At the event, CEO Steve Jobs noted that iPhone sales to date now tops 50 million units. Morgan Keegan analyst Tavis McCourt points out in a research note that as of the end of December, sales to date were 41.8 million. Ergo, the company sold at least 8.2 million in the March quarter, he concludes.
How can you count on these guys for forecasts about the future when they can’t get the past right? Total iPhones sold as announced by Apple: 42.484 million. A more reasonable estimate is here.