Ming-Chi Kuo sees only two to four million iPhone 8 units available on launch day
Just the other day, a Weibo post reportedly written by a legitimate Foxconn executive stated that 40% of the OLED panels that Apple was receiving from its supply chain, were not up to snuff. The iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone ever made to employ an OLED panel instead of an LCD display.
The iPhone 8 will also allow users to utilize fast charging. But those who want to rapidly recharge will have to shell out for a Lighting-to-USB-C cable and wall adapter. These are the same accessories Apple sells to those looking to rapidly charge their Apple iPad Pro.
Besides the 45 million to 50 million iPhone 8 units he expects Apple to build by the end of this year, Ming-Chi Kuo forecasts Apple producing between 35 million and 38 million Apple iPhone 7s handsets (each with a 4.7-inch display), and between 18 to 20 million Apple iPhone 7s Plus units (each carrying a 5.5-inch screen). According to the highly accurate analyst, both the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are currently in mass production. Kuo states that mass production of the iPhone 8 won't start until next month.
The Apple iPhone 8 will feature an active display size of 5.15-inches with a resolution of 1125 x 2436. Instead of Touch ID, a facial recognition system is rumored to unlock the device and to verify the identity of Apple Pay subscribers.