Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty made some changes in their forecasts about the future of Apple and iPhone smartphones. The forecast for sales has been reduced, though insignificantly — by only 3%.
According to analysts, Apple’s revenues from iPhone sales in the 2017 fiscal year, which ends at the end of September 2017 calendar year will be 3% lower than previous forecasts. And the main reason for this decline is called the weak demand associated with the expectation of a new “supercycle” (iPhone 8).
As for the recently concluded December quarter, over this period, Apple has shipped 75 million iPhones vs. an earlier forecast of 79 million shipments. And in the March quarter Apple will put 51 million smart phones (55 million in the previous forecast).
Many analysts believe that the anniversary of the iPhone will significantly improve sales of the family in the last quarter of this year and is outselling the iPhone 6.
Morgan Stanley believe that the new “super-cycle” will bring explosive growth in sales of “Apple” smartphones. And in 2018, the shipments of iPhone will jump from 20%. And among buyers of the next generation of Apple’s smartphone will join the current owners of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 that would love to trade in their smartphones for a fresh iPhone 8.
iPhone 8 seriously attributed to the new design with the glass housing and frame made from forged stainless steel, high-quality OLED display, support wireless charging function, screen home button invisible Touch ID sensor and many other innovative features. And this is the output of this device will be the main factor responsible for the sales growth of the American manufacturer.