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iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending April 25

John Cox | April 28, 2014
Aesthetics reared its ugly, or beautiful (depending on your side of the debate), head in the iOSphere this week, as commentarians contemplated the question of whether real iPhones have curves.

Matei pulls Chen's figures from the FT post and writes: "In turn, this means that Apple intends on shipping roughly 70 million iPhone 6 units in 2014." Of course, it means nothing of the kind. Neither Chen nor Matei have any knowledge of what Apple "intends."

Matei concludes, "Apple seems to have a lot of faith in its upcoming iPhone 6...." This is equally meaningless, since there's no way from way, based on a stock analysts estimate of future product sales, what the degree of Apple's "faith" whatever that would mean in its product.

For a picture of quarterly iPhone sales, check out this bar chart from  Q1 in Apple's fiscal year is the October-December quarter, which usually has the highest number of unit sales. The chart shows that every quarter's sales have been higher than the year-earlier quarter, and that sales continue to climb overall.

That seems like a pretty solid foundation for anyone's "faith."


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