Analysts exclaimed that Apple will “set the world on fire” with “unbelievably massive sales” from iPhone 6, prepped for launch in less than two months.
It has been reported that iPhone’s next generation that is said to come in two varieties will hit the markets sometime in mid-September.
“As well as they did with the iPhone this quarter, with all the rumors of a new iPhone [this fall], I was impressed with the results,” revealed Analyst Van Baker of Gartner. “That tells me when the next generation comes out, they’re going to set the world on fire,” he added.
During the second quarter, Apple reportedly sold 32.5 million iPhones. It may have not exceeded Wall Street’s anticipated results, but it showed a 13% increase from last year’s sales. However, their sales slumped during the fourth quarter due to the release of new models.
Apple committed a near $21 billion to third party manufacturers for equipment and components. Apparently, the total amount inidcates how Apple is making its own forecasts for the coming quarter. In line with this, Apple heaved up for a range of lastest products announcements this fall.
Also, the $21 billion is allegedly 46% greater than last year’s same period, a quarter prior to the unveiling of the iPhone 5S and 5C.
The iPhone 6 sports a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch model. The said device is said to be Apple’s counter-attack on Samsung’s and HTC’s “phablets.” The smaller iPhone6 may as well be distributed earlier than its bigger model.
Apple’s iPhone screen-widening is believed to be a tactic since “phablets” from different companies have been roaring their way to the markets. The said handset will be Apple’s stepping stone in crushing its enemies.
The company’s expenditure, $5.6 million in commitment, for tooling and equipment intrigued Jan Dawson, analyst of Jackdaw Research.