The iPhone 8 will come in three colors – black, silver, and gold – according to a research note by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Kuo has an extensive and impressive track record of forecasting future Apple products.
His research often ends up being the most substantial information about future Apple products, although he issues research on other consumer electronics, including Samsung.
Here are the other key details from the note, which was seen by Appleinsider:
- The iPhone 8 will be in short supply at launch but will be announced in September. Only 2-4 million iPhone 8s are expected to be built this quarter, but between 45 million and 50 million will be assembled this year. Apple will also launch an “iPhone 7s” and iPhone 7S Plus” on the same day as the iPhone 8 this fall. They are successors to the current iPhones. He forecasts between 35 million and 38 million iPhone 7S units, and 18 million to 20 million iPhone 7S Plus units will be assembled this year. All of the new iPhones will support “fast charging,” although the compatible charger may be sold separately.
Previously, Kuo has forecast “worst case scenario” delays for the iPhone 8, and that it would with “fewer options for casing colors,” although it sounds like those scenarios are increasingly unlikely.
Apple is expected to launch a redesigned and desirable iPhone this fall, which many are calling the iPhone 8. It’s said to feature a glass enclosure, a next-generation OLED screen that goes from edge to edge on the phone’s face, and faster internals for the updated software.
Some analysts have speculated the “iPhone 8” could cost $1,000 or more.