10 Nov 2017 Ming-Chi Kuo has released a report regarding the forecast of future sales of the iPhone X and iPhone 8. About it reports the edition 9to5Mac.
According to the report, by the end of 2017 production of the iPhone X will reach 25-27 million units. It is expected that the holidays will be sold around 22-24 million flagship smartphones Apple.
Kuo suggests that in the first quarter of 2018 production of the iPhone X will increase by 35-45%. This increase is due to several factors. First, by this time the flagship will get enough people to the network appeared the detailed feedback and reports. This will allow potential, but cautious customers who are not in a hurry to buy new, to throw doubt and make the purchase decision. Second, the new iPhone models are always in high demand ahead of the Chinese New Year.
Kuo believes that production of the iPhone 8 will be reduced at the beginning of 2018 50-60%. According to analysts, next year will be only a few of the main points of sale, and the demand will be lower than originally expected. At the same time, sales of the iPhone 8 Plus are not reduced and remain at a level higher than the initial forecasts.
By the fourth quarter of 2018, the factories producing the iPhone, re-equip the lines engaged iPhone 8 Plus to increase the output of the tenth model.
Apple representatives hope that in the last quarter of 2017, the company’s revenues will be from 84 to 87 billion dollars, and Apple will go down in 2018 in the Wake of high sales.
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