Analyst cuts his forecast of 2017 Apple iPhone X production by 10%
by Alan Friedman / Oct 12, 2017, 3:28 PM
The anonymous tech executive says that the dot projector, part of the TrueDepth Camera system, is responsible for the production delays. This is seconded by Jeff Pu, an analyst with Taipei-based Yuanta Investment Consulting who agrees that the production issue is coming from the dot projector. Despite this prediction, Pu still expects Apple to begin mass production of the iPhone X in the middle of this month. The phone will start to be shipped out of China the very next week, he says. However, the analyst has cut his forecast of 2017 iPhone X production by 10% to 36 million units.
If Apple makes no changes, the iPhone X will be available for pre-orders starting on Friday, October 27th, which is just two weeks from tomorrow. The current launch date is scheduled for a week after the start of pre-orders, Friday November 3rd. The 64GB iPhone X will be priced at $999, while $1,149 should get you the 256GB model.
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"it means that 90% of the units rolling off of the assembly line are failing to meet Apple's standards. " How do you know this? Isn't it more like 90% aren't getting the components that it needs? Right in the same paragraph you stated the components for the camera array, are meeting with supply issues. So how exactly does this effect phones that have this part?
posted on Oct 12, 2017, 3:30 PM 4
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They put the yields of iPhone Xs to 10% but the other 90% could have multiple factors affecting them. Build quality usually accounts for a bunch, but screen, camera and what not have now added into the mix.
posted on Oct 12, 2017, 3:47 PM 3
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So if it costs so much to make a phone, and most are faulty, what is this doing to Apple's profits for said phone? On a side note people on here like to bash Chinese made phones while praising Apple, yet the iPhone is manufactured in China.
posted on Oct 12, 2017, 4:20 PM 4
This is when TimCook trying to pull a Steve Jobs - Apple is screwing up in their foresight. Time to buy a Samsung, seems like they got it all together compared to Apple.
posted on Oct 12, 2017, 5:03 PM 1
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There's no way they can sell 36 million of this in 2017 even if they manage to produce that many. The competitions are just way better.
posted on Oct 12, 2017, 7:08 PM 7
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36 million worldwide is nothing for Apple. They could probably sell more if they could make them.
posted on Oct 12, 2017, 8:11 PM 2
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The others are competing with iPhone 7 not X.
posted on Oct 12, 2017, 9:58 PM 1
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