Apple may even see its first yr-on-yr gross sales decline for iPhone shipments this vacation season, a revered analyst predicts.
The corporate is estimated to promote between 70 million to 75 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus units in the course of the vacation gross sales quarter, in comparison with the 74.5 million bought within the comparable interval final yr.
The analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, additionally predicted gross sales of simply 3.5 million to 4 million Apple Watches through the busy first quarter of the 2016 fiscal yr, which incorporates the vacation purchasing season, indicating that the wearable has not but acquired the mass market curiosity some had anticipated.
Kuo famous that iPhone gross sales have been robust within the present quarter, which included the launch of the new handsets, however attributed the upper yr-on-yr gross sales to elevated output of the new telephones together with the introduction of China as a launch market apart from the standard territories. He remarked that the present will increase weren’t based mostly on demand.
“As we don’t anticipate general demand for iPhone 6s to be considerably stronger than that for iPhone 6, we anticipate shipments momentum might steadily decline in 4Q15-1Q16F on a YoY foundation. We anticipate iPhone may even see its first YoY shipments decline within the first quarter of a yr in 2016, ” Kuo wrote in a analysis note.
Kuo additionally indicated that gross sales of Macs and iPads ought to stay regular in contrast with these of the identical interval final yr, with roughly 5.5 million Macs and 15 million iPads anticipated to be bought in fiscal Q1 2016.
Nevertheless, Kuo predicted a possible rise in revenues from iPad gross sales, as he famous that the lately launched and costlier iPad Professional will earn the corporate extra iPad gross sales than its predecessors, together with the decrease priced iPad Mini.
Kuo additionally revised his predictions for iPad Professional shipments considerably downward because of provide constraints based mostly on high quality points with the Sharp manufactured panel featured on the slate. Earlier estimates of 4 million to 5 million have been lowered to 2 million.
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