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Analyst: Apple could ship 250 million iPhones in 2021

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — Webush lead analyst Daniel Ives  predicts that Apple has a good shot at shipping 250 million iPhones in 2021.

Apple has not had a “launch uptrend such as this in a number of years,” he adds. Ives notes that that the only similar iPhone trajectory would be the iPhone 6 in 2014.

The analyst says the supply chain is now expecting December quarter iPhone unit assemblies of up to 95 million. That’s about a 35% increase from the initial Wedbush and Wall Street forecasts.

AppleInsider motes that, if that trajectory holds out in a bull case through the holiday quarter, Ives predicts that Apple could ship “north of 240 million” smartphones in 2021. The analyst adds that Apple could ship a peak of about 250 million units in total.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.