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    January 13, 2016

    iPhone sales to decline for the first time ever

    iPhone sales

    According to market analysts iPhone sales in the first three months of 2016 will be lower than the year before

    Within a couple of week we will see whether these prediction will materialised, but market analysts are seldom wrong when it comes to predicting a company like Apple‘s profits, sales, margins, etc. According to Gene Munster, the managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, “˜just‘ 55 million iPhones will be sold between January and March 2016.

    In 2015 Apple sold 61 million iPhones in the same period, which would make the first three months a historic year in that it will be the first time since the launch of the original iPhone that Apple faces a year-on-year decrease in sales. That will be an interesting result if the iPhone 6c (or 5e?) is launched in this period as rumoured.

    According to the same analysts, the Apple Watch may finally start selling like Cupertino wanted the first iteration to with the Apple Watch 2. They are expecting 20 million to be sold in 2016 with a whopping 40 million to sell the year thereafter.

    What do think about the fact that iPhone sales aren‘t growing like they used to? Is the market saturated or is it Android putting pressure on Apple? Let us know in the comments below.

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