Apple Expected To Sell 10 Million iPhones 5s In First Week!

Apple Expected To Sell 10 Million iPhones 5s In First Week!

Expect huge queues and a lengthy wait for the iPhone 5.

We know the iPhone 5 is going to be huge for Apple. With its rumored 4-inch display, a new dock connector, LTE connectivity, and more, it will be the most significant iPhone upgrade since the device made its debut back in 2007. It’s going to be so big that one analyst believes Apple will sell a staggering 10 million new iPhones in the week after its launch.

That’s Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster’s prediction for the new iPhone. He said in a research note:

We believe that if the 21st is the actual ship date, Apple could sell 6 million to 10 million iPhone 5s in the final week of September barring supply issues.

That’s an incredible number of iPhones to sell in just one week. In comparison, the iPhone 4 sold 1.4 million devices in its first 3 days of availability, while the iPhone 4S sold 4 million units during its launch weekend a year later. But 10 million in just 7 days… that’s mind-blowing.

It’s a wide estimate, of course, so we shouldn’t get too excited. But it does seem feasible. As I mentioned earlier, Apple fans have been waiting for a major iPhone refresh since the iPhone 4 two years ago, and its redesign and all its new features will give users a huge incentive to upgrade their handset.

As Munster notes, however, that prediction is supply permitting. Apple could see 10 million customers during the iPhone 5’s first week, but if it can only produce 7 million devices, that estimation may fall short. Having said that, online orders for the device should count from the day they were placed — even if it takes 4 weeks for them to ship.

  • Steve Staffan

    I’ll be getting one!

  • Tallest_Skil

    I’ll be getting one!

    9,999,999 to go.

  • Linton Russell
    I’ll be getting one!

    9,999,999 to go.

    I’m in so 9,999,998 to go

  • baby_Twitty

    I want one :)

  • Steffen Jobbs

    Foxconn won’t be able to keep up because the demand will be so high. There’s undoubtedly an awful lot of pent-up demand. Even though there will be many iPhone outlets, the lines will still form at many of the key retail stores. If Apple has ten million iPhones in stock it will sell every one of them within a week’s time. The next iPhone’s unit sales will put Galaxy S III sales to shame. It doesn’t matter if the tech pundits are not impressed with the iPhone because iPhone sales are going to shatter every sales record in the book.

  • jeffythequick

    I’ll be lining up at my computer to order one. Right behind Mrs. thequick, and 4 of thequick children.

    So, we’re down to 9,999,992.

    Glad I picked up that AAPL stock in the mid $200’s, and admire those that got it lower!

  • Noah Stahl

    Add a poll to ask how many people will be pre-ordering/ buying one in that first week

  • harryhersbach

    I am not getting one, after all the 3G 3GS 4 and 4S and Ipad 1 2 3, i am using IOS 6 Beta 4, and i do not see any big changes.There are more good Phones out there.I am a Huge fan of Apple, but Design/Software tired.Not buying one because it is a Hype..NO.

  • Tallest_Skil

    I am not getting one, after all the 3G 3GS 4 and 4S and Ipad 1 2 3, i am using IOS 6 Beta 4, and i do not see any big changes.There are more good Phones out there.I am a Huge fan of Apple, but Design/Software tired.Not buying one because it is a Hype..NO.

    Man, if you could actually write English correctly, I would’ve had a great post here telling you just how incredibly trollish and wrong you are, but I’m also making the assumption that you couldn’t read it, either.

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