As January 2015 winds down, Apple is gearing up to announce its Q1 2015 earnings report, which will include the holiday stretch. As expected, analysts are sending out their predictions based on their findings.
As revealed in a new research note released by Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, Apple could see a record-breaking quarter thanks to the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The note indicates that Huberty believes Apple could see 69 million in sales for the quarter. To compare, the first quarter of 2014 saw Apple sales reach 51 million units.
Not to be completely outdone, Huberty believes that the Mac lineup will also see some impressive numbers, as far as 5.8 million units. Morgan Stanley previously predicted that Apple would see 5.2 million in sales, which would have already broken the 5.5 million Macs number that was announced by Apple within the fourth quarter of 2014. However, while it’s good for the iPhone and Mac family, Huberty believes that the iPad lineup will continue to suffer a bit, with 22 million units sold in the first quarter of 2015. In the first quarter of 2014, Apple’s sales of iPads were 26 million, so the declining of Apple’s tablet lineup would certainly be felt if this prediction pans out.
Finally, the Apple Watch makes the prediction rounds as Huberty believes that Apple’s wearable could see 3 million units shipped during the first quarter of its availability.
Apple is scheduled to host its quarterly earnings event on Tuesday, January 27, with the report going out around 1:30PM PT/4:30PM ET. As usual, there will be a conference call that follows the release to go over some of the other key details.[via AppleInsider]