Earlier this month, a research suggested that iPhone 5S is still the top smartphone in the world, followed by a few Samsung devices — the Galaxy S5 was not launched during the test period so it was taken in to account for the study.
It’s been over six months since Apple released its upgraded iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina. A new report estimates that iPhone will see a slight increase in sales in the third quarter, while the sales of the iPad will remain the same — a negligible decline which can be ignored.
Analysts estimate that iPhone sales will range from 31.8 million to 42 million, averaging 35.88 million. During the third quarter last year, Apple sold around 31.24 million iPhones, so the estimated increase in sales is 4.64 million or almost a 14.8 percent increase when compared to the same quarter last year.
As for the iPad sales for the third quarter of 2014, analysts estimates it will range from 12.3 million to 16 million, averaging 14.43 million. In same quarter last year, Apple managed to sell almost 14.62 million iPads, a slight decrease of 1.27 percent, which can be ignored.
Until now, Apple has not released a new iPad or an iPhone so it makes sense that there will be no sharp increase in the sales of the products. But, Apple is rumored to launch the iPhone 6 later this fall, possibly with a bigger display, and it would be interesting to see how it performs for the last quarter – if it gets official. It’s not just the iPhone, Apple is rumored to launch the updated iPad Air and iPad Mini later this year as well, but we haven’t heard too much details about them yet.
These estimates could be wrong, Apple will announce its earnings for the third fiscal quarter (Q2 2014) on July 22nd, so we’ll find out more details about the performance of the two devices.