Don't count on finding an Apple iPhone X to buy when it launches November 3rd
by Alan Friedman / Oct 20, 2017, 11:28 AM
Highly regarded Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who works for KGI, says that the biggest problem facing Apple is the printed circuit board used with the iPhone X antenna system. Kuo says that this PCB for the iPhone X requires special materials, tougher tests and higher specs than the board used on the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus. The company that Apple had counted on to provide the printed circuit boards, a firm called Murata, has apparently been replaced with another company that will supply Apple with the part.
Suppliers of the PCBs for the wide-angle camera are also having problems delivering supply to Apple. Both the telephoto and wide-angle snappers use separate PCBs and production yields of the part for the have been lower than hoped for. One piece of good news involves face recognition. Issues with the dot projector, used for this feature, have been cleared up and production of the part is picking up steam.
KGI says that production of the problem parts should increase throughout next month, which will allow Apple to increase availability of the device after the launch. As for the November 3rd launch, instead of the usual 10 million units that would normally be available, KGI expects only 2 million to 3 million iPhone X units to be shipped by Apple in time for the release of the handset.
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We are not waiting for it.
posted on Oct 20, 2017, 11:57 AM 21
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Wrong. YOU are not waiting for it. Some people are, some aren't but 'you' isn't 'we'.
posted on Oct 20, 2017, 12:24 PM 8
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You said yourself, some Are waiting and sole are not. Did you Not? So he is in the group of people not waiting. So "we" does apply to him just you are in the group of people are waiting and this "you" as in all of you are waiting.
posted on Oct 20, 2017, 8:14 PM 3
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How will people ever survive without the new iPhone X. I mean how can you survive without using FaceID, or is it TouchID that everyone has been missing all their lives. The X is bringing so much to the world, like those animojis, and other AR features that you cannot survive without out them. Your life will be in turmoil without the new X. If you cannot get the iPhone X, then you may as well end your life, because it's not worth living if you cannot get an X.
posted on Oct 20, 2017, 12:26 PM 14
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We are not waiting your stupid comment.
posted on Oct 20, 2017, 12:45 PM 2
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I think a lot of people are waiting and looking forward to it, including my wife and myself. I just hope to no home button phenomenon is easier with "Face ID" as apposed to Iris scanner on my current Samsung S8. It is a hit or miss.
posted on Oct 20, 2017, 1:51 PM 0
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It is a legitimately interesting phone, but it's plagued with manufacturing issues. Considering it's a 1st generation design shift, we might get a more refined variant next year
posted on Oct 20, 2017, 12:05 PM 4
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The design change has nothing to do with the manufacturing issues.
posted on Oct 20, 2017, 8:17 PM 0
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I don't plan on getting one and I don't knock it. It seems like a good phone. But how many different stories do we get about the iPhone x supposed availability.... From 'it's delay" its "on time", production "yields will be low ", all " components are rolling off their assembly line at normal rates", to it will be "impossible to get." Who is right? Is this all hype that Apple is generating to cause people to get worked up about it. For some reason I think that Apple will say the production run was normal but they are all sold out ( when they actually produced only 1 million units ) Like how Nintendo and Microsoft and Sony did with their consoles in the past. But that just my theory and like always its just a theory no facts to back it up.
posted on Oct 20, 2017, 12:25 PM 2
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I think they're over estimating the demand for a £1000 phone.
posted on Oct 20, 2017, 1:08 PM 2
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Nope. With a payment plans people will buy anything. Have you not seen the debt level for Americans? People will suck it up to say that they have one while increasing their bills and reducing the amount of money they have to pay for things of need. This is the age of narcicism not responsibility. The not 8 with it's near 1000 dollar price tag, though more justified to me, is selling well....but I am not paying that much for freaking phone...... We have to resist laptop prices for phones. The price is 1000 not out of necessity, but because suckers keep paying... Stop paying the price will go down....U11 great phone way less, V30 great phone( though creeping up) way less, G6, host of Huawei devices, OnePlus, previous Nexus devices.... We gotta stop or either ronly purchase when they are on sell like I did with S8. That will show them what we want to pay for a device.
posted on Oct 21, 2017, 7:29 AM 0
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Does anyone know if its better to preorder the Verizon version of the X since they come factory unlocked? I mean, will it have the same bands plus the CDMA ones for verizon? Im using Tmobile but would like to have it factory unlocked.
posted on Oct 20, 2017, 1:28 PM 0
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