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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49 Comments

1. Nobias23

Posts: 64; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Versus what of the Samsung Galaxy S8,S8+?

20. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

That’s not what the artical is about. The s9 and s9+ rumors are coming out more and more which will be bringing more stuff about them soon.So think about it the iPhones just got realeased. There the hot phone right now. There is a lot going on with them right now as far as production issues. A lot of People are also interested in them. I believe phone arena is an American website. If they are then them reporting more on the iPhone probably has somthing to do with pride. I don’t know about that one though because I don’t believe they are. Every bit of news that comes out about any phone usually comes out on phone arena as well.

45. sgodsell

Posts: 7195; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The title of the article states that demand for the iPhone 8 is better than normal. Yet "Apple is expected to reduce the number of Apple iPhone 8 units from October through December by 50% to 60%". Am I the only one that is reading here? So if the demand for the iPhone 8's are high, then why drop production? Wouldn't it make more sense to add more bodies on all the lines. Not drop production for another one. It's not like China has a shortage of people. Next to all the stuff that comes out China. There biggest export is people.

46. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Maybe we all know how to read. They are reducing the production of the 8. Increasing the production of the X and 8 Plus. What's so hard to understand?

39. iczer

Posts: 157; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

Versus making more money Samsung than Apple the last two quarters.

50. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Those numbers are always hard to compare since the S8 and S8+ have been on the market for longer. You can't really compare until the same amount of time has gone by. Obviously the S8 and S8+ sales would be higher at this point. it's an indicator of nothing.

4. yeayeayeaaa

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

gotta roll out newer phones when ios 11 is slowing down every iphone from the 7plus down

8. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Lol you’re trying to hard.

15. yeayeayeaaa

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

mmm pretty easy observation when you own a 7plus, a 7 and a 6 and they ALL have slowed. Tremendously. Bigly. Whatever you wanna call it lol

17. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

My mom has a 6 and it’s barely slowed down.

26. kucma

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Didn’t slow down my 6s plus at all.

51. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Please tell me what I’m doing wrong then...my 6S has the latest update and is running smooth with zero issues?

56. mikehunta727 unregistered

You aren't doing nothing wrong. It's just fanboys who never even put their hands on the products they criticize talking garble

10. midan

Posts: 2707; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Works great with my 6s

18. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Same here. Do have a stutter now and then but still really smooth over all.

43. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Same here, with a 6.

32. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Wrong. For 15 and 22 and 4

7. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Oh no ! Give us more of those smaller phones *tears*

13. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

It was not only PA, but all tech media fail to predict that, the future is the large display phones. Not only that, but they were fiercely fighting, and bashing large display phones. Well I don't know if this was their real opinion, or were forced to do that, but it didn't serve their credibility as TECH media.

23. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

There is no they and them. No Conspiracy. Were the future of phones are going is always a crapshoot. You can think about what you like personally and what phones that are selling well and why, and that might give you an idea. Except for technology that comes out of left field and changes the game.

11. lazarus_26

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

Thanks to iPhoneX, apple gonna have incredible financial results quarter after quarte for the next year. I think apple's ecosystem is stronger and harder to leave than ever!

12. ChaoticRage

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Best phone ever. Crank up production.

14. midan

Posts: 2707; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Got my X yesterday, two weeks early than expected and absolutely loving it, gestures and face ID already feels like second nature. Face ID is definately better than touch ID in everyday use.

24. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I agree in certain ways Touch ID was a hindering thing. Like if my finger was wet or dirty. Touch ID has it’s tough times as well. Like if screen is dirty. But overall I like it better. Wish it had both options though. I am really used to the new gesture control except when it comes to zing out of apps.

16. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Meanwhile, the most sold phones from samsung is J2 prime. And the mobile division of samsung is still suffering from tremendous loss. Lucky their fabs is having the best quarter profit. Thanks to apple.

19. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1377; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Except Samsung is making a profit, their A and J series are good sellers, just like the S and Note range, not as much profit from them, but enough to keep at it.

29. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Where are you getting all there profits at. Thought they are making money off of galaxy line.

30. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

25. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Please explain better.

38. theot14430 unregistered

I'm waiting for Apple to hit the trillion mark.

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