People will always be judged by what they’ve left behind even long after they’ve gone. Steve Jobs clearly left a legacy with his iOS devices. Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty is predicting that iPhone 5 and iPad 3 should help the company reach about quarter billion in sales next year!
9to5Mac via Fortune: “U.S. consumers are expect to buy more iPhones in the first calendar quarter of 2012 than even the holiday quarter this year. This is noteworthy as the holiday quarter has traditionally been Apple’s strongest three-month sales period.”
Factoring in sales from iPhone 4S and iPad 2 for Q4 2011 and Q1 2012, Apple could very well be on its way to make about 271 million units moved. This of course factors in two new assumed iOS releases next year as shown in the chart above.
This report does not even factor iPod Touch sales. If we assume another iPod Touch is due next year, Apple could easily make 300 million units sold. Steve Jobs may have left us early, but his presence is very much still felt in the industry today and for a long long while.