Apple Estimated To Have Sold 53 Million iPhones During 2nd Quarter Despite Competition From Samsung Galaxy S6

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus came out last September, but both phones are still seeing incredible sales. It is estimated that thanks to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple sold an estimated 53 million iPhones during the 2nd quarter of 2015. Apple Insider has the news.

“Apple’s June quarter will come in higher than most on Wall Street expect, Brean Capital told investors on Monday, revealing it expects the company to have sold as many as 53 million iPhones in the three-month period.”

It is also believed that the iPhone 6 Plus has sold more than analysts had originally estimated. Apparently, customers don’t mind carrying a large device with them. Samsung made the “phablet” a mainstream device, and now they are being eclipsed in sales by Apple.

In an article published this morning, BGR has said that since Apple has been so successful, this will lead to an inevitable backlash.

“Sentiment surrounding Apple has been far too positive for far too long, so now it’s time to rain on the parade. Enter Deutsche Bank analyst Sherri Scribner, who warns investors that while Apple likely enjoyed impressive iPhone sales growth in the June quarter, the fun will likely come to an end next year.”

However, it’s important to note that Apple already faced a backlash in 2012, when sales of the Samsung Galaxy S3 surpassed the iPhone 4s during the third quarter — this is when Apple had just released the iPhone 5. However, many people thought Apple was a bit behind the times with the release of the iPhone 5. Starting with the release of the iPhone 5s in 2013 and the failure of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (when compared to the Galaxy S3), Apple was seen as being on top again.

Apple hopes to continue their mega-success with the release of the iPhone 6s. According to GSMArena, we may see the official iPhone 6s release on September 18. The highly viewed site recently said the iPhone 6s (and iPhone 6s Plus) could arrive in stores on September 18. However, they don’t believe that the device will be announced on September 11, which is what other sources are confirming. It’s highly doubtful that Tim Cook will use the anniversary of the biggest terrorist attacks in American history to announce a new iPhone.

Many people were upset to find out that Apple will allegedly maintain the same screen resolution on both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which is really behind the times. However, if this is the case, Apple will certainly convince buyers that the resolution is just fine, and the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will sell out instantly the week of their availability.

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