An analyst from Piper Jaffray estimates that iPhone 5 sales and additional handsets from Apple might put the company’s portfolio for the third-quarter fiscal year higher than originally expected.
According to CNET, analyst Gene Munster believes that based on Verizon’s recent posts about their quarterlies. According to Munster he believes that Apple has a good chance of pulling out higher figures thanks to the iPhone 5, even though he pegs non-iPhone 5 handsets to be down about 35% from last year’s third-quarter results. Still, given the offset of a very hot-selling iPhone 5, he thinks that Apple will only be down 4% compared to last year.
Other analysts in a poll by Fortune expect that Apple will average at least 26 million in the third-quarter, which is actually a lot higher than last year’s numbers which only managed 17 million units. However, that all depends on whether or not Apple can get a grip on the iPhone 5′s production and pump out enough units to meet demand.