Apple is on track to sell a record 240-250 million iPhones in fiscal year 2021, topping a previous record of 231 million iPhones sold in fiscal year 2015, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives.
“While Street predicts about 220 million iPhone units for FY21, we believe based on this current trajectory, and in a bull phase, Cupertino still has the potential to sell north of 240 million units (~ 250 million may be in the cards – an eye appears figure) that could easily darken the previous Apple record of 231 million units sold in FY15, “said Ives, in a research note shared with MacRumors today.
Ives estimates that 350 million iPhone users worldwide are currently “in the window for an upgrade”, which he believes has been “translated into a unique motorcycle upgrade” for Apple this year.
If this forecast turns out to be accurate, the iPhone 12 series may prove to be the most popular since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which saw great demand for the launch in September 2014 due to their larger screen sizes. Samsung already offered several smartphones with screen sizes on or off the 5-inch mark at the time.