Apple will ship 71.5 million iPhones in the final three months of 2014, before sales of the smartphone drop in the first quarter of the new year, according to new estimates.
Analyst Ming Chi Kuo has crunched the numbers and reckons 57 million of that total will be made up of the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
The remaining 14.5 million will be made up of iPhone 5C and iPhone 4S models.
The sales total is expected to slip to 49.7 million between January and March following the traditional Christmas rush.
Kuo’s estimates are in line with previous predictions of iPhone sales and do not include the 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units sold during those devices’ opening weekend.
That fell at the end of Apple’s last reported quarter.
Kuo also says that iPhone 6 sales will outnumber iPhone 6 Plus sales by two to one, a closer ratio than other reports.
Recent analytics data suggested the split was around three to one, although this is likely to get tighter as supplies of the larger handset improve.
Apple is due to deliver its official results for the current quarter in early January. More estimates from Wall Street analysts are expected in the run up to that announcement.