Apple increasing production of iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus

Apple increasing production of iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus
As one great philosopher once said, "the proof is in the pudding" (perhaps he worked for Jell-O). With that in mind, it seems that demand for both the Apple iPhone X and Apple iPhone 8 Plus is stronger than expected. Supply chain reports indicate that for its fiscal first quarter, which ends when 2017 does, Apple will ship 26 million units of the tenth anniversary model. KGI Securities superstar Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple plans on increasing production of the iPhone X by 35% to 45% in the current quarter from the previous three month period.

Kuo gives two reasons why Apple is planning on churning out more iPhone X units this quarter. He says that consumers have fallen for the premium priced handset, and he cites a hike in demand for the Chinese New Year holiday. Also on consumers' wish lists is the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. While production of the latter is expected to rise, Apple is expected to reduce the number of Apple iPhone 8 units from October through December by 50% to 60%. To help balance demand with supply, the KGI analyst says that some assembly lines that were turning out the iPhone 8 will switch to producing the iPhone X.

As we mentioned just the other day, Apple shipped 11.8 million units of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus last quarter. 6.3 million of the handsets delivered were the iPhone 8 Plus, which outnumbered the 5.5 million units of the iPhone 8 shipped during the same three months.

source: AppleInsider

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