Wall Street analysts predict when the Apple iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8 will launch

Wall Street analysts predict when the Apple iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8 will launch
There have been a number of rumors suggesting that the tenth anniversary iPhone model, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, will arrive late. One report had the device launching late in the calendar fourth quarter as Apple tries to decide whether it can place Touch ID under the front screen, or put a button on the back of the handset. As it turns out, a facial recognition system using 3D-scanning seems the most likely answer to keeping the model free from buttons on the front of the device.

After reporting its fiscal third quarter earnings report yesterday, Apple released some estimates about its fiscal fourth quarter; according to some brokerage house analysts, these numbers indicate that the iPhone 8 will be released next month. RBC analyst Amit Daryanani was very happy to see Apple provide positive guidance for the next quarter. In his mind, the numbers "effectively imply no iPhone launch delay." Among those figures is an expected 12% sequential growth in iPhone sales. The five-year average sequential growth has been 7%, which indicates that something out of the ordinary (iPhone 8?) is happening in the fiscal fourth quarter.

Guggenheim analyst Rob Cihra says that the September forecast made by Apple was much stronger than expected. At the very least, he sees Apple launching the Apple iPhone 7s and Apple iPhone 7s Plus next month. He also sees the possibility of some iPhone 8 sales making the finish line in time to qualify for fiscal Q4 earnings. JP Morgan's Rod Hall says that Apple's guidance for next quarter indicates that the iPhone 7s series will ship as normal next month. The Apple iPhone 8, he predicts, will launch in time to play an important role for the December quarter. Hall also made a very interesting quote about iOS 11 turning the iPad into a viable laptop replacement.


UBS Analyst Steven Milunovich expects an October launch of the iPhone 8 while Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang looks for a September entrance into the world for the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. The iPhone 8, he believes, will start production toward the end of September.

And if you think that these guys know exactly what is going on, guess again. Very few Wall Street analysts are worth the big bucks they get paid.

source: AppleInsider

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27 Comments

1. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Looks good. Hopefully they fix the lag issues

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What?

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Haven't you heard...lags the words. Just subsitiute lag for bird at this link https://youtu.be/7OXVPgu6urw

19. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Hahahahahahaha, keep dreaming.

9. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You cant read English? Must be my grammar, english is a third language for me, so I'm not perfect at it. Just go ahead and google "iphone 7 lag" and see if anything comes up...

11. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Searching "iPhone 7 lag" videos on Youtube is another great option.

25. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I took out my iPhone 7 in search for lag and it laughed in my face when I tried to make it lag.

22. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

But this isn't the Note 8

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I can't wait to see how they market that notch in the dis0lay area vs Samaung have near invisible bezel. It's a nice looking phone. But it doesn't look better than the S8. I do t are how many they sell.

5. apple-rulz

Posts: 2117; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Holy sh!t can you PLEASE get a functioning keyboard?!?!?!?

26. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Funny thing: both Samsung and Apple keyboards are so good at correcting text, I start to think this dude uses none of their phones (or maybe an ancient Ace)...

6. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

more than the whole 8th galaxy phones combined I assume, if you are talking about only the 8, I would say 2-3 times more than the note 8 at least.

10. mikehunta727 unregistered

This looks like a classic case of the Samsung keyboard not keeping up with the typing/lagging behind.... why not use Gboard or something? It's better in everyway

23. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I haven't found a good keyboard with a #'s row

8. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I lag a little myself sometimes. What can I say? Oh well.

12. mikehunta727 unregistered

I'll be a bit surprised if they released both 7S and 8 this fall together

21. Xilam unregistered

Don't care - I can't afford a new iPhone anyways.

20. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It would make my 7 Plus 2 generations older. I wouldn't be happy if they release 7S and 8 together.

24. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

"Hall also made a very interesting quote about iOS 11 turning the iPad into a viable laptop replacement." Is this a joke?

27. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

If he uses the laptop for browsing, media consumption and office tools, iPad could be a good replacement device.

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