Apple to sell more than 10 million iPhones this quarter

Apple’s iPhone is already one of the world’s best-selling high-end smartphones, and it looks like this quarter it will break a new sales record.

According to Taiwanese sources – quoted by DigiTimes – Apple is expected to sell more than 10 million iPhones worldwide – 2.6 million more than in the third quarter of 2009, when the company proudly announced that it shipped 7.4 million smartphones.

Apple (which has reportedly ordered the 4th generation iPhone from Foxconn) is currently selling both the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in almost all important mobile markets around the world – China being one of the latest countries where the handset was officially introduced, reaching sales of 100,000 units in less than two months.

iPhone 10 million Q4 2009

Now I wonder if Google’s Nexus One will have any effect on the number of iPhones Apple sells next year. If Google will offer its Android handset only unlocked, iPhone’s sales will probably not be affected, but it the big G decides to make deals with major carriers around the world, things may take a new and interesting twist.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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