iPhone 7 Wet

Despite Note 7 fires and carriers suggesting iPhone 7 sellouts, top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities isn’t entirely convinced that strong consumer demand will offset slowing shipments. In a note to clients obtained by AppleInsider, Kuo predicted 70-75 million iPhone 7 sales in 2016—lower than that of the iPhone 6s in 2015.

Kuo cautions that strong iPhone 7 sales are not “not entirely due to market demand” because carrier promotions inflated sales numbers and a larger amount of launch countries led to depleted inventories worldwide.

Both new iPhone 7 models launched in 28 countries versus 12 launch markets for the iPhone 6s lats September.

After conducting a survey, Kuo concluded that Jet Black is the most popular colorway accounting for 30 to 35 percent of preorders globally. In China, Jet Black iPhone 7 models accounted for 45 to 50 percent of preorders. In terms of storage, the 128GB model is currently consumers’ #1 choice.

The dual-camera feature in the iPhone 7 Plus has helped boost early shipments, he said.

Scarcity of Jet Black iPhones is due to challenges related to complex manufacturing processes required to give these phones their superior polish and shine. Specifically, a yield rate for Jet Black iPhones is currently about 60 to 70 percent.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere said that iPhone 7 preorders up to September 12 had been “like four times bigger than the iPhone 6.” In a curious reversal of its longstanding practice, Apple has declined to publicize opening weekend iPhone 7 sales.

Source: AppleInsider

  • Rowan09

    Not really surprise because I ordered my 7 Plus Jet black on launch day and they are just shipping it today. iPhone 7/7+ are sold out everywhere by me and not available until the earliest next month and most people won’t get it until November.

    • smtp25

      not sure if its an artificial shortage or not but either way, If I can’t walk into a store and buy one then they must be selling just fine. Back order here (NZ) is 2-3 weeks on apple site

  • mwpitt52

    Ok if I order a 7 plus it will be a 3 month old phone. May as well wait for iPhone 8.

  • Pierre Bugeja

    I don’t even bother reading this negative crap about Apple any longer. I just don’t know what game these experts are playing at. All i can say is that i ordered my 7 and series 2 three days ago and yes, I can wait for the 8, the 9 and the 10 but at least when i travelled to China last week I did not have to be told that my phone could not be switched on or charged on the plane, as was the case for Samsung. Apple remains the envy of all and I have no regret switching to Apple across the board for all the family 6 years ago.

    • Abhinav Chaudhary

      Lol this just made laugh because I was in a flight just few hours ago and they made the same announcement about note 7.

      • Pierre Bugeja

        Exactly. To my point….. there are more negative articles against Apple, who don’t have a problem, than there are against Samsung….. so , as happens often in life, there must be something more to this “Anti-Apple campaign”. I mean, lets face it, Apple has been so successful that just there App-sales alone are worthy of a blue-chip company…..

      • Rowan09

        Exactly.

  • Johnny

    No shit sherlock. Anyone else surprised??
    Im not.
    Trying to sell the same device twice but under different number aint gonna work anymore.

    • Rowan09

      Same device twice? It amazes how people care so much for external looks over the internals. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are Apples biggest upgrades to date, just because it looks similar doesn’t make it the same device.

    • Pierre Bugeja

      If you use basic functions then you are probably correct. Otherwise your comment has the validity as saying “Michelin-star restaurants???? Same as McDonalds. They serve food!”

    • That doesn’t make any sense, even if they changed the outside housing it still would’ve been the same thing.

  • jay

    what does it make customers to buy an iPhone right now? i was lucky to buy a iPhone 7 plus. camera is always good but the iPhone is just the same. would of like to see from apple change a little bit icons and the iOS a bit more.

    • Abhinav Chaudhary

      Or they can let themes on App Store. One of the big reasons for not upgrading to iOS 10 is my jailbreak with Vellixium.

      • Antzboogie

        Exactly Jailbreak over stock any day!!

    • Pierre Bugeja

      It depends what you expect from the product. Personally, I purchase every other series (odd-numbered versions). I expect that I will be seeing huge differences when i get my 7.

  • Abhinav Chaudhary

    It’s true actually, I can say this because most of my friends with older iPhones are upgrading to 6s. So far not a single friend of mine is even planning to buy 7.
    I’ll stick with my 6s too.

    • smtp25

      I don’t see the point in buying the 6S. If you are in the market for a new iPhone, the 7 is about $100 more? And that will give you a longer lifespan than the older 6S and all new features (minus headphone jack)

      • Abhinav Chaudhary

        That’s the USA pricing, in India 6s after converting into dollars for your perspective is 300$ cheaper than the base 7 model. And as a matter of fact Indians will only spend that much extra money if they believe iPhone 7 has REALLY some new features to offer.
        I rather buy a series 2 watch which actually is NEW.

      • smtp25

        Your right. I’m from NZ and its $300 difference 65 and 7S. Quite a bit if you dont care about the latest

      • Abhinav Chaudhary

        Oh and I used think that much price difference is only in India .

      • Blip dude

        For some of us lifespan isn’t an issue, and what’s wrong with saving a $100?? You still are getting a great phone nonetheless. At least that’s my plan when I get the next S model.

      • smtp25

        Your not saving $100. You are paying $100 less and getting a lesser phone/older/different phone. Lifespan is an issue for example, If you brought the iPhone 4 instead of iPhone4S you couldn’t run iOS 10. Resale value too

      • Blip dude

        Again, for some this isn’t an issue. Also, so what if a phone doesn’t run the latest OS. I’m still on iOS 9 because iOS 10 offers nothing new that I personally need. The only reason why I would end up upgrading to iOS 10 is if I do finally decide to pick up the Apple Watch 2. But if I don’t need to, then I won’t.

        Resale Value??? Uhh, you mean to tell me the iPhone 7 is still going to be worth $600+ in 3 years and for some reason my 6S+ won’t?? Resale value shouldn’t be a deal breaker when buying a new phone. These phones begin to lose value 9-10 month after release and I definitely won’t be seeing a profit.

  • n0ahcruz3

    I believe Note 7 explode gate did help apple a bit with the demand for the 7/7+, although i kinda believe some analysts about softer demand for the 7 because some iPhone enthusiasts want a fresh design and upgraded displays and are willing to wait for next years true iPhone 7 this years iphone is a 6ss upgrade. The iPhone 7 is not a good upgrade, the 7 plus on the other hand is a good upgrade coming from older devices like 6/6+ below. Still disappointed with the design though.

    • Rowan09

      Or maybe because you can’t find the iPhone in any stores. All Apple stores even the 5th ave store has been sold out since launch and even at launch you couldn’t get the 7Plus especially the Jet Black. This is by far the worst iPhone availability to date. You still can’t get any by just walking into a store here in NY.

      • n0ahcruz3

        I agree with you on the availability i went to my local tmoble stores and they dont have any stock for the 7+ even at the nearest apple store nothing.

      • Rowan09

        Yeah I don’t know what’s wrong, maybe they are having issues with them.

      • smtp25

        There were lower production yields, I think it is some what artificial shortage though, increased perceived demand by having lower stock available

      • Antzboogie

        Exactly not having enough iPhones on launch date is getting old. Seriously it seems more like Apple is not prepared for demand then this mind game they always play.

      • Rowan09

        This time there is an actual shortage it seems because people want to buy and cannot. In NY the main store is always stocked with older iPhone models at launch but with these devices no one has them for sale.

  • David Gow

    I am on ios10 ip6+ 128 and love my phone I was jail broken and had force touch but I am not missing it much. I will try n sell mine on Craigslist for the next one Not sure on price tho should be able to get 400 to 500 for it maybe three idk Anyway the 6 or 6+ Should work I’ve never had an “s” series. And I have never owned or tried any other phone cept for apple enjoy!