Unlike fanboys, I'm not entranced by Apple. I use and love their products though. I'm interested in people's sales predictions. Apple put out a press release stating that they sold 9 million phones in the opening weekend. What they didn't tell you was how many were sitting in inventory. Analysts estimate as high as 3-4 million. So they may have sold just 5-6 million on opening weekend. Also, this is 2 phones. And they launched in China on day 1, something they've never done before. How does this stack up? The iPhone 5 sold 5 million its first weekend, and they never launched in China. And they didn't have 2 new phones. This leads me to the conclusion that demand for Apple's iPhones has declined, if in fact some millions of iPhones were sitting in channel inventory when Apple made its announcement. My prediction is... there's a reality distortion field at play. I don't think Apple's sales are going to be much more than the iPhone 5's ending the first 3 month quarter. My prediction is that for the year this product cycle lasts, sales are going to be in decline with no growth and it's going to get worse and worse throughout next year. The reason I think Apple will struggle after this initial rush is that: 1. New Android phones will continue their assault. The MotoX isn't half bad, and there's always the huge Note 3 or S4. 2. As much as Apple has innovated the hardware (specs) inside the iPhone, they didn't change the design/screensize. I think people want a larger screen and they're getting bored with Apple's iPhones. I could be wrong. What is your prediction?