In 2017 Apple will sell 170 million smartphones next-generation iPhone, says Piper Jaffray analyst gene Munster. The expert is optimistic about the prospects for new products.
It is believed that next year Apple will skip the iPhone 7s and show the world a brand new iPhone 8. According to network sources, the company intends to completely revise the design of the handset and to release the model in the glass case. This is explained by the significant date in 2017, the iPhone will be 10 years old.
Munster draws attention to the fact that the number of relatively old iPhone is growing – and the desire to upgrade the device to newer play into the hands of iPhone 8. According to his estimates, you can expect that next year Apple will break all sales records iPhone.
In a report to investors, Munster indicates that in the second half of 2017 Apple will release the 170 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 various estimates, ranging from 90 to 100 million units.
If Apple does sell 170 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.
In addition, according to Munster, the iPhone 7 in the second and third quarters of the current fiscal year will be better than expected.
The analyst also commented on the expected transformation of Apple from a manufacturer of devices to the supplier of the services. He believes that for the growth of the “Apple” giant as a service provider it would be useful to begin to produce a relatively affordable device, and also to sell directly to consumers a package of products which will include devices.