Piper Jaffray: 45 million iPhones to be Sold in 2009
Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.CNN blogs that Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has reiterated his prediction that Apple will sell 45 million iPhones a year by 2009. Munster goes on to detail how Apple accomplishes this by predicting Apple will introduce “a family of 2 to 3 iPhones — including lower-priced models selling for $200 to $300” and by “entering new countries”. Now, if you remember from my Apple iPhone plans article earlier, my iPhone insider has already confirmed an ambitious Apple internal target of selling close to 50 million handsets in 2008 by introducing 2 lower models. I believe however, that the prospects of a significantly weaker domestic consumer market will affect those sales targets somewhat.