iPhone 8 to break sales record of iPhone 6, says analyst

By Stanislava Zivojinov Nov 30, 2016 03:53 PM EST
Apple Sued In China Over Alleged Design Infringements
SHANGHAI, CHINA - JUNE 22: (CHINA OUT) An iPhone 6 series smartphone is sold in an Apple store at Nanjing east road on June 22, 2016 in Shanghai, China. A local company called Shenzhen Baili recently sued Apple Inc. for alleged infringements of their smartphone design patent by Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 plus. Beijing's Intellectual Property Office ruled against Apple and issued an injunction to ban the sale of the iPhone products in Beijing but Apple Inc. has appealed the decision and all iPhone 6 models remain on sale throughout China pending a review by the Beijing IP Court. (Photo by Wang Gang/VCG via Getty Images)

The upcoming iPhone 8 will convince a large number of buyers to purchase the smartphone, helping Apple to beat the current record, according to renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple had announced, before started selling iPhone 7, that it won't report launch weekend numbers, encouraging many people to speculate that Apple is not expecting the new phone to outshine the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s's launch weekend performances.

Still, indirect analytics data disclosed that Apple did pretty well, with iPhone 7 sales performance being comparable with past years.

Ming-Chi Kuo said, in a note to investors received by 9to5Mac, that Apple could sell between 120 million and 150 million iPhone 8 devices in the second half of next year. Apple sold between 110 million and 120 million iPhone 6 devices back in 2014. iPhone 6 showed a major redesign and the first iPhone series with a bigger display.

The new OLED iPhone would drive this unique iPhone demand, while the other two iPhone 8 models will not be tedious. Kuo also said the 4.7-inch LCD smartphone model will also have an all-glass design and feature wireless charging support, just like the OLED variant.

The renowned Apple analyst said that the OLED iPhone 8 will represent Apple's major redesign, although the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus would be continual updates to the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

All iPhone devices are expected to offer similar specs when talking about the internal hardware. Moreover, the OLED and iPhone 8 Plus versions will have dual-lens cameras on the back.

 

 

 

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 26 : An Apple phone is seen at a shop after Apple launched iPhone 7 and 7 plus in Moscow, Russia on October 26, 2016. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)(Photo : Getty Images / Anadolu Agency / Contributor)

The highly-anticipated new iPhone is expected to be released with amazing features like a glass frame and bright, flexible screen that would make this smartphone one of Apple´s best products in its history. If this smartphone finally outdo the iPhone 6 sales record, the company probably would have to struggle so the next iPhone meets expectations.

The iPhone 8 is expected to be launched in mid-September next year, so we've got plenty of waiting to do.

 

 

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