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Analyst predicts 13.5m iPhone sales by 2009

updated 12:30 pm EDT, Thu July 12, 2007

13.5m iPhone sales by '09?

RBC Capital is raising its estimates to reflect a predicted 13.5 million iPhone sales by the end of 2008. Checks suggest Apple may be planning to produce 8 million iPhones by the end of this year alone, which would put the company well ahead of its own announced hopes of selling 10 million phones within an 18-month period. Apple's plans for 2007 may include higher memory (16GB) iPhones, as well as refreshes to existing models at lower prices to stimulate demand, according to SeekingAlpha. Plans also could include inventory for iPhone launches in Canada, Europe, and Asia with a 3G/HSDPA-capable handset shipping by the spring of 2008 alongside a higher resolution display. Checks also point to a potential refresh in Apple's iPod line in the fourth quarter of this year which may well include an updated iPod nano, a new iPod model altogether, and a new video iPod. Some or all of the updated iPods could include iPhone-like features as well, according to the firm, with new devices adding more memory as well as integrated Wi-Fi capability moving forward.




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  1. wings_rfs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Fixed Your Headline

    Here MaCNN, let me help you with your headline....

    "Analyst predicts 13.5m iPhone sales by THE END OF 2008"

    Better run all future headlines by me before you post. I can read and comprehend. Sheeeshhh

  1. Loren

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    hedging?

    The headline allows them to hedge amonth or so.

    Frankly I predict 12 million by June 29, 2008.

    My hit list: - GPS enabled - swivel camera for iChat - selectable text

  1. Herod

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    so

    there only going to sell a volume of about a million phones from 2008-2009?

    i hope the head line is wrone or this iphone looks to be a stinker.

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    loren=stupid eskimo

    Loren,

    They will hit 12 million by June 21, 2008, at most it will take to June 24th.

    Get it straight.

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    No swivel camera.

    Apple is moving to solid-state hardware, and less (read: no) moving parts in their portable devices to increase reliability and survivability.

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