Ming-Chi Kuo sees only two to four million iPhone 8 units available on launch day

Ming-Chi Kuo sees only two to four million iPhone 8 units available on launch day
KGI Securities, the brokerage house that employs highly regarded Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, is now telling clients to expect the tenth anniversary iPhone to be unveiled on time this September. KGI says that the handset will be available in black, gold and silver some time next month. However, there will be a very limited number of handsets assembled and ready to go by next month, according to KGI's report. Ming-Chi Kuo expects that only two to four million iPhone 8 units will be available for purchase on the launch date. While that is certainly a limited number, by the end of the year Apple will have produced 45 million to 50 million units of its premium model.

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.

source: AppleInsider

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101 Comments

1. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Alarm clock will be set! One of those will be mine!!

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Good Luck! Enjoy! lol If you're not camped out 5 days in advanced. You won't be getting one. The world is a big place. Seeing that Apple sells phones in 230+ markets, 4M won't spread out very far.

6. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

Major regions will be allocated more.

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Me too.....

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Good luck to you. 2 to 4 million is a very small number for something as high in demand as the iPhone. Just don't be that fool who buys the first iPhone and immediately drops it on the sidewalk while being interviewed on live TV. That was so painful to watch.

47. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

It's good to see at least a one tech company (of course Apple) take quality control very seriously while others burn houses down by low grade products.

75. apple-rulz

Posts: 1903; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Wait darkkjediithetroll, you're posting links, when not so long ago you said you don't need links, you have "personal experience". You stupid troll, at least keep your trolling consistent. Refer to post #97; https://www.phonearena.com/news/First-real-life-pictures-of-the-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-8-surface-online_id96787

83. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The experience he spoke of is about the devices he already owns If he's posting links about an iPhone catching fire, it's probably because he hasn't yet experienced his iPhone catching fire. You stupid tard, at least keep your tarding consistent.

90. apple-rulz

Posts: 1903; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

So then he's posting a bogus link nobody should pay any regard? Because according to your idol, links do matter. But then again you're asshole troll number 1, so it'd figure you'd side with a fellow troll.

87. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO! I don't need links, he did. Once again, your dumb ass got slayed sonnnn.

91. apple-rulz

Posts: 1903; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Oh dat rite I dun got slayed boyyyeeee!!! Damn bitch, do you realize what a complete fool you look like to legitimate people when you write so low class? I get it, your fellow trolls will side with you no matter what garbage you spew, but you claim to have a son, I surely hope you didn't send him out into the working world spewing that kind of talk.

67. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1521; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

iPhones have caused numerous injuries due to fires they started while charging, I think it goes back as far as the iPhone 4. If you're going to troll, at least do it in an intelligent way. Of course looking like a fool is entertaining to others if your intent is to be the class clown. On a side note, 4 years selling iPhones, I can assure you they're quality control has been hit and miss over the years. iPhone 5C screens were literally popping out of the phones, iPhone 5 was easy to bend, as was the 6 when it first launched. I witnessed them get damaged simply pulling them out of a phone case. They've also had recalls due to battery failure on the iPhone 5 or 5s, can't remember.

100. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hope you get it. It's going to be tough if supplies are that limited. But hey, someone has to get lucky, might be you.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well he is wrong! There aren't gonna be any, because Apple will make sure none are available by not making but a certain amount.

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So if Apple is claiming 40% of the OLED were not correct, what OEM did they come from? Because Samsung just started and thus wouldn't have delivered any yet? So are they LG panels? Or did Apple go to some cheap Chinese chop shop and buy them?! lol

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

"Apple go to some cheap Chinese chop ship and buy them" This is a concrete example of your lying techniques.

9. apple-rulz

Posts: 1903; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Go troll somewhere else loser.

12. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Then you stop troll in Samsung articles idiot

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sissy, now you know that's not apple_rulz, that's apple_rulz lol. He loves to dish it out, but can't take his beloved Apple (who doesn't even know he exists), getting a gut check.

29. apple-rulz

Posts: 1903; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

"What's it gonna do Apple?", so, like Apple is listening to you? Also you posted your typical stupid list of what you want, because oh yes, Apple will definitely listen to your pathetic self.

39. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMFAO You are so right.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What's it gonna do Apple?

11. apple-rulz

Posts: 1903; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Go away troll, there are plenty of Apple articles if you were truly interested in knowing about it.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Send me away, or STFU! I've grown bored with you. You're pissed at me, cause you can't handle me, it's ok, jealousy is a powerful thing.

17. apple-rulz

Posts: 1903; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

No I'm disgusted with you, because you ruin every single Apple article with your asinine trolling. Go tickle your man cl!t with your S-pen, and let people enjoy things, and stop trolling for attention.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

See post 14, and when you respond, see post 14. Infact, just keep seeing post 14...You're in time out, for being a little biznitch.

31. apple-rulz

Posts: 1903; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

"biznitch" Seriously? Do you actually consider yourself an adult, writing such tripe like that?

30. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Damn apple-rulz, who pissed in your Cheerios? "What's it gonna do Apple?" hardly seems like a statement to justify your pissy, batsh*t crazy response. You need to adjust your dosage of whatever medication you're on because you're a bit unbalanced at the moment.

32. apple-rulz

Posts: 1903; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

He's a troll, and you know it, don't deflect on to me.

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