It’s not clear if these numbers can be extrapolated out (maybe Verizon did much better than the other carriers — or maybe much worse). But if they can, it would mean roughly 34 million iPhones sold in Q1 for Apple (17.07 million iPhones were sold last quarter).
That would destroy the previous record number of iPhones sold: 20.24 million in Q3 2011. It also makes Tim Cook’s prediction of record iPhone and iPad sales this quarter look very solid. And it make my prediction of a $40 billion quarter well within reach.
We’ll find out on January 24.