Analyst: pre-orders for the iPhone X may top 50 million units

In a note to clients as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes pre-orders for the iPhone X could pass 50 million units, noting that the high end smartphone is the first complete form factor revamp since 2016 and could prompt a “super cycle” of upgrades.

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He expects Apple to ramp up iPhone X output in late October,  but doesn’t think demand will match supply until next year. iPhone X pre-orders start Friday, Oct. 27; the first units are supposed to be available on Friday, Nov. 3.