30 million iPhone sales in 2009 expected to boost computer sales even higher

Macs to benefit from iPhone boom

Sales of the iPhone are expected to drive Mac sales even higher, with analysts Needham & Co predicting that the handset may sell as many as 30 million units during 2009.

Analyst Charles Wolf made the prediction in his note to investors, adding that he expects the device to have as many as 150 million users within ten years.

It is not all good news for Apple though with Wolf warning that increase sales of iPhone are likely to have a significant impact on sales of its iPod range, predicting a fall of as much as 30 per cent in the medium terms.

Mac sales will be the real winner according to Wolf though: "The addition of the iPhone halo effect increases the number of Macs sold in 2017 from 40 million in the previous forecast to 44 million in the updated one."

Source: MacWorld

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