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Holiday iPhone, Mac sales could hit new records while iPad sales will continue to lag

Holiday iPhone, Mac sales could hit new records while iPad sales will continue to lag

All Things Apple Inc.
January 20, 2015

Apple is scheduled to hold its first quarter results conference call on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Before then, Wall Street analysts will be out in full force with predictions on how many iPhone, iPad, and Mac units Apple sold between October and December 2014.

On Tuesday, Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty told investors that she expects iPhone sales to reach between 67 million and 69 million units. The analyst expects Mac sales to top 5.8 million units. If these numbers are correct, they would both represent records for Apple.

During the first quarter of 2014, Apple reported iPhone sales of 51.04 million units. Mac sales year over year topped 4.8 million units. In October, Apple announced record Mac sales totaling 5.52 million units.

Huberty’s positive forecast doesn’t extend to iPad sales. She believes that just 22 million tablets were sold during the holiday quarter. This would be a drop of 4 million units year over year.

During the first quarter of 2014, Apple sold a record 26 million iPads. Since then, sales for Apple’s tablet line have steadily declined, leading to rumors that an “iPad Pro” will be launched later this year with a stylus in tow.

In total, the analyst expects Apple to announce revenue of nearly $69 billion, with a 38.7 percent gross margin.

As noted on Apple’s Investor Relations webpage, Apple’s Q1 2015 conference call will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. PST / 5 p.m. EST.

It will be accessible via audio webcast at this link. 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.

Check back here on AppAdvice on Jan. 27 for a summary of Apple’s Q1 2015 results.

Via: AppleInsider
Photo: Mirror Online

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