Rumours … analyst lauds iPhone 7 potential, another says sales will slip, 256GB


Analyst reckons iPhone 7 is ‘sitting in front of a massive wave of untapped sales’ — In a note to investors  from BMO Capital Markets analyst Tim Long and his team, the iPhone 7 is “sitting in front of a massive wave of untapped sales.” Long says Apple has the largest base of existing users it has ever had, and those whose phones are at least two years old form the largest percentage of those users in years. Twenty-five percent of the “installed user base” is poised for an upgrade, the analyst believes. That’s an audience of 120 million phones. But …

Forecast says Apple iPhone shipments will drop to 227M in 2016, resume growth in 2017 — iPhone shipments may actually slip from about 232 million in 2015 to 227 million this year, marking the first such decline in Apple history, according to a research forecast published on Wednesday.

Both ‘iPhone 7’ and ‘iPhone 7 Plus’ will come in 256GB capacities – report — This year’s iPhone upgrades will be more spacious than ever, according to a new report, which claims Apple is “certain” to increase the maximum storage size to a whopping 256 gigabytes. [And you know what? We’ll only know on New Zealand’s 14th June.]