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Analyst expects iPod sales of 14-15 million units this quarter

iPod unit data from NPD for the month of October points to iPod sales of 14-15 million units for the current holiday quarter, according Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. “While it is way too early to make a call on December quarter iPod results, we have analyzed the first month of NPD data (October) for the quarter and found that it suggests iPod units of 14-15 million,” Munster said in a research note today. “When the second month of data is released, our analysis will likely lead to a slightly different iPod unit figure than what our analysis suggests based on the first month of data. Our current estimate is 14.7 million iPods in the quarter.” The analyst also said that the new second-generation iPod shuffle could have an impact on iPod numbers. “It is likely that the impact of the iPod shuffle, which shipped on 11/3, will have a material impact on the November and December NPD data and our current expectations for the quarter could prove to be low,” Munster said.

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Gee I wonder how many of those will carry viruses.

Posted by Dude on November 16, 2006 at 11:00 AM (CST)


If you had a Mac you wouldn’t care.

p.s. are you the same Dude that’s gettin’ a Dell? Sweet.

Posted by thelottery on November 16, 2006 at 11:07 AM (CST)


Apple said twenty million for this quarter. Why does this analyst again reckon he knows better than Apple ?

Just before the last quarter’s financial results announcement, the same analysts were telling everybody that iPod shipments wouldn’t meet Apple’s previous predictions. When the real results came out, they were ahead of Apple’s estimates.

How stupid do you have to be to be influenced by an analyst who consistently gets it wrong ?

Apart from any other consideration, we are just entering the holiday buying season. Have you all bought your presents ?  No - me neither. So I reckon that if the October figures point to sales of 14-15 million for the quarter, then twenty million might be a low estimate.

Posted by AlanAudio on November 16, 2006 at 11:55 AM (CST)


Apple never said they would sell 20 million this quarter. That was another analyst from a different firm. Apple never projects how many iPods they expect to sell.

Posted by LC Angell on November 16, 2006 at 1:38 PM (CST)

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