tech2 News StaffSep 26, 2017 17:37:48 IST
The new Apple iPhone X is expected to cross 40-50 million pre-order units according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
With the iPhone X, Apple chucked out the fingerprint sensor and replaced it with a facial recognition system. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus which were launched globally recently, couldn't bring too many buyers as it's expected that Apple fans are waiting for the iPhone X.
According to a report on StreetInsider.com, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that iPhone X might cross the 40-50 million mark with iPhone X pre-order units. The analyst had also predicted about Apple removing fingerprint sensor from all of its iPhone devices including iPhone 8 before the launch of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
Kuo said that "iPhone X is seen as the first model refresh since iPhone 6 from 2014, offering a revamped form factor design. We think Apple’s (US) core fans and some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s users are willing to pay a hefty price for this upgraded device."
The KGI analyst also added that "As regards Face ID, we’re now convinced that True-depth camera (3D sensing) creates a far stronger user experience than those of Apple’s rivals."
The report also mentioned that the shipment of iPhone X components are likely to increase in October and component suppliers have 'pulled in iPhone 8 from 4th quarter of 2017 to 3rd quarter of 2017 so that more resources can be allocated to meet the robust demand.'
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