Analyst Min-Chi Kuo of company KGI Securities, which is no longer once made accurate forecasts about of Apple's complete failure of the Last year, the iPhone X. The expert says that already in This year Apple can completely stop the production of its sensational novelty, which had high hopes.
What to expect
Kuo predicts that in The current quarter instead of the planned 20 - 30 will sell only 18 millions of flagship smartphones, and already in The next quarter figure will be 13 million. A already in the summer, to the new flagship, due to low demand, Apple will give up support for iPhone X.
Recall, this is not at all similar to practice Apple, which after the debut of the new flagship reduces the price of previous models. AT result users who do not collected on a novelty, can afford a more affordable previous smartphone.
However, Ming-Chi Kuo says that cheaper iPhone X not will, and and completely disappear from counters.
At the same time, the analyst now predicts the emergence of just three new models in this year. Have two successors to the iPhone X will be OLED-displays with diagonals of 5.8 and 6.5 inches and budget model with LCD display , a diagonal of 6.1 inches and metal housing. AND they will allow you to increase total sales of smartphones to 10%.
But While these are just forecasts, and Min-Chi Kuo can also make a mistake. By the way, initially he spoke about 90 millions of sold iPhone X.