Forty-five million iPhones by the end of 2009. Here is the figure, which can only be called stellar, predicted by Piper Jaffray for iPhone sales.
Although the figure may seem decidedly optimistic – says Gene Munster, the analyst who completed the research – not so difficult to achieve. To reach this level, Apple should conquer 7% of the American market and 2.5% of the world market, which could be favored by the fact that over the next few months the price of the phone will drop. " Munster, in particular, thinks that the price may drop from the current average $ 542 to average $ 339 during 2009.
Munster's forecasts had an immediate effect on Apple's prices which, once again, set a new historical record on the stock exchange. During the day, AAPL touched $ 127.61 and then closed at $ 124.07. If the increase compared to yesterday, despite the record, cannot be called spectacular (+ 0.35%), the quantity of pieces exchanged almost 70 million pieces is sure to surprise, against the 26 million average.