Analyst: Apple to Sell 10 Million iPhones In Next Quarter Alone
According to a new report from DigiTimes, Apple is due to sell more than 10 million iPhones in this fiscal quarter alone. Apple has been attempting to broaden their distribution from one quarter to the next, and now they have successfully done so in China and South Korea, as well as adding carriers in the UK and Canada.
Taiwan’s smartphone IC [integrated circuit] shipments reached 116.97 million units in the third quarter of 2009, up 30.9% sequentially, and market value amounted to US$613.7 million, up 32.0% sequentially, according to Taipei-based Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC). In the third quarter of 2009, sales of the Apple iPhone 3GS far exceeded expectations, and sales are expected to reach 10 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. iPhone chip suppliers have benefited from this development.
As some might recall, Steve Jobs announced when the iPhone was first unveiled that they hoped to sell 10 million iPhones by the year 2008. Selling that same amount in a single quarter shows how effective their strategy of expansion has been for driving unit sales.