Apple to sell 50 million iPhones in 2011

According to a analysis by Bernstein Research, Apple will boost iPhone sales significantly over the course of the next two years to include a possible 50 million iPhone sales in 2011. This isnˇ¦t just based on pure speculation either, Researchers state key figures and Appleˇ¦s sales history. Ever since the inception of the iPhone back in 2007, the smart phone market has grown by roughly 35% annually which makes the projection of another 27% in 2010 and 2011 all the more reasonable.

One of the key reasons is the soon to be defunct exclusivity deal with AT&T. Once that expires, Apple may make a deal with Verizon and draw in another 10-11 million customers as a result. Expansion of the iPhone in Europe and Asia could add another 50 million sales.

Finally, apparently when the reference article for this information was written, China Unicom had not yet announced its deal with Apple. China represents a huge market for the iPhone and that would also add significant sales..

 

80 million iPhones estimated to be sold by 2012

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Apple has been pleased with sales of their iPhone 3G and current 3GS. Millions of units have been sold and many more are expected to. Just how many more? Well forecast are expecting Apple to have sold a total of 50 million iPhone in 2011 and a staggering 80 million iPhones in 2012. This is due to the increased popularity of the iPhone as well as the word wide expansion of the Apple brand into new markets. In 2008 Apple shipped 13.7 million iPhones with 5.2 million iPhone 3GS models already being sold.

Analyst predict that Appleˇ¦s iPhone sales figures will grow by 27 percent per year in 2010 and 2011. They note that Apples expansion to other mobile carriers will help grow their sales figures, they think that by offering the iPhone on the Verizon network in the US will increase sales to them by as much as 11 million new sales. With expansion into other parts of Europe and in China that number will easily hit 50 million. Visit iPhoneNewsroom on twitter for more information.