Apple to ship about 7% fewer iPhones than it did in the last quarter of 2015?


DigiTimes reports that Apple has recently increased its touch panel orders for iPhone 7 devices by up to 30%. The information comes courtesy of supplier General Interface Solution (a Foxconn subsidiary), which received the additional orders.

According to analyst estimates, however, iPhone 7 shipments are expected to reach up to 84 million units in the second half of 2016, less than the up to 90 million iPhone 6s units shipped in late 2015. Initial demand for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has been high, with Jet Black iPhones and the bigger, dual-camera equipped phablet being particularly scarce due to limited supply.

Certain analysts believe that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall has contributed to the larger demand, with customers who have returned their defective units opting for an iPhone 7 over a replacement unit. A poll conducted by SurveyMunkey stated that 26% of the participating Note 7 owners will use their refunds to switch to an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Samsung's own research, however, claims that 90% of Note 7 owners have chosen to receive a direct replacement, and over 60% of defective devices in the United States have been exchanged.

source: DigiTimes via MacRumors

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14 Comments

2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

this is 'courageous' and record-breaking

6. MaesterLove unregistered

Samsung fans will be happy with this news. But will fail to realize it will still sell much more than their lagwiz device haha

35. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

Sell much more than the devices running TouchWix, huh? Really? Get a f**king life, dude! Apple never ever ever outsells Samsung in term of quantity.

9. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

They deserve to sell fewer. They didn't do nearly enough from the 6s. They need a kick in the ass.

12. scarface21173

Posts: 701; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

720p screen MEH

22. MaesterLove unregistered

Still looks better than the gimmicky QHD screen with burn in problems.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22396; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think that it's a given now that the iPhone 7 will sell fewer devices than the 6s. Apple just didn't add enough to the 7 to warrant an upgrade over the 6s. They have grown complacent. Hopefully, they break out of that complacency with the next iteration of the iPhone next year.

27. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

The comments section here is getting worse everyday, it's a shame there is no way to prove users ages before they can comment, hard to believe most of the comments are from anyone over the age of 12.

28. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1165; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

This.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22396; Member since: May 28, 2014

I second this. Or third, since Zeus actually seconded it.

32. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, I'm much older than I act (I'm willing to admit that) so age restriction wouldn't do much to help you there. Sorry friend.

31. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

"This phone is beyond boring. " Michael Fisher

33. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I expect that the iPhone 7 will sell much fewer devices than last year and especially the year before. Phones are expensive, and now that hardware has reached the performance level it's at, there's less and less of a difference between user experience from the year before. If Apple wants to sell more phones then Tim Cook needs to make good on his promise about future iPhones having features you didn't know you need now.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's all about features with me bro. Number one reason, I chose the Note 7.

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