July 2, 2014
Is Apple set to announce another record quarter for iPhone shipments? Wells Fargo believes so, according to AppleInsider. The company’s Maynard Um has forecasted that Apple sold 36.5 million iPhones between May and June. If correct, it would be Apple’s best June quarter to date, easily surpassing the 31.2 million units sold during the same period last year. The analyst says the addition of new iPhone carriers worldwide and special promotions are factors behind the projected numbers. Since April, 16 new iPhone carriers have been added, bringing the worldwide total to 332 carrier partners. Additionally, the iPhone is now available in four new countries, including: Brunei, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, and Lebanon. Um also thinks Apple may have earned $38.2 billion in revenue during the quarter, an estimate slightly higher than the $37.9 billion average expectation from Wall Street. Beyond the iPhone, Um believes Apple sold 12 million iPads, 3.9 million Macs, and 1.9 million iPods during the quarter. Last month, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty told investors that “there is demand among consumers for 39 million iPhones units” for the three months ending June 28. Cupertino will report the results of its third quarter on Monday, July 22. Notably, this call will be the first to be conducted under Luca Maestri, who succeeded Peter Oppenheimer as Apple’s new CFO a month ago. As noted in Apple’s Investor Relations webpage, the conference call will take place at 2 p.m. PDT. It will be accessible via audio webcast on the Apple Events webpage. If you have an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 4.2 or above, any Mac running OS X 10.6.8 or above, or any PC running QuickTime 7 or later, you’ll be able to listen to the call live on your device. See also: Purchase Window For AppleCare+ Plans For iPhone And iPad Extended To 60 Days, Apple Launches The Newly Revised 16GB iPod touch Internationally, and Apple Begins Implementing Two-Step Verification For Its iCloud Web App Suite.