1. Michael Essany's Avatar

    From 50 million to 90 million units, there are some analysts who are so far apart on their quarterly sales projections for iOS-powered devices last quarter that there's no chance they'll ever meet in the middle.

    With Apple set to announce quarterly earnings results next week, expectations are generally high regarding how many iPhones and iPads Apple sold during the holiday quarter ending December 31st. But the difference between strong and really strong sales could make a massive difference to AAPL investors.

    The projections from Braeburn Group see a more narrow gap between projections, although the gap is still significant.

    The consensus among the 44 analysts we've heard from so far -- 27 professionals and 17 amateurs -- is unit sales of 55.3 million iPhones, up 16% from the same quarter last year.
    This time, Fortune asserts, the pros and the amateurs are not that far apart, "The average among the more bullish indies is 57.1 million iPhones; the pros are at 54.1 million. The gap between the highest individual estimate and lowest is 9.7 million. A year ago, the gap between high and low was almost 20 million," the report reads.

    Apple's fiscal Q1 2014 earnings will be posted after markets close on Monday, January 27th. Stay with MMi for complete coverage of the results and earnings call.

    Source: Fortune
    2014-01-20 07:49 PM
  2. bigboyz's Avatar
    Can't we "surprised" anymore? Everything has to be analyzed to the 100th degree. Just watch it happen and shut up. Thank you.
    2014-01-20 08:19 PM
  3. Christophxr's Avatar
    Surprised? Lol.
    2014-01-20 08:27 PM
  4. 8lias's Avatar
    Analysts are like "anal cysts", pain the in the *****.
    2014-01-21 12:08 AM