Apple set to sell 440 million iPhone units over the course of 2018 and 2019

Apple set to sell 440 million iPhone units over the course of 2018 and 2019
Apple could be set to sell a total of 440 million iPhone units across 2018 and 2019. Despite many claims that the Silicon Valley-based company is facing a sales drop due to the higher cost of the iPhone X, analyst Gene Munster expects the brand to sustain a high volume of sales over the course of this year and next.

Specifically, the analyst is forecasting iPhone sales of 220 million units in both 2018 and 2019, which also coincides with Wall Street’s estimates. The reason behind this is a new phase of “greater iPhone visibility” which should strengthen future sales despite high price tags and will ultimately bring Apple’s active iPhone user base to around 800 million worldwide, representing a figure that will most likely be maintained over the next few years – the American company has historically shown retention rates of over 90% when it comes to iPhone users, suggesting the brand should have no problems keeping its customer base happy.

Beyond 2019, however, Gene Munster doesn’t expect the brand to see huge iPhone sales or revenue growth. After all, the analyst believes Apple’s iPhone upgrade cycle is gradually stabilizing and may have already reached its peak, although the brand could still post growth of between 0% and 5% over the next few years. Nevertheless, because of this, iPhone unit shipments will cease to be the focus of Apple’s earnings reports. Instead, the brand’s stable iPhone revenues will take center stage in the future alongside the company’s investments and growth in other market sectors, more specifically, the brand’s services.

Despite these predictions, Apple appears set to have one last shot at increasing its iPhone sales and revenues significantly come September. After all, the popular brand is rumored to be launching as many as four new devices. These will include two premium OLED offerings, currently being dubbed the iPhone X (2018) and iPhone X Plus (2018), a lower-cost LCD smartphone that will be called iPhone (2018), and an upgraded iPhone SE, dubbed iPhone SE (2018).

source: Loup Ventures via: Apple Insider

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43 Comments

1. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Sound like an ad, or artificial hype. Since Apple average about 220 million per year already so it expected they will sell around 440 million.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple sold their most iPhones when they released the iPhone 6 which was 225 million. Since then Apple hasn't returned to that number. They dropped in 2016, and 2017. So saying that they are going to sell 440 million for 2 years works out to 220 million per year. Will you look at that.

16. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Yet the iPhone X is still the #1 selling iPhone, and the iPhone itself is the #1 selling phone in the world. Will you look at that.

38. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Actually Samsung sells the most phones they outsold Apple in 2017 by over 100 million phones

41. midan

Posts: 2712; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

He was clearly talking about one phone model

42. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

You clearly don't realize that Samsung sells over 60 phone models, most of which are cheap crap ranging around $60-$130.... I also should have been more clear stating its the #1 selling flagship in the world.

43. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

the headline is "iphone units" anyway : 440 mil of all apple Iphone units combined, not specific model. well it's wrong to compare one model of apple to one model of Samsung. unless you are trying to be biased. Sales comparison is not per model but per total production capacity x shipping x actual sales figure of what the company provides = marketshare. apple only capable to release 3 phones per 2017. Blame apple for its inability to produce & to provide product variety as many as samsung or like any other brand for that matter.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

You have to remember that a lot of the pro Apple news sites have to give Apple random free positive coverage otherwise they don't get their Apple event invites. It's how the tech media functions and why everyone keeps posting nonsense garbage articles about Apple. They even write articles on Apple's ads so those that don't watch TV end up being exposed to them.

19. midan

Posts: 2712; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"It's how the tech media functions and why everyone keeps posting nonsense garbage articles about Apple" Sites writes about Apple because everytime they get most clicks from those=more money, thanks to insecure bitter android users who just can't stay away. if the headline has Apple and espcially positive news it's instant trigger. Even news about iPhone ad gets more interest than other companies phone related news.

22. c.m.s

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

This is not about pro-Apple. They also publish alot of doom and gloom articles based on rumors and reports from analysts that have been proven wrong before. Its all about clicks, just look at the number of comments on Apple articles, people read then...

27. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Let me make one thing clear. I am not a pro-Apple writer. This article was written because one analyst announced projections. I personally have only ever owned Android devices but I make the effort to cover all kinds of news, regardless of the company behind it.

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple still remains on top even over 1,300+ Android manufacturer's...how can Apple do this?

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why do you feel the need to post stuff like this at all?

11. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

It’s called Android saturation a.k.a dog eat dog...Google allowed this to make the OS popular. They care less if a 100+ Android vendors dissolve. Google is great at marketing.

4. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Because apple is the only one running IOS. Lots of IOS fans out there.

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Well Samsung, LG, etc have research and design teams to create their own mobile or tablet OS platform. Correct? It takes sacrifice and belief that they are better than Android or iOS. However all the manufacturers took the easy route with open source platform and used Google’s lump of clay to “try and make it”. The result is questionable for many Android vendors as many like HTC, Sony, Motorola are struggling.

37. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Actually samsung sells the most phone they put sold apple in 2017 by over 100 million phones

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1466; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I’m willing to bet they won’t. These prices are turning people away from upgrading every year. Some of my friends who are hard core Apple fans still kept their iPhone 7 Plus. They didn’t want to pay $1k + for a phone, specially for a phone with issues like the X.

20. midan

Posts: 2712; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

There's something like 900 million iPhone users currently, so not all of them have to upgdare and Apple will sell a lot. Apple huge happy loyal userbase is reason why they can sell so much year after year. There's always people who have the older models, for example i went from 6s to X. Skipped 7, saw zero reason to upgrade. Also only fraction of people have ever upgraded every year, it's just a myth among tech nerds who think people do that.

34. deleon629

Posts: 451; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

They’re gonna update when their batteries fail and/or the software keeps bricking the older models. Give it til the launch of the newer models and T-Mobile rolls out their anticipated BOGO offers (I didn’t even begin to mention carrier trade-in deals to come) and those devices are gonna sell like candy

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All I have to say is, release a 6.5 inch X in black, blush gold, or space gray, and it’s game over for the Jed. I can imagine that, and in a 512 gig capacity...I’m drooling just thinking about it. I think Apple has something up its sleeve this year, and will be releasing some killer stuff this year.

14. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Jed you are up to something. Your exactly right! Apple is most likely going to double capacities and give us the dream 6.5” phone we want. That is why I returned the X. I knew that this was going to happen... Look at the proposed specs: iPhone XI Plus: A12 = 5000 single core /15,000 multicore 4GB of DDR RAM 1242 x 2688 res Brigher OLED Apple Pen capabilities Custom GPU Two sizes 128gb and 512gb 5.8” and 6.5” sizes Prices $899/$1049 = 5.8, $999/$1149 = 6.5 Pretty sick if this happens...

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can’t wait man. I think it’s gonna be a killer device, gotta have one.

39. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I agree...I know you have a great understanding and the versatility of owning Android and iOS. However, the 6.5" will be a hard phone to beat. Apple needs to step up the camera game to Google Pixel 2 level and higher, give us more options for bokeh effects, reduce camera quality noise and pixelation and increase sharpness, and especially low light pics. They will have a hit. CPU and GPU will be top notch. I believe they need to eliminate the warmer yellow push on photos and keep it closer to 6000k-6500k temp.

40. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I agree...I know you have a great understanding and the versatility of owning Android and iOS. However, the 6.5" will be a hard phone to beat. Apple needs to step up the camera game to Google Pixel 2 level and higher, give us more options for bokeh effects, reduce camera quality noise and pixelation and increase sharpness, and especially low light pics. They will have a hit. CPU and GPU will be top notch. I believe they need to eliminate the warmer yellow push on photos and keep it closer to 6000k-6500k temp.

17. carlm21

Posts: 32; Member since: May 07, 2018

why people are so attracted?

24. DETROIT50

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

all so by the way. something most people dont know . most of the cell phone sales in the u.s are by companys to give to there employees,corporate people. same gos for cars sales in this country. most of the car sales are corporate and rental car companies buying cars. and leases. not many people are buy 30,000 dollar cars. THIS IS ALL FAKE NEWS

25. midan

Posts: 2712; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

This isn't US, this is WORLDWIDE

26. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

And yet still less than 15% of the phone market are Apple users.

31. midan

Posts: 2712; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

And how your comment has anything to do with what i said? i don't see anyone saying anything about marketshare? do you?

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