Analyst Expects iPhone 8 Will Account For 55% Of Total 110 Million Sales In 2017

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Dec 27, 2016
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When it comes to the iPhone 8, there’s no dearth of rumors floating around. Apple’s flagship is expected to feature a lot of overhauls next year. These include an all new glass body, an edge to edge screen, a virtual home button, wireless charging and more. Cupertino’s got a lot riding on the device, given that the iPhone lineup accounts for over 50% of its revenues. That, and the fact that sales aren’t what they used to be have resulted in a lot of eyes looking at the iPhone’s tenth anniversary next year. Today, we got some analyst predictions for the iPhone 8. Take a look below to find out more.

Apple’s iPhone 8 Will Launch With OLED Screen Size Between 5-5.2 Inches

It’s a great time for Apple to drastically overhaul the iPhone lineup. The smartphone hasn’t seen much changes lately, especially since design has been kept constant for three consecutive generations for now. The iPhone 8 is expected to change all of this. It’s been rumored that Apple simply wasn’t ready to introduce the necessary changes with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The lineup introduced only minor changes in the form of new color options, a dual camera and the removal of the 3.5mm earphone jack.

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Now, a lot of sources have started to make some impressive claims for the iPhone 8. While we’ve highlighted most of these above, today, an analyst adds a bit more to what we already know about the device. According to this source, the OLED iPhone 8 will have a screen size between 5-5.2 inches. The standard, 4.7 and 5.5 inch devices will feature standard LCD screens found on the lineup. This stands in contrast to some more information that we received today which claims a 5 inch screen size for the iPhone 7s.

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Furthermore, his projections for the sales estimates of the iPhone 8 are very optimistic. iPhone 8 shipments in H2 2017 will go up by 20 million to 110 million. Out of these around 50-55% will consist of the iPhone 8. That’s a big number for a device that’s barely made it to the rumor mill in aesthetic form. Still, it’s good to see that at least some quarters are optimistic for Apple’s products.

There’s a lot of time left until the iPhone 8 is launched by Apple. So a lot more information will surface in the future. Right now, Apple looks to have a lot of cards under its sleeve. If Cupertino will pull it off succesfully, then market interest will have been regenerated into the device. Apple’s got a lot of problems on its plate, especially for the MacBook Pro. Still, things will sort themselves out in the future. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.

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