From 50 million to 90 million units, there are some analysts who are so far apart on their quarterly sales projections for iOS-powered devices last quarter that there's no chance they'll ever meet in the middle.
With Apple set to announce quarterly earnings results next week, expectations are generally high regarding how many iPhones and iPads Apple sold during the holiday quarter ending December 31st. But the difference between strong and really strong sales could make a massive difference to AAPL investors.
The projections from Braeburn Group see a more narrow gap between projections, although the gap is still significant.
The consensus among the 44 analysts we've heard from so far -- 27 professionals and 17 amateurs -- is unit sales of 55.3 million iPhones, up 16% from the same quarter last year.
Apple's fiscal Q1 2014 earnings will be posted after markets close on Monday, January 27th. Stay with MMi for complete coverage of the results and earnings call.