It seems that not everybody thinks Apple will break any records in the last quarter of the year, even though the Cupertino-based tech giant has just unveiled three new iPhones.
According to Daniel Gleeson, analyst at Ovum, the main problem is the iPhone X delay. He explained at CNBC that there are two categories of iPhone buyers right now. Does how want the new iPhone X and does who would rather buy and iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. But Gleeson say that does who are more inclined to buy and 8 or 8 Plus will wait to see the iPhone X. And there’s a gap between them.
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available for preorder starting tomorrow, September 15th, and in stores they will be available on September 22nd. The iPhone X will be available for preorders later next month, on October 27th, while in stores it’ll arrive no earlier than November 3rd.
Thus, Gleeson suggests that iPhone sale might gain momentum after iPhone X actual release. So, he says Apple’s financial results in the last quarter of 2018, will be affected by this.