The larger iPhones have received their fair share of response since their arrival in September. Apple also announced record launch weekend sales for the handsets, while many analysts estimate that strong sales will continue until the end of the year as well.
A financial services firm Morgan Staley, whose iPhone sales predictions are often correct, suggests that both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will continue to show strong sales, estimating it to go as high as 67 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014 (which is Apple’s first fiscal quarter of 2015).
Morgan Stanley’s analyst Katy Huberty mentioned that China has been a big market with strong demand for the larger iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. She mentions the demand is showing three times the global year-over-year increase in growth.
The demand in the US is also said to be in line at the global pace, and growing with France and Japan being a little below the expectations. She expects that Apple will grow its inventory by a week to 5-7 weeks so they have enough supply of the new devices to meet the demand.
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