Even after zipping past the previous iPhone sales record of 5 million combined units for the iPhone 5s and 5c, Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales are expected to climb even higher thanks to the latest statistical data released by Swiss brokerage firm, UBS’ Evidence Lab Phone Monitor. The firm has raised its estimates by stating that the tech giant’s current flagship smartphones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus will reach to 70.9 million units in the first quarter of 2015.
The 70.9 million figure exceeds the earlier count of 64 million units that the firm expected the iPhones to garner for the three month period; starting from the beginning of January, to the end of March. Earlier in the week, the Cupertino tech behemoth was rumored to be working on a faster 4 inch iPhone that was going to be released in 2015, but seeing as how successful the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus is going to be in the imminent future, there is no point for Apple to waste useful resources in manufacturing a smaller mobile device.
Steve Milunovich, who is a senior analyst present at the firm, stated that he was highly impressed with the sales performance of the company’s iPhones to the point that he has raised his overall sales forecast. Regardless, the senior analyst is still in doubt that Apple will not be able to cope up with the spike in demand. Apple will no doubt have an ace up its sleeve through its primary phone assembler Foxconn, so in terms of production issues, future iPhone customers have nothing to fear.
Furthermore, there is a higher demand for the phablet variant of the iPhone 6 in Asia so according to the analyst, Apple will be cutting production for the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 by 40 percent. Do you believe that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be able to continue their sales onslaught despite the fact that Android has the higher operating system market share? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.