Could Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) break records in the tech industry by selling one billion iPhones and iPads? One analyst sure thinks so! Horace Dediu, from Asymco, predicts that the world’s most valuable company will hit that number in 2015.
Last week, when Dediu shared his report during Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s announcement, it was also reported the number of registered iTunes accounts for one-click purchases hit 435 million. The analyst also reports that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is currently adding twelve million new iTunes accounts every month. With the rate it’s accelerating over time, it was revealed that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) sold about 400 million iOS devices, which would explain the huge increase in iTunes accounts. Dediu thinks that when you mix in both formulas together, the company will end up with about one billion iDevice sales.
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He stated, “Projecting the growth forward would imply one billion accounts in another two years. As iPhone and iPad growth increasingly converges with iTunes (of which there are 400 million units sold), the same time frame could apply to iOS cumulative sales.”
It’s important to note that this is just a prediction, and is in no way a guarantee. Deidu isn’t afraid to admit that the forecast isn’t the most precise. It’s important to point out that there are still a lot of “ifs”. Like, if the number of iPhones and iPads can catch up with the number of iTunes.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is a big company, and it wouldn’t be surprising if and when they do hit that one billion unit mark, however, I think they still have a long way to go. Apple is an important company and their recent successes certainly aren’t by coincidence. If any tech company can reach that mark, it will be Apple, as long as they can continue to trail blaze through the market with innovative products and technology. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is the leader, and will probably continue to be over the next few years.