As the time ticks near to the unveiling of the new iPhone, which will most likely be called iPhone 5, more interesting facts, figures, and stats are coming to scene. The latest one being from J.P. Morgan’s Mark Moskowitz, according to whom, Apple’s production line will produce enough iPhone 5, which will at least satisfy the sales estimates for this new smart phone.
The new iPhone 5 is expected to roll out this September and following its unveiling, Apple’s production line will have to produce massive quantities in order to meet the projected demand of this smart phone.
According to J.P. Morgan, even if there is supply issues in Asia, Apple is still expected to produce a smashing 20 million iPhone 5 unites in the quarter of September this year. This supply will be followed by another 39 million units in December quarter of this year. J.P. Morgan added that if production ramps up even further, Apple can meet or beat the current sales estimates of 39.5 million for the final quarter of 2012, which will hopefully continue in the first quarter of 2013 with 37.8 million units.
“In our view, the screen stands to fill more of the black sidewalls present in the prior generations,” Moskowitz said. “As is widely expected, the new smartphone stands to be 4G LTE capable, and given the prospect of a thinner body, we think that the iPhone 5 can avoid being classified as a ‘pocket hog,’ which has hurt other 4G LTE offerings in the marketplace.”
The new phone is expected to be a “revolutionary refresh” according to J.P. Morgan because of its thinner body, LTE support and a bigger screen. This could offer consumers a promising alternative to other large and heavy 4G smart phones that are being sold by other vendors.
Overall, the new iPhone 5 would account 50-60 percent of all iPhone shipments in the last two quarters of 2012, starting again at a higher scale in the next year.