Analyst Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital Markets said in a note to clients — as reported by “AppleInsider” (http://www.appleinsider.com) — that he expects Apple to report record sales of iPhones, Macs and iPads over the holiday period.
The analyst sees iPhone sales over the holidays increasing 84% year-over-year. At 16 million, that would exceed the previous record of 14.1 million iPhones sold in the Sept. 2010 quarter. In calendar year 2011, Abramsky expects Apple to sell a total of 70 million iPhones, which would account for 19% of the global smartphone market and help Apple achieve US$90.8 billion in revenue in its fiscal year 2011.
The analyst also thinks Apple will sell six million iPads and 4.2 million Macs in the holiday quarter, which concluded in December. Both the projected Mac and iPad sales would be new records for those product categories, as Apple achieved sales of 3.89 million Macs and 4.19 million iPads last quarter, notes “AppleInsider.”
Finally, Abramsky also sees Apple selling a total of 18.7 million iPods during the quarter.