With Apple recently refreshing the iPhone and iPad lines, sales were expected to increase. But this week, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty reported in a note she sent to investors that the iPhone/iPad sales surpassed every wildest expectations. She got the information from sources inside Appleâ€™s supply chain that have reported massive orders coming in for the December quarter and impressive amounts of revenue collected so far.
"Key suppliers into iPhone and iPad noted above seasonal March quarter order trends, stronger than expected December quarter revenue, and the potential to further upside before year-end."
The Wall Street Journal predicted that Cupertino will manage to sell 46 million iPhones and 23 million iPads in the holiday quarter, but by the way things are looking right now, the tech giant might end up selling a lot more.
Huberty also reported that the increased demand on Apple products has taken its toll on desktop computer shipments, even if the much advertised Windows 8 has just been released. Suppliers also told Huberty that the iPhone 5 is expected to become a major hit in China once it will be released.
The issues Apple had with the assembly of the new in-cell touchscreen panels are already forgotten now, so shipments are not expected to encounter any problems in the near future.
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