In a recent note, analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray estimates that Apple could sell about 9 million iPhones next year thanks to the arrival of the product on the U.S. network Verizon Wireless. Although this may sound a trifle feeble in the sense that AT & T (the operator direct competitor to Verizon) has been already sell 5.2 million iPhones in the third quarter of 2010 alone, the analyst shows Munster However careful.
Indeed, it is understood that the iPhone w
ill face tough competition on the Verizon Wireless network since the latter up strongly before the tablets in these shops, in contrast to the strategy of AT&T .
Munster believes that Verizon Wireless will sell about 25 million smartphones in 2011 and expects that the iPhone represents about 36% of the turnover of the operator. He goes on to say that sales of the iPhone in the AT&T will be cannibalized by the iPhone launch at Verizon Wireless. Finally, the analyst revised its estimates on the number of U.S. iPhone sales next year from 17.5 million units sold to 11 million. The cumulative number of analysts believe the total to 20 million units sold, 2.5 million units more compared to this year's estimates. Munster ended his note by stating that these figures are still cautious.
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