Analyst bets on new Mac sales record: 3.3 million in Q4 ’09

Demand for Macs and iPhones is higher than expected, according to Piper Jaffray

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Gene Munster and a team of analysts at Piper Jaffray spent 25 hours in Apple stores across the United States last week counting sales. In a note released today to his customers, Gene says the demand for iGadgets is higher than Wall Street estimates.

Apple will reveal its financial results for the second fiscal quarter of 2009 next week, but in the meantime Gene predicts sales of 3.7 to 4.4 million iPhones, up from the expected 3.3 million. According to him, Apple sells 22 iPhones a day in its Retail Stores.

His forecast for total Mac sales is also slightly above: 2.2 million, compared to 2.1 million. The Gene count totaled 28 Macs being sold daily at Ma stores.

In line with the launch of the new iPod shuffle, Gene maintains and considers its estimated 10 million iPods sold in the period plausible. According to him, for each iPhone outlet, Apple sells two iPods.

[Via: Apple 2.0.]