Rosenblatt: 40 million iPhone 8 units to ship in the second half of 2017; model's 3D sensor leaks

Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang apparently has a large number of fingers and toes. Zhang expects 35 million to 40 million units of the Apple iPhone 8 to ship in the second half of this year. That would include less than three full months of availability for the iPhone 8. The analyst says that a low yield rate will prevent Apple from including a fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 8. Instead, Apple will use a facial recognition system that unlocks the phone and verifies identity in "millionths of a second."

Breaking down the shipping data, Zhang calls for 5 million iPhone 8 units to ship in the third quarter of this year followed by 30 million to 35 million in the fourth quarter. As for the Apple iPhone 7s and Apple iPhone 7s Plus, the analyst estimates that 15 million of these will ship in Q3 with 35 million getting delivered in the fourth quarter.

In addition, a picture of what is said to be the 3D sensing module for the iPhone 8 was leaked. This is related to the front-facing camera system that KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo called "revolutionary" back in February. Sometime next month, we should learn all about this revolutionary technology. While the 3D sensing is expected on the front of the iPhone 8, for 2018 and beyond, this technology is expected to be found on the back of the iPhone in conjunction with the rear-facing camera.

source: StreetInsider, SlashLeaks

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36 Comments

13. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

My money is ready for the best smartphone of the year.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You just said that about the Pixel 2 on another article lol. You're such a phony troll. Battylyingflashmitethefake

22. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Why are you here constantly trolling? Isn't your "billy bad ass" S8 enough to keep you occupied anymore?

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Obviously the iPhone 7isnt, you already wnt the next model. Imso happy with my S8, I'm right now it considering anything. I guess if u keep buying outdated iPhones every year, you have something to look forward. Everything you look forward too, we've pretty much had with very few exception. You have some nerve to call someo e a troll.

10. Cat97

Posts: 2076; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

We have to face it: the iPhone 8 will be a stunner. I am an Android user, but I have to give credit where it's due. It will be the first really-bezel-less phone, 3D face recognition and probably a lot of other stuff. What would convince me to actually buy one would be a great battery life.

16. Xilam unregistered

The only reason I'd buy another iPhone, is if it comes with a stylus, AND if I can afford it. (So, two reasons). For the record, I do like iOS.

18. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The ip8 is going to be a the benchmark for looks. Its going to be a stunner with so much new tech. A straight up phone of the year.

23. ColinW

Posts: 413; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

New tech? Wireless charging, nope. Eye scanner, no. Good screen to body ratio, no. OLED screen, no. Top IP rating, no. High-end resolution, no old HD. Basically an Android clone with less.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I cant wait to read his reaponse to your post. +1

32. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

For me, as an iphone user since iphone 4, its a new tech and features. Don’t even care what other oem’s had. And i think that androids are mostly concerned with getting the new features first w/o proper implementation and specs war.

28. Xilam unregistered

Bankz, it'll have a lot of what some android manufacturers offer already. But if you're talking about improved tech, like face recognition, ip rating, dual camera improvements probably best screen to body ratio, unless you include the very limited devices like mi mix and sharp. There are a couple of new tech like AR hardware, and 120mhz screen like on iPad - then yes! But it's not really "so much new tech", but just a couple things. Frankly, I don't see any manufacturer, either android or Apple coming up with new innovations that we NEED, just little cool features we might have fun with. I rather they leave this stuff to 3rd party and just concentrate on improving NEEDED features we depend on like mobile pay (Samsung leading in this category), FP sensors (Apple leading there), connectivity and boost faster internet speeds (work with carriers), speed and graphics (Apple leads), camera (Samsung leads photo, Apple leads video), utility hardware features (s-pen, SD-support, Keep improving water resistance). And of course, screw it all if money is budgeted - just put all resources on some new battery tech - give us better, longer lasting batteries that charge thru the air and last a week!!!!

30. sgodsell

Posts: 7679; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Seed and graphics (Apple leads). Graphics Apple only leads because they use low resolution displays. So yeah of course an iPhone 7 should be fast, especially when it's only pushing 1/4 of the pixels of a Pixel XL, Galaxy S6, S7, S8, G3, G4, G5, G6, and many other Android smartphones with QHD displays or higher. I will leave you with this Xilam. If the A10 GPU is the fastest and Apple leads, then ask yourself why Apple hasn't used a higher resolution display like a QHD display? Plus why is Apple dropping Imagination's PowerVR GPUs if the lead, and have the fastest GPUs right now? The other thing is Apple's iPhone 7's are restricted to cat 9. When last year's flagship devices were cat 11 and 12 LTE. Apple used modems from both Qualcomm and Intel, but had to restrict everyone's iPhone's to only support cat 9 LTE. Even though the Qualcomm modems in the iPhone 7's supported cat 11 LTE. It will be really interesting to see if Apple will be using Qualcomms modems in this year's iPhone's. Because Intel's modems only support cat 9 LTE. Qualcomms now support cat 16 LTE, or gigabit LTE.

33. Xilam unregistered

- Speed and graphics on the iPhone (nearly any era), were fastest in on-screen as well as off-screen comparedto rivals. - If the A10 GPU is the fastest and Apple leads, then ask yourself why Apple hasn't used a higher resolution display like a QHD display? = I don't think anyone is asking for that - haven't met any one who's complaining about iPhone screen sharpness. Also please research amoled pentile pixel arrangement vs apples iPhon's pixel arrangement. Under same resolution, the pentile arrangement is blurry compared to aligned arrangement like it's on iPhone. - Plus why is Apple dropping Imagination's PowerVR GPUs if the lead, and have the fastest GPUs right now? = probably because they started designing their own or found a better/cheaper solution. - Apple used modems from both Qualcomm and Intel, but had to restrict everyone's iPhone's to only support cat 9 LTE. Even though the Qualcomm modems in the iPhone 7's supported cat 11 LTE. = 1. I have never seen any internet speeds even on the PC with best provider in town exceed cat6, you think wireless will even come close to using that in the near future? 2. I think Qualcomm is a much better modem than intel, but Qualcomm could not yield enough to meet demand so Apple bout intel modems as well - and matched the other so that all iPhones are created equal! Nothing wrong with that. - It will be really interesting to see if Apple will be using Qualcomms modems in this year's iPhone's. Because Intel's modems only support cat 9 LTE. Qualcomms now support cat 16 LTE, or gigabit LTE. = I doubt that would happen due to the legal battle Apple has with Qualcomm. Let me know if I got anything wrong.

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple is looking at a 85.8+ million iPhone Qtr, between the SE, 6S, 7, 7S, and 8. That's a 10% improvement over next years numbers.

8. Xilam unregistered

I see what you did there

3. Tipus

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

In before #mybodyisreadyshowthemnomercy :))))

12. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

What are you babbling about now?

2. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

iPhone 8 will be phone of the year according to sales. #TrueKingCometh

5. Tipus

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

"ROFL" :)))

6. iczer

Posts: 161; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

The iPhone 8 will be sold mainly in USA. China (the world's largest market) and Europe are nor interested! LOL!

7. arman9953

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

will still be the phone of the year and outsell anything ...

15. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The iphone 8 shadow will completely obliterate everything in its part even deep into next year. That much is certain. It is going to literally dominate the industry tbh.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

ROFL!

11. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

I don't see what's so funny darkkmite. Or are you laughing to hide the salty tears you're crying because the iPhone 8 will be better in every way than your precious Note 8?

17. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The funniest thing is he will be one of the first people to buy the iphone 8. He probably wouldnt even mind camping out to get it. So pay no attention to what he says, he's a confused person.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well, I do have the bank to easily afford both, but right now...I've zero interest in the iPhone 8. If it has the features I want, then I'll probably get it. The Note 8 is my must have device. Remember troll, I'm an iOS user also, I'm just not a blind zombie fanboy like you and battyflashmite, and the rest of the flock, cnour, apple-rulz, Lundberg, piyath, ncxt, and bucky. The Note 8 is just the device for me. The iPhone 8...is a wait and see.

41. sgodsell

Posts: 7679; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The only people that will be confused when the new iPhones drop, are those that will purchase an iPhone 7s. Come on someone that purchases that thing definitely has no technical knowledge what so ever. No wonder why Apple has record profits, especially when they sell an iPhone 7 at flagship prices. If that same hardware was running Android it would only get around the $200 mark. It just goes to show you how ignorant the population really is. What's that sales motto again "a sucker is born every minute.". Apple has a lot of them.

20. ColinW

Posts: 413; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

In almost everyway it will be a copy of the S8 and other Android phones. Better, no it will not even catch-up.

21. ColinW

Posts: 413; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

In almost everyway it will be a copy of the S8 and other Android phones. Better, no it will not even catch-up.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

ROFL!

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