by Brent Dirks
January 14, 2014
According to at least one analyst, Apple’s recently completed holiday quarter was one for the record books with around 80 million iOS devices sold. Appleinsider first reported on the information from analyst T. Michael Walkley at Canaccord Genuity. The firm used sales surveys to come up with the specific numbers. On the iPhone side, Apple is projected to have sold 54 million devices during the holiday quarter, which wrapped up at the end of December. That would be a 13 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago. Not surprisingly, the analyst said the iPhone 5s outsold the iPhone 5c by a 2-to-1 margin. Sales of the iPad are projected to have shot up 8 percent compared to the year ago quarter, with sales of 24.8 million units. In total, that would be more than 78.8 million iOS devices sold during the quarter, not even counting the iPod touch. Walkley stated demand was especially high for the flagship iOS products – the iPhone 5s and iPad Air. Apple will officially announce quarterly results near the end of the month on Monday, Jan. 27. For other news today, see: The iPhone 5c Has Lifted iPhone 5s Sales, Apple Is Now Hiring Engineers For Its New Arizona Plant, and Looks Like Samsung Will Be Copying Apple Again When They Release The Galaxy S5.