Apple suppliers expect sales of the iPhone to remain stable in 2019. The information is from Bloomberg, which indicates companies’ planning to produce components for 75 million smartphones in the second half.
The number is very close to the second half of 2018 and suggests that Apple does not expect a big growth in sales of the new iPhone models. If demand increases, the company’s partners would be prepared to increase production to 80 million units.
GF Securities analyst Jeff Pu projects sales growth of 7% for the second half of 2019. If this really happens, the company will go from 69 million to 74 million units sold.
At the same time, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International, believes that Apple will sell between 75 and 80 million iPhones in the second half. If the projections are confirmed, the company would resume stability after ending 2018 by selling fewer iPhones than it expected.
As usual, Apple is expected to launch new phones in September and start selling at the end of the same month. The launch of the “iPhone 11” is expected to include three new models that would follow the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.
They should have a design very similar to the current models, even with the same screen sizes. The expectation is that the main difference is with the triple rear camera, which may present a controversial protuberance of glass.