What If Apple Inc. (AAPL) Has Sold 73 million iPhones In Fourth Quarter As Ming Chi Kuo Predicts?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to report its fourth quarter and full year earnings on Tuesday, January 27. Many analysts report out their expectation on what Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s earnings might be and how many iPhone units have Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) sold in 2014, etc. KGI Securities Analyst, Ming Chi Kuo was considered to be one of the most accurate Apple Anlayst as he has reported expectations much closer to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s actual numbers in the past. A ‘BusinessInsider’ article discuss about Kuo’s prediction.


Most of the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) analysts go with the consensus number that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) might have sold around 66 million iPhones in the fourth quarter. But Kuo is expecting that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has sold around 73 million iPhones during the same period. If Kuo is right with the numbers, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will report out earnings that can easily beat the expectations hands down and we all know with such a beat, the stock should move up higher.

Kuo has reported his research note in AppleInsider, in which he posted the split in iPhone sales through the quarter ending December. According to Kuo, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has sold 42 million iPhone 6 and 16 million iPhone 6 plus, 9 million iPhone 5S, 4 million iPhone 5C and 1 million iPhone 4S during the fourth quarter in 2014.

Kuo has also forecasted that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be shipping around 62 million units of iPhones in the first quarter of 2015. Kuo’s prediction means that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) sales for fourth quarter will be up by more than 40% year-over-year and that basically sets the benchmark even for Apple standards.

If Apple has sold 73 million units as Kuo predicted, the revenue generated for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) with that might be around $44 billion. Will Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) be able to break the records set by iPhone 6 sales with its brand new Apple Watch is the biggest question that Apple has to answer in 2015.

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