Apple seems set to sell up to 25 million iPods in the current quarter, according to Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster.

Munster points to recent NPD data to support his estimates, arguing that traditional iPod sales patterns suggest 64 per cent of that product's sales take place in December.

"Over the past three December quarters, iPod unit shipments were broken down monthly as follows (on average): October - 12 per cent, November - 24 per cent, and December - 64 per cent," he wrote in a note to clients released this week.

Munster believes that the new iPods introduced in September will have raised October sales levels, as they offer significant improvements on the product range.

"Our analysis points to iPod units of between 24 million and 25 million in the December 2007 quarter, compared to our estimate of 23.5 million and the Street consensus of approximately 23 million," he said.