The iPhone 5 is thought to be the potentially biggest product in Apple’s history. There have been many predictions over how many units Apple will sell and FBR Capital analyst Craig Berger has added his to the list.
Berger covers the chip sector of electronics and estimates that the iPhone 5 could sell as many as 250 million units over its life cycle. Additionally this could translate to a stock price raise of more than $50 a share.
He notes that investors are a little wary over the impact of the carrier policies that are intended to discourage sales, but that it will have minimal impact in the long run. Upgrades tend to be driven by the product than eligibility status and by the a potential new phone with China Mobile early in 2013.
The iPhone 5′s launch month sales, meanwhile, is predicted by one analyst to reach up to 10 million units, with sales for this quarter to fetch up to 28 million units.