The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may be Apple’s best-selling iPhones in history, racking up a massive 10 million+ sales in their first weekend alone, but how does this massive success translate into numbers going forward?
Ahead of today’s Apple earnings call, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has taken a shot at forecasting how the rest of the year may play out, in a research note to investors. His guess? All in, Apple can expect to sell between 56.7 million and 62.7 million iPhones this quarter.
If Munster’s on the money, that means unit sales of the iPhone could leap between 25 to 45% compared with the previous quarter last year. Not bad, huh?
Munster’s not alone in predicting big things, either. Many analysts are expecting iPhone sales to hit 60 million, with some going as high as 63 million.
By comparison, in Q4 last year, Apple sold 51 million handsets — which itself marked an all-time quarterly record.
Looking further into the future, Munster also dropped some figures on the Apple Watch, which he described as “conservative.” Munster thinks that first year sales will come in at around the 10 million mark, with Apple possibly selling 2 million in the January to March quarter, provided the device launches for Valentine’s Day.