Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Estimatimation of 13M iPhone 5S/5C sales in 10 days, 31M i in Q4

Although ’s much-awaitedSeptember 10 announcementremains days away, analysts are alrdy weighing the potential benefit for the all-important fourth quarter. Can get a much-needed bump in end of the yr sales by launching the upgraded iPhone 5S and the new iPhone 5C, as well as potential distribution dls in China and Japan?At the hrt of new estimates for the September quarter is ’s ability to quickly announce, then begin sales of the new hardware. Lucky for , before becoming CEO, Tim Cook was the iPhone maker’s supply chain maestro…This is the possible timeline has ahd of itself: the fiscal fourth quarter extends from July 1 to September 30. If follows itsSeptember 10 announcementwith handsets in stores by September 20, the iPhone maker will have just nine days to blow the doors off the fourth quarter. One analyst believes it’s possible with a little help from“extremely efficient supply chain management.”Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargrves expects will unveil the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C on Tuesday. The iPhone 5C, seen as ’s answer to emerging market demand for low-cost smart,“is essentially an iPhone 5 with a different case,”according to Hargrves.The analyst believes could sell 31 million i – around ten million of that the new iPhone 5S/5C devices. John Paczkowski, writing forAllThingsD, says the analyst told investorsthe portion of new i sold during the quarter could rch 13 million if the whip on suppliers.At even 10 million iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C handsets sold in roughly just over a week, the figure would brk the sales pace of the iPhone 5 when it hit shelves.Paczkowski writes:Ten million new i sold in nine days is three million more than the seven million iPhone 5 units is estimated to have sold during the nine-day period at the end of fourth quarter 2012.However, the 31 million i predicted for the September quarter is nothing compared to the 50 million the analyst forecasts for the first quarter, which runs from October 1 through December 31.That period could potentially be fueled by adding huge distributions dls withChina MobilndJapan’s NTT DoCoMo. The two carriers would bring 760 million subscribers, contributing to an additional fifteen million i ch yr, according to the analyst.If anyone needed another rson why isbending itself into a pretzeltrying to woo the world’s largest carrier, China Mobile alone would contribute 10 million of that 15 million figure.

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