On Monday, Apple is going to report last fiscal quarter’s earnings after the markets close. Before the actual announcement takes place, analysts are now making predictions about unit sales, expected revenue and net profit. We have already heard that Apple is expected to have sold over 55.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, today predictions from various analysts pegs unit sales of all iPads at 25 million, at the very least.
Fortune has put together unit sales estimates from 45 Apple analysts, 17 amateurs and 28 professionals. iPad sales are bit harder to estimate in the previous quarter, given the fact that by the time iPad Air hit the market, it had already missed one-third of the quarter. When the iPad mini with Retina display finally showed up after almost two weeks, supplies remained extremely tight in the run up to the lucrative holiday shopping season. Amateur analysts are bit more bullish as compared to the professionals, they believe that unit sales have surged 16 percent year over year, while consensus among all analysts is that Apple has sold 25 million iPads which results in a 10 percent year over year growth. A recent report suggested that in the previous quarter, iPad Air accounted for almost half of all Apple tablet sales in the U.S., whereas the tight supply of iPad mini with Retina display left it trailing behind the original iPad mini, which came in second place.
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