With Apple’s quarterly earnings report for the 2010 holidays less than a week away, one Wall Street analyst believes Apple will sell a record 16 million iPhones, 6 million iPads, and 4.2 million Macs


Verizon to push Apple’s iPhone with major ‘marketing muscle’ – report

Analyst Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital Markets said on Wednesday that he sees Apple’s iPhone sales over the holidays increasing 84 percent year over year. At 16 million, that would well exceed the previous record of 14.1 million iPhones sold in the Sept. 2010 quarter, and put the company on its way toward a “holiday hat trick” of personal bests.

Analyst Shaw Wu with Kaufman Bros. cited checks with industry sources in a new note to investors issued on Wednesday, in which he said Verizon will put its “marketing muscle” behind the iPhone. The advertisements are expected to come at the expense of competing smartphones that run the Google Android mobile operating system.

“On its homepage, [Verizon] is already highlighting the iPhone 4 and iPad as flagship products with not much else in sight (save for a Jabra Bluetooth Headset),” Wu wrote.