Last week, Ming-Chi Kuo, a financial analyst from KGI Securities, forecasted that next year’s iPhone 8 sales will set a new record. According to him, it would even overshadow the iPhone 6 in terms of popularity. Now, new reports revealed that Apple has reduced the number of iPhone 7 orders from its main manufacturer, Foxconn. The order reduction is said to be in response to the now declining demand for the phone. Could this mean that, even though Apple just released the iPhone 7, the iPhone 8 is already overshadowing its popularity? It may be so.
For those who have forgotten, the initial influx on the iPhone 7 orders was brought about by the Galaxy Note 7s discontinuation. Last October, Samsung made a complete fiasco with the Note 7 when the phone’s battery started to smoke and catch fire. Because of the incident, Samsung was forced to withdraw the phone from the market. Apple took this opportunity to increase the supply of the iPhone 7 to fill the void that the Note 7 left. Now, after three months of being in the market, the interest on the phone is now subsiding.
Still about a year away from the supposed release, the iPhone 8 is already making waves on the internet. Since the release of the iPhone 7, more and more rumors of the next generation smartphone has found its way on the internet.
So far, many have been speculating that the iPhone 8 will come in three different versions. The first two will be the standard, run-of-the-mill offering while the third will be the special 10th anniversary version. The special edition iPhone 8 will, as rumors go, have a dual-glass casing and edge-to-edge display. On top of this, the dual-glass housing will make it possible to include wireless charging with the phone.
Right now, it would seem that Apple is already building up the hype for the iPhone 8. Whether this is intentional or not, it only means that Apple would have to impress a lot of people on the next phone release.
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