I predict that Apple will raise guidance before the end of December for this quarter. Then, after they blow out earnings for this quarter they will raise guidance for next quarter as sales will be huge in Asia next quarter. Then the hype for the larger iPhone 6 will begin. It will be the biggest roll-out since the first iPhone. At some point next year the market will realize that Apple will do at least $50.00 a share in earnings in fiscal 2014 and reward Apple with a 16 p/e. That will put Apple at 800.
I will give you one number that I believe Apple will easily hit. They will sell between 65mm and 70mm iPhones. Here's why: They are currently making 500,000 5s's a day and selling all of them. That is 45mm for the quarter. The ratio of 5s/5c sales are 3:1, which means they will sell 15mm 5c's in the quarter. Add to that the 4s's and you are in the 65mm to 70mm range. It took them a little time to ramp up to the 500k daily output for the 5s so that may take 5mm back, but, then you have to factor in China Mobile. You also have to factor in that even before CM sales, Apple has skyrocketed to the largest smart phone selling in China from 6th place just in this quarter alone. So, I would say 60mm on the very low end and 70 million on the high-end.
They are NUMBER 1!!! Get it, loser? They paid 6 billion in taxes in 2012. More than any other corporation in the world.
Before the CM deal. Unbelievable.
Pegatron is a foreign company, it is not Apple. It is one of hundreds of companies in Apples supply chain. Apple has taken a very strong stance on human rights with its foreign suppliers -- despite cultural differences. Apple is the reason why foxconn has dramatically improved working conditions. Apple is a great AMERICAN company and the largest taxpayer the the U.S. Treasury.
Samsung on the other hand is a lying, thieving, slimy, company that routinely employs child labor and kills its DIRECT employees by exposing them to toxic chemicals in their silicon chip fabrication plants. The poor employees have no recourse against powerful Samsung. So, they just continue to die of cancer.
It doesn't matter. On January 22nd this baby will have to spike hard on a massive quarter. The longer they try and keep it down, the bigger the spike will be.
Where does all this human trash come from?
didn't you get 20 thumbs down?
About 200 million. Of which Apple will add 10-15% in fiscal 2014. That's 20-30 million new unit sales in 2014 on top of already great numbers.
If you carelessly crack you screen you should have to buy a replacement. Enjoy you cheap piece of #$%$ tablet in the wrong ecosystem. Enjoy the malware. Enjoy Google spying on your every move. Enjoy very few apps written to display on Android tablets VS 500,000 in iOS. Enjoy being stranded on an outdated OS with no ability to upgrade.