News by admin on Friday May 15, 2015.
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Apple always has bumper quarters, but the last two have been particularly special with the company smashing records during Q4 in 2014 and then easily besting its own personal numbers for the first quarter. Now analysts are saying Cupertino will continue its record breaking run by having a stellar second quarter too.Considering Apple normally beats what analysts predict, we can only assume that things are about to get even better for the iPhone maker. Most Wall Street analysts are saying the iPhone will sell 45 million units through the three month period ending June 30th, but researcher UBS Evidence Labs says the number will be more like 51.1 million units. That's not just a randomly picked researcher either as USB Evidence Labs has a solid track record in getting Apple's sales figures right. Apple has been doing very well in China, recently becoming the number one smartphone vendor in the country in fact, and USB says this popularity in the most populous country in the world will be the main factor in continued high iPhone sales. With growth also visible in the main European markets, it seems Apple's train is unlikely to slow down anytime soon, especially as there is evidence that the iPhone 6 is stealing customers from Android. The only real question is, when will the slow down happen, when will the bubble burst? Well, doom and gloom is never far away from Apple when talking to Wall Street experts, but the truth is Cupertino seems to be untouchable right now. Expect sales to dip in the third quarter, they always do in anticipation of a new iPhone, but when the iPhone 7 (or iPhone 6s) is launched the crazy cycle will just start all over again.