Apple could sell 10 million in a week iPhone 5, analyst says
(CBS News) It's been only a day since Apple announced its Sept. 12 event, but one analyst is already estimating how many devices the company will sell.
According to a report by AllThingsD, Gene Munster, analyst at Piper Jaffray, says that Apple could possibly sell between 6 million to 10 million iPhone 5s in the first week of launch.
The boost in sales could give Apple a nice bump. Sales for the iPhone 4S slowed down in the summer months. For the first time since the iPhone 4S was released, the Samsung's Galaxy S III surpassed the Apple smartphone in the month of August.
Apple chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer speculated in a July earnings call that the slump in sales could be from rumors of the next iPhone.
Apple is widely expected to announce the iPhone 5 on Sept. 12 at an event in San Francisco.
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