Not even close. That’s the difference between some analyst projections regarding how many iPads and iPhones Apple sold last quarter.
With Apple scheduled to announce quarterly earnings results next Monday, Wall Street is generally optimistic about Apple. But there’s a huge difference between those who are optimistic and those who are really optimistic.
The latest projections from Braeburn Group show a narrower gap between projections, but the gap is still significant.
The consensus among the 44 analysts we’ve heard from so far — 27 professionals and 17 amateurs — is unit sales of 55.3 million iPhones, up 16% from the same quarter last year.
Fortune reported over the weekend that the pros and the amateurs are not that far apart.
“The average among the more bullish indies is 57.1 million iPhones; the pros are at 54.1 million. The gap between the highest individual estimate and lowest is 9.7 million. A year ago, the gap between high and low was almost 20 million,” the report reads.
Apple’s fiscal Q1 2014 earnings will be revealed after markets close on Monday, January 27th. MMW will provide full coverage of the results and subsequent earnings call.