Previously, KGI estimated competitors would catch up in one to two years; however, after examining Apple's technical demonstrations, it's now thought to take longer.
The camera is said to give Apple a solid technological lead throughout 2018 and 2019 giving KGI 'full confidence' in growth prospects for the iPhone in the high-end market. KGI has lowered its shipping estimates from 40 million to 30-35 million units for 2017; however, it still has a 'positive outlook' on future shipments.
Severe shortages are expected when the iPhone X goes up for pre-order on October 27th. Last month, Apple was said to be producing just 10,000 a day.
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