Top Apple analyst sees 100 million 6.1-inch LCD equipped iPhone units shipped this year
According to Kuo, the third model will carry a 6.1-inch LCD screen and have only one camera on back. This could be the Apple iPhone 9. Expected to be the lowest priced phone among the trio, Kuo told KGI clients that he expects Apple to sell 100 million units of this model in 2018 alone. With a price in the range of $700 to $800, this device could generate up to $80 billion in revenue alone over the last 6 months of this year.
Kuo is calling for the iPhone 9 to outsell the new iPhone units carrying an OLED display. The analyst says that he expects the 6.1-inch iPhone to account for 50% of new handsets that Apple will deliver during the second half of this year.
The record for most iPhone sales made in one quarter was set in Apple's fiscal first quarter of 2017. During that three month period, Apple sold 78.29 million units of its iconic smartphone.