iPhone 5S release could increase Apple margins by 40%

Credit: Apple

Maynard Um of Wells Fargo Securities expects that Apple margins in the coming quarters will increase by 39.6% thanks to the iPhone 5S.

He expects a margin of 39.6 % in december and for the first quarter of 2014, the margin could exceed 40 % again.

Following the launches of the iPhone 3G, iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 margins took a downward trend, but with the iPhone 3GS and iPhone4S gross margins picked up.

Cupertino’s highest gross margin came at 47.4 % in the second quarter of 2012, after the launch of the iPhone 4S, when margins peaked at percent.

Source: AppleInsider