It has commonly been thought that Apple’s quarterly sales would be very good around Christmas. In the MacRumours article “Analysts Estimate Apple Sold Record 55.3 Million iPhones in 2013 Holiday Quarter” Apple did incredibly well. On Jan. 27 2014 Apple will officially announce their sales figures.
I expect, based on everything I’ve read, Apple has well beat expectations. For all the naysaying that keeps going on around Apple they certainly seem to do just fine.