KGI Predicts Zero or Negative Growth for iPhone 6s

KGI Predicts Zero or Negative Growth for iPhone 6s

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KGI is predicting that Apple will see zero or negative growth in iPhone sales following the launch of its next generation device, according to AppleDaily.

It's suggested that a weak Chinese market and a lack of compelling iPhone 6s features will result in flat sales.

The analyst quoted by the Taiwanese media says there are two main factors that could contribute to these results. First of all, compared to last year, smartphone sales in China have declined along with the spending power, and as you should all know, China is the largest smartphone market in the world.

Secondly, the analyst says that another big reason that could contribute to the iPhone 6s duo yielding zero or negative growth is Force Touch. More to the point, the technology itself should not slow down the market performance, but because Force Touch is supposed to be one of iPhone 6s’ main new driving feature and due to the fact that the public hasn’t been wowed by FT on the Watch and the new MacBook, the inclusion of Force Touch on the upcoming iPhone flagship might not attract as many customers as Apple might hope.

While analysts may be skeptical, Apple is reportedly expecting even higher demand for the new iPhone than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus released last year. According to the WSJ, it's asked suppliers to manufacture a record 85 million and 90 million units of the new phones.

Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6s on September 9th. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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KGI Predicts Zero or Negative Growth for iPhone 6s

Bigjiba - August 12, 2015 at 5:32am
To be honest there is nothing impressive. I'm gonna get one because it's next on my cycle of phone change. But i can't imagine a person with a 6 feeling compelled to upgrade. It's good that they have rose gold option for those people who want the latest and show off. If there wasn't they could lose sales to those people. Are we getting spoiled now? Nothing impresses. And those cheaper phones like oneplus 2 become more attractive. I'm still adamant that if some other brand figure a way to install iOS (even as a hack) to their hardware, apple can lose sales. I feel the Ecosystem holds me more than the hardware. It's a bit sad when we all used to lust after iphones. Anyway, I'm sure they will sell a lot a with people on 2yr cycles. They just naturally upgrade. When in a store I feel the other brands with their edge to edge screens or the curved glass(gimmick I know) just looks more future like. I hope apple does more than just address the problems of the 6 like bendgate.
Pffft - August 12, 2015 at 5:46am
Used to lust after iPhones? Do you realize how every year, sales continue to increase making a new record than last year's? How is this sad? What's not so impressive? You don't even know if that's all there is so far, heck even rumors never come close to spoil anything that's a year worth waiting that they see for the,selves just how above and beyond what they expected is far better than it seems. My point is they know how much more effort there is than them for how much Apple puts into s models of iPhones. Think about it. This iPhone is coming with 2gb of ram, force touch, may come with sapphire, and for how much slightly thicker it will be also means it's lighter, but just wait until Apple reveals the rest like rumors can't. I can go on to prove it, but in the meantime, check out the infographic of iPhones sold.
Bob Smith - August 11, 2015 at 11:03pm
Apple always adds something that people really want --- poor prediction on a product not even announced….
iknow - August 11, 2015 at 9:06pm
The iPhone is more of a functional device than the Apple Watch and MacBook. I think it will actually drive sales up once consumers see what forcetouch is capable of doing.
MUKAI - August 11, 2015 at 8:35pm
Yup force touch wasn't really impressive specially on that Apple watch, it's just some other feature that should of been brought to the iPhone 6 and plus. But don't get too disappointed, Apple always has an ace under its sleeve that could contradict this.
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