Apple may have sold 80 million iOS device units in the just-concluded December quarter, according to sales surveys conducted by Canaccord Genuity firm. The strong demand for the new iPhone 5s and iPad Air has been highlighted as the most important factor that contributed to this. Analyst T. Michael Walkley has estimated that Apple managed to sell 54 million iPhones in the December quarter, which represents a 13 percent year over year increase.
iPad sales have seen a 8 percent growth from the previous year prior, reaching 24.8 million units. Put together, we have a total sales number that nears 80 million iOS devices. Neil Hughes from AppleInsider gives us more details regarding Walkleyâ€™s report:
These sales numbers are just estimates, while the official iOS device sales will be made public by Apple on January 27. iPhone sales could establish another new record this year, as Apple has finally entered the Chinese market thanks to its partnership with China Mobile.