Apple may sell as many as 15 million iPhone 6s units this weekend, 77M in Q4
The historic US visit of likely the most popular Pope in history could well mess up the physical launch of the two new iPhone models shaping up as the family’s biggest blockbusters ever in at least two major American cities. On a global scale however, it’d take a disaster of biblical proportions for the 6s and 6s Plus to fall behind opening weekend sales of their predecessors. And needless to say, the weather forecast through Monday mentions nothing of possible frog rainfall.
As such, search and discovery service Foursquare predicts Apple will reach between 13 and 15 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus orders by Sunday night. That would mark a 30 to 50 percent increase from the then record-breaking feat of the 6 and 6 Plus last year, which “barely” made it to 10 mil.
The reason many market analysts feared Pope Francis’ New York City stop on his way to Philadelphia would not only impact shipping times, but actual box-office results too was that in 2014, the local Fifth Avenue, West 14th Street and Soho Apple stores were ranked second, third and fourth in nationwide sales by location during the inaugural weekend.
Ultimately though, it seems the allure of 3D Touch technology, stronger aluminum frames, as well as RAM and camera upgrades will overwhelm the papal charm, especially in China, where pre-orders have looked “particularly strong”, and no big religious events are scheduled for today.
Looking ahead, Foursquare projects a phenomenal tally of around 77 million units for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in the October – December timeframe, labeled either Q4 2015 or Q1 2016, which would marginally eclipse the 74.5M score of the 6 and 6 Plus in the final three months of calendar 2014. Ka-ching!
Source: New York Post