Things don't seem to be sailing smoothly in Cupertino, as they were a few years ago. It's the iPhone does not escape this “crisis”. After some unfortunate news regarding the commercial performance of the Apple smartphone (and only one contradicting it all), our old acquaintance Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities, brings another round of his forecasts to the table and they are not very encouraging.
According to Kuo, the peak of sales of the iPhone has passed this year and the parts suppliers for Apple will see the orders decrease between 5% and 15% in November and December. Apparently, the reasons for this drop would have to do with some factors, mainly the stabilization of the level of stock of the devices in stores and a possible cooling of the interest in the new iPhones by the consumers.
The common iPhone 7 that is even more sold than the 7 Plus, according to the analyst, sees a demand below expectations due to the relative lack of news in relation to the iPhone 6s. The iPhone 7 Plus is finally settling its inventory situation, with most sales outlets showing immediate availability of the product.
Another problem of particular concern to Apple that influencing this fall of the year has to do with China, which has formed formidable local competitors and certainly does not see Ma growth there in 2017. Even more with potential protectionist measures of a certain president-elect