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."

This is said to be the 3D sensing module for the iPhone 8

This is said to be the 3D sensing module for the iPhone 8

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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39 Comments

1. Nopers unregistered

Good to hear that there will be so many available.

14. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

God, this is the first time nobody really knows whats actually happening with the iphone. Conflicting reports everywhere. Up there with the neymar transfer to psg tbh..

25. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Now it's Coutinho and Dembele's turn. Wait for the official announcement.

26. sgodsell

Posts: 6843; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well 51 million iPhone's sold Q1 2017, 41 million sold for Q2 2017. It will be interesting to see how many iPhone's sell during Q3 2016 (July- Sept) timeframe. Especially when they said the iPhone 8 will be delayed until October.

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: 795; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

"ROFL" :)))

6. iczer

Posts: 148; 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: 2491; 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: 30833; 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: 2491; 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: 30833; 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: 6843; 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: 412; 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: 412; 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: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

ROFL!

37. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

You can laugh all you want to hide those salty tears darkkmite. It still won't change the fact that the iPhone 8 is gong to be superior to the Note 8 in every way accept lagging.

40. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1195; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Explain, in what way will it prove to be better? In what significant way is it gonna be better than anything else available?

3. Tipus

Posts: 795; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

In before #mybodyisreadyshowthemnomercy :))))

12. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

What are you babbling about now?

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2125; 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

10. Cat97

Posts: 1766; 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: 2491; 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: 412; 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: 30833; 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.

34. Leo_MC

Posts: 6618; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

What will you say if the charging would be made from the distance, the scanner will be 3D and the display - as always - will be better than any other display?

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