iPhone X pre-orders might break the 50 million mark

Of the three new iPhones that Apple revealed on September 12, the most interesting model - the iPhone X - isn't available to buy yet, and won't be launched before early November. The completely new design of the iPhone X seems to be making many customers pass on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (both available to buy since September 22). Ultimately, this should be a good thing for Apple.

According to well connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, pre-orders for the iPhone X could reach over 50 million units, despite the handset's high prices - $999 for the 64 GB version, and $1,149 for the 256 GB one. This would set an impressive pre-order record for a single iPhone model, as well as for a single smartphone model regardless of maker and operating system.

Apple will start accepting pre-orders for the iPhone X on October 27, planning to release the near-bezel-less device on November 3. One of the highlight features of iPhone X will be Face ID - this completely replaces Touch ID as a secure means to unlock your handset, or authenticate and pay wirelessly.

Face ID will rely on what Apple calls a "TrueDepth camera" - a system including an infrared camera, flood illuminator (with invisible infrared light), and dot projector ("more than 30,000 invisible dots are projected onto your face to build your unique facial map", says Apple). Ming-Chi Kuo has it that Apple is finding it hard to mass produce this camera system, thus the iPhone X will likely be in short supply at launch, with production possibly catching up with demand only in early 2018.

Just how well will Apple manage to meet iPhone X demand? We'll just have to wait 'till November to find out.

source: Apple Insider

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1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

What the heck this is the 100000000th article for iphone from iphonearena!!!!

3. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

On the home page, select Android in the filter page. You are welcome.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7503; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

He won't filter. It's much more interesting in Apple related comment sections than vice versa, at least when the Android OEM in question isn't Samsung.

16. nikhil23

Posts: 469; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Thanks Captain

21. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

Android fanboys who are Apple haters are literally the dumbest people on earth.

28. Kibzara

Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

and vice versa...

31. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Pot calls kettle black :))

34. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Yeah. The still unused pot call the already used kettle black. Haha!

51. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Says the Apple fanboy who is an Android hater. You're both dumb and a huge hypocrite.

57. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

I'm a hybrid user and I own an expensive android smartphone and plan to get an iphone X as my secondary. What's it to you?

58. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Good for you then? I couldn't care less what phone do you like or don't, as long as you're not a retarded troll or a huge hypocrite. Also, I am bashing You_Dont_Say for his hypocrisy, not because of what brand he likes or hates.

52. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

50M is this including carrier orders? I'm guessing so - so infact this isn't physical orders, just stocking at carriers world wide. Whether these are sold on to "real" customers we will never know... (as usual)

14. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I guess you’re going to ignore the 1000000001 Android articles and only focus on Apple articles. Typical robot!

35. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

it’s the most important phone of the year. Of course it’s going to get a lot of press.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31304; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple is the major player. PA is a tech site. Why would they not post tons of apple stuff?

2. kiko007

Posts: 7503; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Is that even possible?

9. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

If is possible or not, I don't know. But I know what is the reason for such articles. Stock market is going down for Apple, And Apple spent a lot of money for payback stock to keep it not to crush down

25. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Apple only been down 5 percent over a 7 day period. This is common in the market. I guess you don't know much about it.

32. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I know much about that. It's a problem if all the 'buy' at even level, comes from Apple.

5. surethom

Posts: 1718; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Very nice looking device I bet the fully manufactured & boxed price is only $650 - $700 ish big profile for Apple.

53. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Would be way less. probably $350-$450. Apple's profit system is to sell @ triple the fab cost..

6. toukale

Posts: 645; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Those analysts are useless. The X will sell every single unit Apple can make this year. It's not like those things are going to be gathering dusts on store shelves.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"not like those things are going to be gathering dusts on store shelves." If iPhones never gather dust on the store shelves, then kindly explain why Apple has been experiencing sales slowdown in recent quarters?

49. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

He was referring to the iPhone X obviously. Reading comprehension is difficult sometimes tho I know. The iPhone X won't be gathering dust on store shelves. I understood him perfectly. Not that you will be buying one anyway so don't know why you even click the article. Oh wait, yes I do, so you could troll.

7. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Good for them, I guess, that "value price" isn't a big barrier at all... Kek.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7503; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I have been wanting to know this for a while now, but what does "kek" stand for? It comes up a lot in specific forums with a large number of adolescent members (I.e. gaming forums) and they've never really explained why they say it.

10. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

It's a broken english version of "lol". I was being sarcastic, I won't see the value in releasing a top of the line flagship at that price without a fingerprint scanner. That's just me, I don't care if others buy it, I won't feel the urge to defend Apple and I would most certainly recommend the iPhone SE over this entire generation of iPhones.

11. kennybenny

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

$999 x 50,000,000 = Almost $50 billion revenue from 50 million suckers!! Like the saying: There's a sucker born every minute!!!!

15. Joosty

Posts: 482; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Yeah this is quite amazing. The numbers are astronomical really. The only other product to generate more pre-order revenue was the Model 3 Launch. 400,000@$35K a car. Too much math for me. EDIT: I lied. The iPhone X launch is generating much more.

12. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

You are very biased to Apple, this affects the reputation of the site future.! I just want to know what's new in this phone!! Samsung will soon release a foldable phone, and you live in the world of Apple 5 years late.

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