Apple’s holiday quarter sales of 37.04 million iPhones crushed the best analyst predictions.
The most blue sky prediction by professional analysts for Apples 1Q FY2012 iPhone sales prior to today was 33 million. The actual number was quite a bit higher than even that highly optimistic number, despite the extra week in Apple’s Fiscal quarter. The 37M number supports the previous analysis that Apple is gaining market share on Android.
And that’s just the iPhone. About the only solid prediction was just over 5 million Macs (which is also a record). Apple also exceeded even the best estimates of iPod and iPad sales by several million units.