iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C could boost Apple’s quarterly sales — analyst
The company could sell as many as 31 million iPhones during the current
quarter ended September, despite the new devices possibly launching this
Apple’s fiscal fourth quarter might be ending in September, but at
least one analyst expects the company’s upcoming iPhones to make a quick
Apple could sell as many as 31 million iPhones in the period ended September, including 10 million
iPhone 5S and
iPhone 5C units, Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves wrote in a note to analysts, according to All Things Digital, which obtained a copy of the note.
That Apple is selling so many iPhones might not be a surprise. That
the company can generate 10 million unit sales in a period of a couple
of weeks, though, is a bit of a surprise, given the short number of days
Apple has to sell those devices.
According to Hargreaves, Apple will, as expected, unveil a flagship
iPhone 5S alongside the iPhone 5C, which he says, “is essentially an
iPhone 5 with a different case.” Hargreaves expects Apple to unveil the
iPhones on Tuesday and then sell them at some point after that this
month. Apple’s quarter closes on September 29.
Things should get even better for Apple in the company’s fiscal first
quarter. During that period, Hargreaves expects Apple to sell 50
million iPhones, according to All Things Digital. If the company can ink
a deal with China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile carrier, that
number could grow even higher, Hargreaves says.
Apple has yet to confirm it’ll actually launch a new iPhone next week. However, the company will be holding a special event on Tuesday and as always, CNET will be there to cover every last second.