It is claimed that Apple is anticipating unprecedented popularity of the launch of the iPhone 8 (tentative title) this year and is accelerating inventory preparations.
China's media, including China's major electronics and information industries, will begin inventory preparations, starting in May, from March to April, a year or two ahead of schedule this year, citing supply chain information. Reported.
In fact, the report from Taiwan KGI Securities predicted that Apple would have 110 million units of iPhone 8 inventory in late 2017.
This is more than 80 million to 85 million units of the iPhone 6s and more than 70 to 80 million units of the iPhone 7, which is more than 100 million units of the iPhone 6, which has been very popular worldwide. That's why Apple is looking forward to the iPhone 8 sales.
In addition, Citigroup Global Securities estimates that the iPhone 8 will surpass 100 million units in preparation. According to Citigroup, the total number of iPhone stocks this year will rise from 225 million to 225 million - 235 million units this year due to the appearance of the iPhone 8.
By terminal, the 4.7-inch model is estimated to account for 30% of the total, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) 50%, and 5.5-inch model 20%.
For the OLED model, it means a premium model called some 'iPhone X'. Currently, the iPhone 8 series is expected to be the most powerful of these three models, and the premium model will be the iPhone's first curved display.
Japan's Nomura Securities said that the iPhone 8 will hit an unprecedented hit, and that the sales volume of the iPhone 8 will surpass the record high of the iPhone 6.