Monday, June 07, 2010

Secret to #Apple #iPhone Sales Boost--Halo Effect

New Apple iPhone secrets revealed over the last few weeks nay months leave little suspense, but these revenue growth numbers are brand new from iSuppli. Look for Apple to increase its computers sales by virtue of the halo effect caused by strong iPhone and iPad sales. R.C.J.

Here's what iSuppli says about its own report: Apple in the first quarter shipped 8.8 million iPhones, giving it a 3.04 percent share of the market for all kinds of cell phones. Company shipments rose by 0.2 percent from 8.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, giving Apple the No. 6 position in the market in the first quarter, up from ninth place in the fourth quarter of 2009. Apple achieved the second-largest sequential increase in shipments among the Top 10 cell phone brands in the first quarter...The global smart phone business will more than double from 2010 to 2014. Shipments will rise to 506 million units in 2014, up from 246.9 million in 2010, as shown in the attached figure.
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