Ming Chi-Kuo says Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will sell fewer units than last year's models
posted by Alan F. / Sep 25, 2016, 9:55 PM
Kuo cites Samsung's problems with its Galaxy Note 7, and the demand for the iPhone 7 Plus as reasons why he has raised his 2016 sales estimate for the new units to a figure between 70 and 75 million; his original forecast called for the sale of 65 million units. Even with the additional sales, this falls short of the number of Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus models sold in 2015. The analyst also says that reports of carrier sellouts and strong demand could partially be the result of carrier promotions for the phones. In the U.S., each of the top four major wireless operators has an offer involving a free 32GB iPhone 7.
The analyst also says that Apple has only been able to score a manufacturing yield of 60% to 70% on the Jet Black version of the new phones. This naturally has led to a shortage of the Jet Black models. Apple has reportedly told suppliers that it wants to build 100 million iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets in 2016. That is more than the 80 million to 85 million units that the suppliers were expecting Apple to order for 2016.
Last week, German researchers GfK investigated the sales channels for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and came to the conclusion that launch weekend sales were 25% lower year-over-year. Still, there are some analysts that are bullish on the new iPhone models. South Korea's Hi Investment & Securities' Song Eun-jeong says that the iPhone could take over the top spot among premium smartphones because of the promotions offered by the carriers.
Conflicting stories about the breadth of demand for newly launched iPhone models is nothing new. We will have to wait until next month when Apple releases its next earnings report to get some idea of how the new units are faring. Perhaps more important will be the results of the quarter that ends in December. The results of that three month period, which includes the holiday sales period, will be released late in January, 2017.
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Yeah why do all the careers offer 'free iphones'? Wouldn't they want to offer android phones with their bloatware on them?
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 10:01 PM 1
I don't like Apple bloatware!
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 10:06 PM 1
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The bloatware term gets used a _Lot_ of late, so could you perhaps explain what you see as bloat, personally I do not count things that are 'default' such as apps that do various normal things, I more count for example, pre installing a game as bloat, an app that can have a use for some people, is in my book not bloat, a game is just a game entertainment, let me chose that on my own :/
posted on Sep 26, 2016, 4:34 AM 0
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Well, so far all reports indicate fewer sales than last year.
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 10:21 PM 5
Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014
and apple will reveal >100millions shipping number before this quarter end... just to keep their investor from running away, lol...
posted on Sep 26, 2016, 12:05 AM 1
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Yea Tim cook like to exaggerate iphone sales by channel stuffing, but it will have to be a mega channel stuffing! Already Gfk (german research firm) report iphone 7 sales are down 25% YOY in Europe and Asia!!
posted on Sep 26, 2016, 3:43 AM 3
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Who would want an ugly phone with huge bezels?
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 10:53 PM 7
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Everyone who's waiting for the new pixel phones lmao but all jokes aside everyone is entitled to what they like.
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 11:14 PM 0
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Good, less and less people falling for the reality distortion field...
posted on Sep 25, 2016, 11:03 PM 4
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