Analyst: Apple to ship over 40 million iPhones this quarter due to strong interest
Arcuri, though, is careful to point out that the number of phones actually bought by customers could be going down. Despite this, retailers are as sure as ever in Apple's ability to deliver desirable phones. On the topic of the upcoming iPhone 8, Arcuri “sees the handset being a ‘powder keg’ for sales and the company’s stock price,” predicting huge interest and sales volume.
Furthermore, analysts are expecting what is known as a “super cycle” for the new iPhone – that is, a greatly "hyped" release thanks to the all new design and features. Even if the iPhone 8 ends up being difficult to produce and hits retail later than usual, Arcuri believes its mere announcement in September is sufficient to shake up the market and get investors going.