iPhone and iPad sales set for 'significant increases'

iPhone and iPad sales set for 'significant increases'The iPhone and iPad. They're doing pretty well, no? Why yes they are, in fact the way it's going we're probably just a couple of years away from Apple being worth more than everything else in the world put together.

OK, that's an exaggeration, but not a big one. According to JP Morgan, sales of both the iPhone and iPad are set for 'significant increases'.

Of course analyst talk is cheap, and this sort of prediction has been made plenty of times before about other phones and platforms. But what sets aside JP Morgan's latest musings from predictions of Android's continued consolidation or forecasts of Windows Phone's rise from the depths is that here we're talking about a couple of devices that are already exceeding expectations.

Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz reckons Apple will have shipped 31.1 million iPhones in Q1 (up from 28.1m) once the numbers are tallied up, with full-year shipments now forecast at a massive 138.2m.

He says the iPhone 5 will launch in the second half of the year with a “thinner body and LTE capability” – which is what most people are saying, really.

It's an even rosier outlook when it comes to the iPad. Our man Moskowitz believes iPad shipments for the quarter will hit 13.8 million units, well up on the forecasted estimate of 10.1m, on the way to full-year sales of 69.6m units, almost 10m up on previous estimates.

Via Apple Insider

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blizzard7  Apr. 4, 2012 at 12:13

"Moskowitz believes iPad shipments for the quarter will hit 13.8 million units, well up on the forecasted estimate of 10.1m"

So he's basically forecasting on a forecast. :{

Pondlife  Apr. 4, 2012 at 14:59

Are they flying of the shelves then, doesn't seem to be any difficulty getting one as you might expect if they were selling that far above forecasts. (c30%)

Pondlife  Apr. 5, 2012 at 01:48

Pfft, this is nothing compared to the rise RIM managed in playbook sales, sold as many in one quarter as in previous three.

But more than a million total is all they will claim so maybe not lol
Given the low price that's really shocking to me, can see why developers are still in no hurry to work on apps.


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