It has been a handful of weeks since Apple has began trading the 3 new handsets, the iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, and iPhone X. While the firm has not unveiled the official trade numbers on the smartphone, Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst at KGI Securities, has rolled out investor note forecasting on the demand and growth of the handsets.
In the note, Kuo claims that Apple iPhone X manufacture will reach somewhere in the range of 25 Million and 27 Million units at the time of the Q4 of 2017. The real trade numbers predicted are in the range of 22 Million and 24 Million. The analyst claims that he witnesses a sturdy need of the handset in the Q1 of next year. In the given time period, the manufacture is anticipated to develop by 35% to 45% as compared to the last quarter.
The reason for this is being claimed to be that the users will drop early concerns of getting utilized to all the modifications executed in the iPhone X. For the iPhone 8 Plus, it has been cited that the handset is being traded above the early guesses made by Apple. In addition to this, Hon Hai is claimed to switch its manufacture lines to iPhone X from iPhone 8 Plus to fulfill the extra orders in Q4. With iPhone X witnessing a sturdy development in Q1 2018 and iPhone 8 Plus trading a tad bit more than hoped, the iPhone 8 might be the only sufferer. The iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X trades might be blamed for sales decline of iPhone 8.
Kuo claims that the manufacture of iPhone 8 might fall by 50% to 60% in Q1 of next year in comparison to the Q4 of this year. It has been claimed that the reason of drop might be owing to less selling points as compared to the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus.
“With less main selling points and given a user fondness for iPhone 8 Plus on a restricted cost gap, we anticipate iPhone 8 manufacture orders to witness 50% to 60% quarter to quarter drop in Q1 of 2018,” he further claimed.