Susquehanna Financial’s Jeff Fidacaro issued a note to clients predicting that next weekend could be a “2 mln – 3 mln iPhone event” — two to three times bigger than the launches of Apple’s Phone 3G and 3GS in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
According to “Fortune” (http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/06/18/iphone-launch-2-3-million-says-analyst/), the analyst cites both the size of Tuesday’s pre-order (600,000 units) and what he expects to be strong upgrade demand, especially from owners of the iPhone 3G. With this in mind, Fidacaro is raising his iPhone numbers from:
° 7.8 million to 9.4 million for the third quarter;
° 36.8 million to 46.7 million for 2010.