Over the past few quarters, it is clear that Apple’s iPhones aren’t selling as hot as they used to. This isn’t to say Apple is in trouble, but the numbers show that iPhone sales are on the decline, which could be attributed to a number of reasons. It is also why many have been highly-anticipating the iPhone X which is said to introduce a period of a super cycle for Apple.
It was widely-expected that this super cycle could be kicking off towards the end of 2017, but as you might have heard by now, Apple’s decision to launch the iPhone X in November coupled with the rumored production problems has resulted in KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicting that the super cycle will only truly begin in 2018.
However that’s not necessarily bad news because according to Kuo’s prediction, he believes any production issues with the TrueDepth camera will be resolved in 2018, meaning that 2018’s iPhone X will not be plagued by the same supply issues as this year’s model, which could result in a “longer sales period” which should help with the super cycle predictions.
Reports are claiming that the iPhone X will be difficult to get ahold off until mid-2018, so if you were thinking of getting your hands on one, you best pull the trigger early when it comes to placing your pre-orders which will be kicking off towards the end of the month.