference between these garbage "articles" and the real news that DOES involve Apple that I don't mind reading about and sometimes find informative???

    You are a troll.
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  • Miharu
    Comments are interresting.

    Writer should seriously STOP writing article with "could" or "will" or "analyst expect".
    If Tim expect sell it's OK since it's the CEO. But this article is PURE speculation from the "one analyst" present as a FACT.
    Haters come because this article MAKE NO SENSE! And they turn mad like me.

    This so more false information and disinformation base on speculation. Holiday season or not, Apple build his realm over disinformation and being talk about so much. It's like analyst, after first week, pre-talk, talk and post-talk. It's 5 times the SAME news and people turn crazy hearing about Apple so MUCH. For some, this boost their ego. For me I just turn mad.

    This could be easily understand reading SS3 sale. Did I read an article with the title "Samsung Cound Sell X Milion SS3 This Quarter"? NO!. Did they "COULD"? no. They did it. This is 1 new NOT 5!

    And if you think it just iHater... you're just color blind.
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  • wildkitten
    MiharuComments are interresting.Writer should seriously STOP writing article with "could" or "will" or "analyst expect".If Tim expect sell it's OK since it's the CEO. But this article is PURE speculation from the "one analyst" present as a FACT.Haters come because this article MAKE NO SENSE! And they turn mad like me.This so more false information and disinformation base on speculation. Holiday season or not, Apple build his realm over disinformation and being talk about so much. It's like analyst, after first week, pre-talk, talk and post-talk. It's 5 times the SAME news and people turn crazy hearing about Apple so MUCH. For some, this boost their ego. For me I just turn mad.This could be easily understand reading SS3 sale. Did I read an article with the title "Samsung Cound Sell X Milion SS3 This Quarter"? NO!. Did they "COULD"? no. They did it. This is 1 new NOT 5!And if you think it just iHater... you're just color blind.Actually the article does make sense. Many people who are tech enthusiasts are also investors. This is the type of article where the two meet. Not to mention, when I see articles like this about the S3 or other phones, I don't see these same people complaining. I actually see quite a few of them praising which shows hypocrisy.

    It's also pretty pathetic for people to also bash Zak Islam when he is obviously the Apple beat writer for Tom's. His job is to write about Apple. Many commenters bash on him for being some sort of Apple fan kiddie when in fact he has written many articles about the bad side of Apple. Just 5 links below this article is one he wrote about how a company who won a lawsuit against Apple previously is once again suing them. Amazingly enough because it's not a flattering article about Apple, none of the iHaters are bashing Zak Islam in the comments in that article, but in comments like the ones you see here, you would think Zak would never write anything negative about Apple, which is clearly not the case.
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