IPhone sales have so far almost never showed signs of slowing, despite the lack of innovation that characterized, for example, the passage of the iPhone 4S to the iPhone 5. The contract in January between Apple and China Mobile, the world’s largest operator, ensures an important market in China.
The Cupertino company has asked its suppliers to produce between 70 and 80 million units by the end of the year. The iPhone 6, which will be unveiled in September, should exist in two versions, with two screen sizes: the two models should be larger than that of the iPhone 5 screen.
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A way for Apple to catch up on Samsung dominating the segment of large screen smartphones, but a technical challenge for manufacturers, which will provide larger screens but just as thin and lighter than the previous iPhone.
These forecasts exceed those that were made for iPhone 5S and 5C, which Apple had ordered before launch between 50 and 60 million units, a sign that Apple anticipates strong demand, especially for the holiday season.
The third quarter should be no surprise to Apple, even though analysts rather expect sales growth of 15% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts also look at whether iPad sales, lazy, straighten.
To Forrester, « the results show Apple in particular how the iPad and the Mac further complements the use of the iPhone. » « We believe that the shift to mobile is just beginning, said Frank Gillett, chief analyst, and the results show that Apple’s products continue to play a leading role in this transformation. «