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January 21, 2014

Apple Sales up 16 Percent in Last Quarter of 2013 from 2012

Apple image — The iPhone 5C.

It’s probably not a surprising revelation, but new predictions this week say Apple’s sales are better than ever.

The Cupertino, California company is preparing to release it’s financial reports for the last quarter of 2013, and things are looking good, say a team of analysts.

Late last year, Apple released a few upgraded versions of its iPhone, including the infamous golden iPhone 5S and the mid-range iPhone 5C.

Demand for both phones was so high that both models were sold out online in just hours and back-ordered for weeks.

By the time the holiday shopping season came around, buyers were able to get their hands on the devices, however, and sales continued to soar.

According to information compiled by 44 different analysts, Apple sold somewhere between 54 and 57 million iPhones in the last three months of 2013. That’s a 16 percent increase in sales from the same time in 2012.

The analysts also expect to see strong sales where the iPad is concerned, as Apple actually lowered the price of its iPad Mini and launched two new original iPad models.

In relation to 2014, Analysts predict sales will sink to 45 million this quarter, and potentially be ever lower in the second quarter as consumers wait for new releases to be announced by the company in September.


Megan Abraham is a staff writer for SiteProNews.