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How many iPhones will Apple sell in the first quarter of FY2018?

In the iPhone's first year, Apple sold 1.3 million units, a figure that seems paltry today compared to the nearly 212 million units sold in fiscal year 2016. On average, around 7 iPhones are sold every second.

But the iPhone's monster growth seems to have plateaued. After consistent growth, Apple's 2016 iPhone sales fell for the first time compared to the previous year. The first quarter of the fiscal year, coinciding with the holiday season, is typically the strongest for iPhone sales. But first quarter sales have held steady between 74 and 78 million units for the past three years. The company introduced three new models in September 2017, including the flagship iPhone X, but the device's unprecedentedly high price tag, $999-$1,149, may slow demand.

How many iPhones, in millions, will Apple sell in the first quarter of FY2018?

This question will resolve with the first quarter earnings report from Apple for FY2018, likely to be released in early February 2018.

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