The iPad will be a popular gift. So will the iPod Touch. The MacBook Air laptop will generate steady money as well. But there’s no doubt though that Apple’s new iPhone 4S will be the star of the company’s fourth quarter.
The iPhone has emerged as a holiday sales force to be reckoned with in recent years. During the 2010 holiday season alone, Apple sold 16.2 million iPhones thanks to the popularity of the iPhone 4 model. Apple announced on Monday that it sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S units in just three days after releasing the device. Considering that it took just one weekend for Apple to match one quarter of 2010’s total holiday iPhone sales, it’s a safe bet the company will break that record in 2011.