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Apple to Ship 42.5 Million iPhones in Q4 2011, Says Analysts

If you have been keeping up with the news regarding Apple's latest and greatest smartphone, the iPhone 4S, then you will have no doubt heard that it has been selling like hotcakes and even breaking sales records. It is obvious that Apple has another winning handset on their hands. But how will Apple meet the ridiculous demands for the iPhone 4S? Well according to a report published today, Apple is on the case as they are allegedly planning to ship more units during the Q4 of this year.

iPhone 4S Holidays
The report came straight from Boy Genius Report, which states that several analysts are predicting that the Cupertino outfit will be shipping more iPhone 4S units during the 4th quarter of this year. According to UBS analyst Maynard Um's recent note to investors, “The timing of the 70 [international] launches could have some impact on sales ahead of the launch, the US/International split, and hence, our estimates look conservative. A similar 27.5 percent U.S. / 72.5 percent international split from this quarter would imply 42.5 million units in CY4Q or an upside of 14.5 million iPhones" says Um.

During the fiscal 4th quarter, Apple shipped 17.1 million iPhones which didn't exactly surpassed  expectations. According to analysts, this can be attributed to the rumors and anticipations that were built-up before the 4S's launch. But analysts are predicting that this coming holiday season, Apple will be experiencing a huge turnaround in terms of iPhone 4S sales.

Apple touted the launch of iPhone 4S as the "most successful iPhone launch" in history, selling more than 4 million units in just a span of 3 days since it was launched. When the 4S was announced during Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone" event last October 4, many were disappointed that it supports the same design as the iPhone 4 with a couple of upgraded specs and new features thrown in. But it seems that none of that matters anymore because the iPhone 4S is no doubt another successful product from the fruit company. [via BGR]

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