Apple has reportedly sold over 55 million iPhones in last quarter of 2013 ended on December and the company could announce the record numbers in its final quarter 2013 earning results next week.
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said that she expects that Apple has sold 54-55 million iPhones in Q4 2013, i.e., Apple’s fiscal quarter of 2014. The expectation of Huberty is bit higher than the Wall Street consensus of 53 million sales. The record sales also has been affected by the dip from last holiday season peak sales week as we move to the new year.
She also forecasts this quarter’s iPhone sales as 45 million and 2nd quarter’s 35 million sales expectation. Though, she hasn’t predicted the Q3 2014 iPhone sales as it will be depending on the company’s decision of revealing a nex-gen iPhone 6. If the new phone unveiled in late 3rd quarter, the Q3 sales will be dipping as the consumer world will be holding off the buying of iPhone 5s to buy the new iPhone 6.
As other analysts and experts expected, Huberty also thinks about the large screen iPhone 6 but she hasn’t spoken about the two different iPhone models to be released, such as the recent rumors of 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch curved edge iPhone 6 and the Chinese analyst’s prediction of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6.
Apple could reveal the financial report of final quarter on 27th, next Tuesday and the revenue could go beyond $55 billion. For your information, Apple sold 47.8 million iPhones in the first quarter of 2013 fiscal year.
[ Via: CNET ]