A locomotive called the iPhone continues to rush forward without any signs of slowing down. In 2017 will mark ten years since the release of the first release of the Apple smartphone and next year will be one of the most important to the company. As expected, the anniversary for iPhone year Apple introduced a fundamentally new iPhone 8 that sales will surpass all previous models. This forecast was voiced by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for his accurate predictions about new Apple products.
Previously we have heard many times from market observers predictions about the “natural” decline in sales as the iPhone “already reached its peak and grow nowhere else”. At first glance this makes sense, however, statistics show that the upcoming iPhone refresh cycle associated with the release of the iPhone 8 will be the largest in Apple’s history. According to estimates of Ming-Chi Kuo, we can safely expect that in 2017 the company will break all records of sales of the iPhone.
In a new report to investors, the analyst pointed out that in the second half of 2017 Apple will release between 120 and 150 million iPhone 8. For comparison, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at the time was released in an edition of 110 to 120 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with a circulation from 100 to 110 million, and the volume of deliveries iPhone 7 and its Plus version, according to analysts, is 90-100 million units.
If Apple sells more than 120 million iPhone 8, it will be the best indicator for all the time and the next generation of Apple smartphones will surpass the popularity of even the iPhone 6.
Ming-Chi Kuo notes that the high demand for the iPhone 8 will be primarily due to the new design, the availability of a curved OLED display and support wireless charging. The body of the new iPhone will be made not of aluminum and glass.