iPhone X Production Delayed, What This Means For You

A new report is claiming that the iPhone X is facing further delays and won’t begin production until mid-October.

In a recent MacRumor report, Raymond James chip analyst Christopher Caso conducted a supply check on Wednesday and found that the iPhone X won’t enter into production until mid-October, which is later than the original production date predicted. According to the article, the “full production ramp up will be delayed into the December quarter.” Here’s what Caso wrote in a note obtained by Barron’s

“Interestingly, while the industry widely anticipated a shift in iPhone ramp timing, our checks suggest there was an incremental delay in the build plans – with orders firmed up as recently as last week – shifting production more into the December quarter. 

While our checks are ongoing, initial feedback from our meetings suggests that final production of iPhone X has not yet begun, with production expected to commence in mid-October. That production start is about a month later when compared to expectations a month ago, and about 2 months later than expectations at the end of June. Notably, this is consistent with commentary from Diodes last week suggesting the timing had changed since reporting June quarter results and is important as it relates to tone and expectations for the December quarter.”

It seems as if the device will be more restricted than what many people originally thought. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple won’t be able to fulfill all the orders until 2018, which means it’ll be harder to get your hands on this new flagship.

The iPhone X pre-orders go live on October 27 and the device will officially launch on November 3. If the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus has your attention, you can pre-order one now or purchase one tomorrow when the devices launch in most Apple stores and third-party retail stores.

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