Apple Projected to Beat Wall Street Estimates with 39 Million Quarterly iPhones Shipped

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's quarterly iPhone sales may beat Wall Street estimates, based on new data from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. According to the firm's AlphaWise Smartphone Tracker, Apple could sell as many as 39 million iPhones in the second calendar quarter of the year, beating Wall Street's predicted 35 million and topping the 31.2 million sold in the same quarter last year.

    Huberty believes iPhone sales will get a boost this quarter due to deep discounts on iPhone upgrades that entice consumers to buy a new iPhone, despite the upcoming rumored launch of the iPhone 6. Apple recently launched a promotion that encourages customers to trade-in their old iPhone and receive credit towards an iPhone 5s or 5c. Apple is offering iPhone 4 users up to $99, while iPhone 4s owners can get up to $199 as a store credit, making an upgrade to a subsidized iPhone 5s virtually free.

    Carriers and third-party retailers also have discounted the iPhone in recent weeks, with Best Buy last month offering up to $200 trade-in value for customers who bring in an older iPhone and upgrade to an iPhone 5s or 5c. To maintain this sales momentum, Apple also may start selling the iPhone along with contract-free calling and data plans for T-Mobile and AT&T.

    Morgan Stanley's "AlphaWise" smartphone tracker compiles sales data using Google Trends data and historically is more accurate at forecasting iPhone sales than Wall Street consensus estimates, although Huberty may still tweak her numbers in the closing weeks of the quarter.

    Article Link: Apple Projected to Beat Wall Street Estimates with 39 Million Quarterly iPhones Shipped
  2. macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    First WWDC and now this. Clearly Apple is aimless and struggling... :D

    Sarcasm, in case anyone was wondering.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2011
    What's a "Quarterly iPhone"? An iPhone you have to drop a coin into to make a call?
  4. macrumors 68020

    Apr 2, 2008
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2008
    I'm guessing the smartphone market has been growing as well. I wonder what their market share this year vs last year is? All I know is I see a lot less people with iPhones then I used to.

    I'll use my friends as an example. We were out grabbing food and 6 had Androids 2 had iphones. Year of the iphone 4 it would have been the reverse.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    Wall Street: Apple projected to beat Wall Street projections

  7. macrumors 65816

    Nov 16, 2010
    Yes and as soon as they beat expectations stock will drop and everyone will complain.
  8. macrumors G4

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    If its just iPhone users trading up then its really just a Wall Street revenue story, not an iPhone momentum story. A iPhone user who trades up in June isn't going to trade up in Oct. The real story will be if the iPhone 6 = people switching from Android or non-smart phones. That is where actual growth is shown.
  9. macrumors 603


    Mar 11, 2013
    They'll still be disappointed. There will always be something to complain about.
  10. macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2008
    I spilled water on my iphone 4 yesterday. I was like three more months, just need 3 more months to live. Turned it off and it was working this morning... phew! :D Probably would've gotten a Nexus 5 in the interim had it died.
  11. macrumors 6502


    Oct 19, 2005
    Considering the iPhone 6 is around the corner, this is pretty impressive. Personally, I wouldn't be buying one if I knew a later model was close-by, but having sales no doubt helps, big time.
  12. macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2010
    You can't forget they barely started in China, making it relatively more easy to grow. I'm wondering whether they are also growing significantly in US and European markets, where they already have quite some market share.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2011
    This could be a typical analyst "pump" scheme. Rest assured, if they do not beat earnings estimates and the stock tanks, said analysts will not take responsibility for being wrong in their projections. Either way, the real story in Apple's stock future will be how well received any new product announcements are, and how strong the iPhone 6 demand really turns out to be. I am holding my shares because I believe the demand pent up for a larger iPhone is massive.
  14. macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2009
    No kidding. Katy Huberty *is* a Wall Street analyst. Therefore, if Apple delivers 39 million iPhones this quarter, they will have met, not beaten, "Wall Street estimates".
  15. macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2013
    You just had to get the word "Beat(s)" in the title didn't you Macrumors :p
  16. macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
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  17. macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2014
    Really surprising. Totally fed up with my tiny iphone, if the larger 6 weren't on the horizon, I would be ready to jump ship... :mad:
  18. macrumors 65816

    Apr 21, 2011
    I'm seeing the opposite. iPhones everywhere. And the one friend I know that has an Android, he got it free at his carrier.


    Apple is going to explode by December. Look for easily $125 a share...EASILY.
  19. macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2014
    Dear god Katy Huberty stop stop stop stop. Apple stock is FINALLY doing well. The last thing we need is overhyped expectations going into earnings. Follow guidance, they aren't lying.
  20. M-O
    macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    Future headline: "Apple fails to deliver new hardware products as they beat quarterly estimates"
  21. macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    They can predict anything they want. But the only way we'll get the truth, it seems, is for someone to forward the comment to Jim Dalrymple and wait for his one-word response.
  22. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Exactly, though the actual story is that Morgan Stanley is forecasting at the higher end of Wall Street for "quarterly iPhones shipped."

    Still, this story should be accompanied by an oxymoron alert. MR would feel badly if they didn't make our brains hurt at least once a day. They scored twice in the one story.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    This honestly is nothing short of amazing considering we're over half a year past the release of the latest model. I cannot wait for this fall's releases.
  24. macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2008
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2013
    Apple's Still Doomed (sarcasm)

    With stock split and will go to $100/share pretty soon or all time high within the next few months...Larger iPhone 6, iWatch, new larger iPad, MacBook Air with Retina, new Mac Mini, Apple TV, iOS 8, OS 10 Yosemity, HomeKit and HealthKit accessories and who knows another category at 5.5" screen device (iPhone?, Apple-Gamepad or god know what other name...)...with the healthy product pipeline, it's enough to shoot the stocks to the sky. Still, some numbnuts still says Apple's doomed. Wait and see.

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