While Apple's iPhone sales for the fourth fiscal quarter fell short of expectations at 17.07 million units, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted during the company's conference call that it expects to hit all-time record iPhone sales in the current quarter on the strength of the iPhone 4S.

Apple Blames Rumors for iPhone Sales Drop, Confident in Record Sales for Holiday Quarter
Cook noted that iPhone sales declined somewhat sequentially as rumors regarding a new model circulated. iPhone sales dropped by 2.4 million sequentially on a sell-through basis, which was actually less than the company had anticipated. Unsurprisingly, the reduction was most significant in the second half of the quarter as speculation surrounding the iPhone 4S "hit extreme highs". That pent-up demand led to a strong launch for the iPhone 4S, with Apple selling over four million units in the opening weekend.

iPhone rumors had been at a fever pitch for many months as Apple missed its usual June introduction of new hardware. Compounding the effect were persistent rumors of a dramatically redesigned "iPhone 5" offering a larger but thinner design than the current iPhone. Whether those iPhone 5 design rumors were incorrect or based on a design still in the works for a future model remains unknown, but the iPhone 5 was ultimately not released during this product cycle as Apple elected to remain with the iPhone 4 design as it launched the iPhone 4S.

Cook also expressed confidence in Apple's rollout plans for the iPhone 4S, with the device already available in seven countries and an additional 22 countries coming online by the end of this month. Record iPhone sales for the current quarter would come in above the 20.34 million units set in the third fiscal quarter (second calendar quarter) of this year. Apple has already issued strong guidance of $37 billion in total revenue for the current quarter, and with the iPhone making up the largest chunk of Apple's revenue, the company is clearly expecting strong sales at least through the end of the year.

Source http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/18/apple-confident-in-all-time-record-iphone-sales-for-holiday-quarter/



Add comment


Security code
Refresh

iPad & Apple News

Image
Just Need Another Shot To Get To The Other Side -- AppAdvice
Tuesday, 09 October 2012
Another Shot ($0.99) by Endless Huang is a side-scrolling run-and-gun game for the... Read more...
Image
Can You Save The Wild West In Cowboy Vs. Ninjas Vs. Aliens? -- AppAdvice
Tuesday, 09 October 2012
Cowboy vs. Ninjas vs. Aliens ($1.99) by Great Play: Free Games is a dual stick... Read more...
Image
Halloween Fun Comes Early As iHelicopters.net Releases iPhone-Controlled Insects -- AppAdvice
Tuesday, 09 October 2012
At AppAdvice, apps are foremost, but we also enjoy keeping you aware of other... Read more...
Image
Sick Of Looking At Newsstand? Put It In A Folder With StifleStand -- AppAdvice
Tuesday, 09 October 2012
If you’re sick of looking at Newsstand on your home screen, you may be excited to... Read more...
Image
Nightmarium Keeps Away Sleep -- AppAdvice
Monday, 08 October 2012
I remember being too afraid to fall asleep. It happened just last week. I’m... Read more...
Image
Gridditor Provides A Fresh New Take On Photo Editing On Your iDevice -- AppAdvice
Monday, 08 October 2012
Gridditor ($0.99) by Tai Shimizu is a unique way to look at photo editing. Yes,... Read more...
Image
Today's JailbreakCon Convention Has A Live Stream, Starts at 9 A.M. PDT -- AppAdvice
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Today, jailbreakers, is the day of JailbreakCon: a “worldwide jailbreak... Read more...
Image
Detailed Image Information For Your Jailbroken iDevice -- AppAdvice
Saturday, 29 September 2012
If you’re something of an iPhotographer, consider downloading Photo Info. This... Read more...
Image
How Long Can You Evade Your Own Ghosts In Catch-22? -- AppAdvice
Friday, 28 September 2012
Catch-22 ($0.99) by Mango Down! is a one tap puzzle game that’s simple to... Read more...
Image
Is Camera+ For iPad A Must-Have For iPad Photographers? -- AppAdvice
Friday, 28 September 2012
Camera+ for iPad ($0.99) by tap tap tap brings the best iPhone camera app to your... Read more...

MacRumors

Image
iPad to be Updated With UK 4G LTE Support, iPad Mini to be Wi-Fi Only?
Tuesday, 09 October 2012
According to a report in the Guardian, Apple is planning to revise the full-size... Read more...
Image
iPhone Usage Among U.S. Teens Hits 40% as iPad Continues to Gain Traction
Tuesday, 09 October 2012
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster today released a report outlining the results of... Read more...
Image
Lodsys Offers Update on In App Purchase Patent Dispute, Claims Licensing Momentum
Tuesday, 09 October 2012
Nearly a year and a half ago, patent holding firm Lodsys threatened to file suit... Read more...
Image
Crazy Taxi Coming to iPhone and iPad This Month
Monday, 08 October 2012
SEGA announced today that classic video game Crazy Taxi is coming to the iPhone and... Read more...
Image
Angry Birds Star Wars Comes Out November 8th
Monday, 08 October 2012
In what is perhaps the inevitable next step for the marketing juggernaut that is... Read more...
Image
An Inside Look at Apple's Role in the Patent Industry
Monday, 08 October 2012
In the seventh installment of its "iEconomy" series focused on Apple, The New York... Read more...
Image
Apple's Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter Begins Shipping
Monday, 08 October 2012
Apple has just begun notifying the first wave of customers who ordered the company's... Read more...
Image
Apple Publicly Responds to Complaints of Purple Lens Flare on iPhone 5 Photos
Sunday, 07 October 2012
Soon after the release of the iPhone 5, some users began noticing a purple flare or... Read more...
Image
'Apple Store' App Updated for iPhone 5
Saturday, 06 October 2012
Apple today updated its Apple Store app for iOS [App Store], adding support for the... Read more...
Image
Apple Gives Additional Year of Increased iCloud Storage to Former MobileMe Members
Friday, 05 October 2012
Last year, when MobileMe transitioned from a pay-service to the the free iCloud,... Read more...