iPhone 6 Expected to Dramatically Outsell iPhone 5s
On Monday, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty offered up thoughts in response to her recent visits with supply and component manufacturing companies working with Apple on current and future generation products.
According to Huberty's insights, Apple's iPhone 6 could dramatically outsell the iPhone 5s during its first year of availability. The main reason? China. Apple's iPhone is on a roll across Asia. And emerging market interest may easily lift Apple's iPhone sales to a previously unaccomplished perch.
At this stage of the game, Apple's Asian suppliers believe the iPhone 6 will enjoy at least 20 percent growth from last year's iPhone 5s launch.
"The April survey indicated that Apple could gain 11 points of share with a larger-screen iPhone," the analyst writes. "In addition, iPhones refresh cycle could shorten and boost shipments in the next product cycle as iPhone buyers plan to buy/upgrade sooner than we previously thought and an increasing portion of postpaid subscribers in the US have already switched to installment plans, or plan to do so."