Top Apple analyst sees 100 million 6.1-inch LCD equipped iPhone units shipped this year

Top Apple analyst sees 100 million 6.1-inch LCD equipped iPhone units shipped this year
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is considered to be the best Apple analyst in the world. Kuo is plugged into Apple in such a way, that no other analyst comes close when it comes to making predictions about future products or estimating how many units of a model will be sold. Kuo says that Apple will be selling three new models in 2018. All three will be equipped with the TrueDepth Camera, and offer Face ID. Two will feature OLED panels of 5.8-inches and 6.5-inches. Those are believed to be the Apple iPhone Xs and Apple iPhone Xs Plus, respectively.

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.
source: AppleInsider



1. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Waiting for these~

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So no 3D touch. No finger print scanner. A lower resolution LCD screen with a larger physical display. Also which SoC will it come with? An A11 or A12? Yet they call $700 to $800 lower priced for a new iPhone.

26. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

...and it means Apple has got it getting backwards in terms of the features. I don't think 100m units is accurate though. That is over-exaggeration.

2. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

I'm the best Apple analyst in this Universum and I predicts that Apple goies bankrupt in 2018. But of course as analyst I have right to change mine mind as many times as I wanted. As Ming-Chi Kuo did every time he predicted wrong.

14. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

They predict the X something like this too. Then something went wrong.

18. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Their predictions are what went wrong.

30. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Yes, you have every right to...Phone Arena does it every day by posting stories about Apple losing money & gaining profit on the iPhone X simultaneously; twice a day, for months now...

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22239; Member since: May 28, 2014

Daaaaaaaaamn! That’s a lot of iPhones for one model, and a hell of a lot of money! My 8 Plus got me hooked on the iPhone, I’ll definitely be getting a 6.5 inch iPhone, please and thank you.

4. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I am very happy with my galaxy s8 but if apple really switches to the new design for the regular iPhones and offers a fingerprint reader I could imagine to switch back to iPhone.

5. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Can’t go wrong with an s8 either.

6. fatTony

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

Was this the same analyst who "saw" the iPhone X having a SUPER CYCLE this year?

8. aegislash

Posts: 1516; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

They 6.1 inch might be lacking a few things, but it will be a more affordable option for those who like the X, but not the price. I can see it selling very well.

9. Derekjeter

Posts: 1516; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

So $800 for one camera that won’t come close to my Pixel xl 2. LCD screen and same old iOS? Pass. I’ll be keeping my iPhone 7 Plus.

10. Luigy04

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

I don't know about Iphone users, they always complaint about high screen devices, know they cry for bigger screens, I don't like Iphone because the software is two restricted, even to open the camera I need to input the apple Id and that's annoying. Sorry but of apple lineup the Iphone is the last device I would purchase.

24. midan

Posts: 2985; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"even to open the camera I need to input the apple Id and that's annoying" What?!?

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22239; Member since: May 28, 2014

You do realize that your Apple ID is your email and password, right? You really think that anyone is going to believe that you have to put in your email and password just to use the camera on an iPhone? Dude, you just proved that you don’t own, and have never used, an iPhone.

27. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I think he meant Touch ID but yeah something is still wrong with his comment. Lol

12. htcisthebest

Posts: 437; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Didn't he make similar predictions every year? And how many times did he get them right? (Hint: not many)

13. sunnyfpy

Posts: 288; Member since: May 12, 2013

Over price toy only


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

But but but an iphone with bigger screen is not needed right!!!! Iphones GTFO!

23. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

LCD lol

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