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Apple may have sold a mind-blowing 73 million iPhones in last quarter

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:55PM EST
iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 5s Sales
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Apple on Tuesday will announce its financial numbers for its fiscal Q1 2015, and a well-connected analyst who’s been very accurate about the company in the past thinks they’re going to be off the charts.  KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has penned a research note flagged by AppleInsider that says the iPhone maker may have sold even more iPhones during the period than the most optimistic estimate.

FROM EARLIER: Apple may have sold 69M iPhones during Christmas quarter, shattering records and estimates

Recently, analysts from UBS said Apple may have sold a record 69 million iPhones in the December quarter, but Kuo thinks Apple sold 4 million more units, for a total of 73 million.

Of those, Kuo says 42 millions were iPhone 6 units, 16 million were iPhone 6 Plus units, with the rest being made up of the remaining iPhone versions in Apple’s lineup, including iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

Assuming Kuo is accurate, Apple’s iPhone sales would be up 43% compared to last year and Apple’s holiday iPhone-only sales may amount to an incredible $44 billion for the period. Comparatively, Google is expected to bring in $15 billion in total revenue during the same time.

Apple is expected to continue its strong iPhone momentum in the March 2015 quarter, when it could sell up to 61.7 million units.

A table showing Kuo’s expectations for Apple’s December and March quarters follows below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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