KGi analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst known for accurately predicting anything Apple-related, expects Apple to sell 71.5 million iPhones by Q4 2014.
AppleInsider “obtained” Kuo’s report. According to the site, “Leading the charge is iPhone 6, predicted to account for just shy of 60 percent of all sales for the quarter, or 41.65 million units. Coming in a distant second is the iPhone 6 Plus, which has been the more talked about next-generation variation due in large part to its scarcity at retail outlets. Kuo says the 6 Plus supply shortage is not only an indicator of high demand, but also confirmation that suppliers are having production issues. He believes final fourth quarter sales are largely dependent on supply chain success with 6 Plus yields.
“Given Apple’s current situation, Kuo foresees a major slip in iPhone sales for the first quarter of 2015, mostly due to poor off-season demand. The analyst pegs shipments at a combined 49.4 million units, including 21.6 million iPhone 6 handsets and 10.2 million iPhone 6 Plus versions.”
71.5 million iPhones sold in last quarter of the year seems like a huge number, but since the new iPhones are selling like hotcakes, with the Cupertino firm reportedly paying Foxconn more to cope with the overwhelming demand of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, we definitely think Apple will hit the 71.5 million mark before the end of the year.
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