Jefferies research has predicted that iPhone 5 will be the biggest handset launch in history.
The firm’s s Peter Misek says that Apple will have around 15 million iPhone 5 devices ready to dispatch by mid-September, which should be enough to satisfy the initial demand.
Misek also said that more than 600 million smartphone users will have their contracts ending by the end of 2013, with a healthy proportion from that amount due to want an iPhone.
Apple is due to announce the iPhone 5 next month on the 12th, while the device is expected to release on September 21st. Other analyst firms believe when it does launch, the device will become the biggest electronics release in history, which would especially ring true if the quarter of a billion units sold prediction becomes a reality.