Unfortunately for Apple (and its legion of fans), there isn't much the company can do to avoid this.
Despite a decline in overall sales, Apple still had the best-selling models which are the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. This is great for people who would like to upgrade from an older generation iPhone but do not want to pay the absorbent prices of the iPhone 8.
"These players have become equally important as Samsung or Apple to the global supply chain, application developers and distribution channels, as they continue to grow in scale more rapidly than the incumbent market share leaders", Tarun Pathak, Counterpoint's associate director, said in a statement.
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The event is scheduled to begin at 10am on September 12 in Cupertino, California which translates to 10:30pm for the Indian audience. The iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will give Apple enough padding for the risks it will take with the iPhone 8.
According to sources based in Taiwan, Japanese blog Macotakara states that Apple will start taking pre-orders for all three iPhone models starting September 15, but the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will be shipped earlier to customers.
What can we expect from iPhone 8?
Since it is a general information that iPhone 8 features a complete glass edge to edge display, that leaves no space for the traditional home button. According to reports, the smartphone will have a curved OLED display. So now instead one can simply place his finger on the screen and the phone scans it. It's highly unlikely Apple will just rely on facial recognition, regardless of how better it is than others.
"OLED iPhone panel supply is controlled wholly by Samsung, not Apple", KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote in an Apple Insight note dated September 6 seen by Business Insider. It's expected to go on sale about a week and a half later.