Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo is at it again. He has reiterated his earlier assertion that Apple will gain from increased iPhone sales in the last quarter of 2019, as well as the first quarter of the next year. There were reports earlier, appearing in the Nikkei Asian Review, of Apple asking its suppliers to enhance their production of iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro by around 10%. This was after looking into the kind of orders the company’s stores were receiving all over.
75 Million iPhone 11 Series Shipments in 2019
An analyst has estimated that Apple will ship up to 75 million pieces of its 2019 iPhone 11 series phones. This more or less corroborates with the figures predicted by Ming-Chi Kuo as well. This figure is broken into roughly 37 to 40 million pieces of the iPhone 11 Pro and the remaining accounting for the iPhone 11. The figures can be interchanged since if you accept the overall figure to be 75 million there is not much difference in the individual numbers. All these assertions and predictions are being made from the market reports that there is a genuine demand for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro devices among the buyers, whatever may be the underlying reason. The lower sales, if any, compared to the last year’s sales of the equivalent model can only be due to the inability to meet demand due to production constraints. The demand has been steady.
Kuo’s Predictions for 2020 I Quarter
Ming has not stopped at that. In his blog post, he claims that while the sales of iPhones in 2019 will witness a 10% increase, the figures for the first quarter of 2020 will see another 45 million iPhones being sold. According to him, this will be bolstered by the company launching the much-awaited iPhone SE2. Kuo’s break up for the 45 million iPhones in the first quarter of the next year is 22-24 million of the iPhone 11 and the remaining, the iPhone 11 Pro.
Apple Insider Positive About the iPhone SE2 Launch
The other major development that Ming-Chi Kuo has been writing on is about the release of the iPhone SE2 by Apple in the first quarter of 2020. If that happens, it could indeed be a game-changer for Apple. The company would have successfully reversed the trend of falling iPhone sales and therefore its revenue for a few quarters. The company’s profitability may also see a surge if these predictions come true.