UBS thinks iPhone sales will shatter expectations this quarter

The iPhone 6 is big. And not just in terms of size, either.
The iPhone 6 is big. And not just in terms of size, either.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

According to a new research note issued by UBS’s Evidence Lab, the latest quarterly sales for the iPhone are set to be even more impressive than most people are anticipating.

And given that nobody is sleeping on the iPhone’s success as it is, that means some astonishingly big numbers.

T-Mobile Hints At Selling “Whole Array” Of Apple Products In The Future

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T-Mobile only recently started selling the iPhone, and it has proven to be a very good thing for the struggling carrier. By marketing itself as the hip “Un-Carrier” that charges less up front, T-Mobile is starting to see better days.

After the company reported healthy growth in its quarterly earnings report today, CEO John Legere made some comments about T-Mobile’s relationship with Apple. He said the carrier looks forward to carrying a “whole array” of Apple products in the future, hinting at more than just the iPhone. Could the iPad be next for T-Mobile after Apple announces new devices this fall?

NPD Joins The Chorus With Data To Show Apple At The Top Of Smartphone Sales

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Still winning.
Still winning.

The NPD Group announced a report today that confirms what many other analysts and data firms have been saying for a while now: Apple and Samsung are the top smartphone brands in terms of growth. Samsung and Apple’s combined unit sales rose 43 percent in the last year, from the second quarter of 2011 to the just finished second quarter of 2012. Other smartphone makers’s unit sales fell 16 percent.

iPhone Sales Accounted For 8% Of All Mobile Phone Sales Worldwide Last Quarter

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Apple is the third largest mobile phone manufacturer
Apple is the third largest mobile phone manufacturer

It’s one thing to listen to the number of iPhones sold during an Apple financials call and be impressed by the sheer volume and popularity of the iPhone. It’s also easy to miss the overall impact of those incredibly high numbers without some context.

Gartner’s latest mobile device data, however, offers an excellent point of context – just under 8% of all mobile phones sold worldwide last quarter were iPhones.