• Shipments of Apple's iPhone Expected to Rise in Q4 2014 and Drop in Q1 2015



    According to a new report from KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, shipments of Apple’s iPhone are expected to rise to 71.5 million units in Q4 2014 before the company decreases shipments to an estimated 49.4 million units in Q1 2015. Kuo continued by noting that he expects shipments of the iPhone 6 to outnumber shipments of the iPhone 6 Plus by a 2:1 ratio. He said the following regarding the matter:

    We attribute the shortage of iPhone 6 Plus partly to less smooth production than iPhone 6. Moreover, while iPhone 6 Plus attracted greater attention when it was launched, we think more consumers will prefer iPhone 6 as they can operate the handset with one hand. Eventually, iPhone 6 shipments will outperform those of the iPhone 6 Plus model.
    For those of you who didn’t know, sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus topped ten million during the launch weekend for both devices with the larger model even seeing several supply constraints. More recently, shipping times for the iPhone 6 Plus started to improve with the 16 GB model showing a 7-10 day shipping estimate and the 64 GB model showing an estimate of 2-3 weeks. A previous survey conducted by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) notes that US customers are favoring the iPhone 6 over the iPhone 6 Plus by a 3:1 ratio.

    We’ll have to wait and see how accurate the analyst’s predictions are but it should be noted that Kuo’s predictions are usually pretty on point.

    Source: KGI Securities via MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Shipments of Apple's iPhone Expected to Rise in Q4 2014 and Drop in Q1 2015 started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      I do not care what Ming-Chi Kuo, thinks I am very pleased with my 128GB Gold 6 plus
    1. LeslieBee's Avatar
      LeslieBee -
      Quote Originally Posted by tridley68 View Post
      I do not care what Ming-Chi Kuo, thinks I am very pleased with my 128GB Gold 6 plus
      I am very pleased with my new 32GB Gold 5S. Fits in my hand, doesn't bend, has no memory problems, and I saved a lot.
      Now that it's jailbroken, I'm in heaven!
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      I operate my 6+ with one hand.
    1. LeslieBee's Avatar
      LeslieBee -
      Quote Originally Posted by novadam View Post
      I operate my 6+ with one hand.
      Who are you, Paul Bunyan?
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      big hands.

      hi ladies.
    1. LeslieBee's Avatar
      LeslieBee -
      Quote Originally Posted by novadam View Post
      big hands.

      hi ladies.
      I read your comments aloud to the family after Thanksgiving dinner--got big laughs. Thanks!!
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      Quote Originally Posted by LeslieBee View Post
      I read your comments aloud to the family after Thanksgiving dinner--got big laughs. Thanks!!
      ??? Thanksgiving is Thursday its Tuesday?????
    1. LeslieBee's Avatar
      LeslieBee -
      Quote Originally Posted by WHUDS View Post
      ??? Thanksgiving is Thursday its Tuesday?????
      You're so right, sorry. We had to have it early this year so all the family could attend. It was delicious, thanks for asking. LOL
    1. spinal_cord's Avatar
      spinal_cord -
      "Shipments of Apple's iPhone Expected to Rise in Q4 2014 and Drop in Q1 2015" -- You don't say! A gadget producing company are expecting to sell more of something on the run up to a major gift giving holiday and less after it?! Why does it take an expert to tell people something as obvious as that?
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      Quote Originally Posted by spinal_cord View Post
      "Shipments of Apple's iPhone Expected to Rise in Q4 2014 and Drop in Q1 2015" -- You don't say! A gadget producing company are expecting to sell more of something on the run up to a major gift giving holiday and less after it?! Why does it take an expert to tell people something as obvious as that?
      Is it because this is an Apple site and it shows demand for iphone 6 ?
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Kind of a no brainer..i mean really.
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