Apple predicted to sell over 240 million iPhones in 2021, achieving a new record for the company – Report

A new report forecasts that Apple could ship approximately 250 million iPhones in 2021, indicating a very strong demand for the iPhone 12. If successful, Apple would be breaking its own record. The previous record set by the Cupertino tech giant was 231 million iPhones sold in 2015.

If Apple manages to sell such a huge number of units, the iPhone 12 lineup could be the most popular series since the release of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both models saw huge demand due to their larger screen sizes. Even though iPhone 12 mini saw low sales, it did not stop the rest of the series to be sold in high demand.

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Apple to set a new record this year with prediction to sell over 240 million iPhones in 2021

In a research note shared with AppleInsider, lead analyst Daniel Ives of Wedbush predicted that Q1 2021 earnings will be a major catalyst for tech giants like Microsoft, Samsung, Apple, and more. The analyst further mentioned that tech stocks could increase about 25% to 30% in 2021 despite “rotation fears.”

While the Street is forcasting roughly 220 million iPhone units for FY21, we believe based on this current trajectory and in a bull case Cupertino still have potential to sell north of 240 million units (250 million could be in the cards – an eye popping figure) which would easily eclipse the previous Apple record of 231 million units sold in FY15.

According to previous reports, the Cupertino tech giant is aiming to launch its upcoming iPhone 13 lineup sometime in September, while working with TSMC to mass produce A15 Bionic chips ahead of schedule. With the upcoming lineup featuring a smaller notch,  improved specifications, upgraded camera, support for 120Hz OLED LTPO screens for the Pro models, the tech giant could witness a shipment of around 90 million iPhone 13 this year.

If this turns out to be the case, then a high number of sales can be predicted for the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup. Do you think the Cupertino tech giant could break its own record again with the new lineup? Let us know in the comments below!

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