The analysts' estimates range from 29 million to 38 million. Average: 33.4 million.
FORTUNE -- This is the number that matters.
The iPhone not only brings in the lion's share of Apple's (AAPL) revenue (51.4% in Q3), but it is rapidly replacing the Mac as the hub around which the rest of Apple's product line revolves.
Apple surprised Wall Street in the June quarter. The Street was expecting less than 5% unit sales MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 25, 2013 10:38 AM ET
Last month's bestsellers: 1) iPhone 5S, 2) Samsung Galaxy S4, 3) iPhone 5C.
FORTUNE -- Driven by the iPhone 5S and 5C, Apple's (AAPL) share of U.S. sales surged in September to 39% of the smartphone market and 34% of the broader mobile phone market, according to a report issued Monday by Seoul-based Counterpoint Research.
"In spite of supply constraints and just three weeks of sales, iPhone 5s raced to become the bestselling MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 21, 2013 7:07 AM ET
Even in the iPhone's slowest quarter, Apple grabbed 51% of Verizon's activations.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) got some good news Thursday from Verizon (VZ), the first of the big four U.S. carriers to report its Q3 2013 results.
Of the 7.6 million smartphones Verizon activated in the quarter, 3.9 million (51%) were iPhones. That's up from the same quarter last year, when the iPhone accounted for only 46% of 6.8 million.
Given that the third MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 17, 2013 3:15 PM ET
Not for the first time, and probably not the last, according to CIRP.
FORTUNE -- Samsung overtook the iPhone on Apple's (AAPL) home turf in the quarter that ended Sept. 30, according to a Consumer Intelligence Research Partners' report obtained by Fortune Thursday.
[As for Verizon's (VZ) report that 51% of the smartphones it activated in the same quarter were iPhones, see UPDATE below.]
In CIRP's survey, Samsung accounted for 38% of U.S. mobile MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 17, 2013 10:41 AM ET
One step closer to an iPhone deal with the world's largest mobile carrier.
FORTUNE -- The key word in the job posting above -- spotted Wednesday by Bloomberg's Edmond Lococo on Apple's (AAPL) Chinese website -- is the unpronounceable bit of jargon highlighted in blue.
TD-SCDMA, for Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access, is the communications protocol used by China Mobile (CHL) -- and only China Mobile -- to send signals to and from MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 9, 2013 4:25 PM ET
... that it's profound, mundane, and best in moderation. A lot like a lot of things in real life, actually.
FORTUNE -- My friend Sarah's home burned down at the end of August. A social worker, she didn't have renter's insurance. Her friends immediately started organizing on her behalf. My sister sent around a Facebook invite for a poker tournament to raise funds. Someone else organized a fundraising page on MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Oct 9, 2013 12:31 PM ET
Not yet, says Toni Sacconaghi, but the end may be in sight.
FORTUNE -- Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi produced the chart above for a report out Monday that raises what is, for Apple (AAPL), an existential question:
Are There Enough Wealthy People in the World to Sustain iPhone Unit Growth?
Note that the black bars in the chart that represent first-time buyers are shrinking.
Sacconaghi's conclusion: Barring a signed contract with China Mobile (CHL) or MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 7, 2013 11:22 AM ET
comScore's August data show iOS outselling Android even without the new iPhones.
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) iOS may be losing market share to Google's (GOOG) Android worldwide, but in the U.S. its share continues grow, as the latest comScore numbers show.
See chart, above.
FURTHER READING: Daniel Eran Dilger's Data bites dogma: Apple's iOS ate up Android, Blackberry U.S. market share losses this summer. A sample:
"The continued U.S. growth of iOS at the expense MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 5, 2013 11:02 AM ET
The year of the iPhone 5s and 5c feels like an interim period of incremental -- though impressive -- upgrades.JP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 23, 2013 10:51 AM ET
Apple's smartphone is favored by 5% more Republicans than Democrats.
FORTUNE -- I'm not sure where Meet the Press' David Gregory was going with this, but NBC is reporting the results of his survey of smartphone use in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Unsurprisingly, given Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. smartphone market, especially among wealthier Americans, is that the iPhone at 58% is the clear favorite on both sides of the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 22, 2013 2:20 PM ET
|AT&T cuts prices again|
|The medical marijuana ad that never aired, despite contrary media headlines|
|Winners and losers of the bull market|
|Can Fox's reboot of 'Cosmos' find an audience?|
|Chrysler Group orders donated Vipers destroyed|