KGI: iPhone 8 sales are not weak, people are just waiting for the iPhone X

September 27th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

The slipping shipping dates should have been a clue – the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are selling as well as expected, claim industry analysts at KGI. According to their numbers, the two 8 models saw roughly half the sales during the opening week compared to last year’s iPhone 7.

But KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo (usually an authoritative source) expects that the iPhone X will match the sales of the 8 and 8 Plus combined. This will bring sale numbers back to where they need to be. Earlier, KGI predicted 50+ million pre-orders for the X, so it’s a matter of how fast Apple can make them.

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