Kuo says that Apple will only be able to ship around 40 million units in this fiscal year and around 90 million units by 2018.
However, Kuo also noted that the new Apple Watch Series 3's GPS + Cellular version could be a runaway hit. "This is due to the iPhone X cannibalisation", streetinsider.com quoted the analyst as saying late on Monday. "We believe this is because there is a strong likelihood that iPhone X demand will cannibalize iPhone 8 pre-orders", Kuo said in the report, obtained by Mac Rumors. Another part of the report dealt with the Apple iPhone X and how its delayed November 3rd launch is actually having a negative impact on pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 8 and the Apple iPhone 8 Plus.
Ming-Chi Kuo cites "supply constraints" as the reason why Apple can't make these fancy iPhones fast enough, and the word on the Apple street is that it's to do with those premium OLED screens the company is sourcing from Samsung. "We recommend investors seize the opportunity to accumulate supply chain shares". Come 2018 and the supply of the shipments will be at 80-90 million units.
While lower-than-expected iPhone 8 sales may hurt Apple's current quarter, this can be a blessing in disguise for the company's upcoming quarters if Kuo's logic turns out to be accurate. With millions of users under anticipation of the edge-to-edge smartphone, an analyst believes that the remaining two models' pre-order tally might suffer considerably. This means that you can pre-book your iPhone X this year but it could be delivered next year.
Rolling Stone Put on Auction Block
A review by the Columbia Journalism School said Rolling Stone failed to adhere to basic principles of journalism. The startup is funded by private investors, including Kuok's father and JamHub Corp., a maker of audio mixers.
Coming to its India release, it will be the first time in the history of iPhone launch that India and U.S. launch will take place simultaneously.
Apple will begin taking pre-orders for the iPhone X from October 27, and will start shipping the unit worldwide, including India from November 3, as it confirmed at the launch event.
The iPhone 8 price in India for the 64GB variant is Rs. 64,000, while the 256GB model costs Rs. 77,000.