MacNN | Analyst: iPad mini, iPhone sales exceed expectations
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Analyst: iPad mini, iPhone sales exceed expectations
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 4:53pm

Apple's recent iPhone and iPad mini sales may have exceeded initial expectations, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. In an note distributed to investors and later quoted by AppleInsider, Huberty claims sources within Apple's supply chain have reported stronger-than-expected revenue and orders for the December quarter, likely as a result of strong demand for the new iPhone and iPad mini.



Although the company has faced inventory shortages and shipping delays, component supplies are said to be improving. Yield rates for the in-cell touchscreen panels used in the iPhone 5 are claimed to have reached 70 to 80 percent, helping the company meet strong demand. Huberty suggests Apple's sales still have time to improve ahead of the holiday shopping season, and may beat general expectations for the following quarter ending in March. Early supplies of both the iPad mini and iPhone 5 sold out, though final numbers for the quarter remain unclear. Apple is continuing to launch the iPhone 5 and iPad mini in additional markets across the globe, adding further uncertainty to the sales forecasts.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • Pro-democracy protesters targeted with malware on iOS, Android - 1:47 AM EST
  • Find My iPhone web page lets users check on Activation Lock status - 12:03 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • California passes bill limiting student social media data collection - 7:42 PM EST
  • Briefly: Hearthstone expansion, PlayStation Plus October games - 5:47 PM EST
  • Google increases cash rewards for Chrome bug bounties - 5:20 PM EST
  • Hyperkin accused of using no-commercial-use emulators in console - 5:00 PM EST
  • Microsoft Windows Insider launches, Windows 10 preview available - 12:40 PM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.