Don't count on finding an Apple iPhone X to buy when it launches November 3rd

Don't count on finding an Apple iPhone X to buy when it launches November 3rd
While pre-orders for the Apple iPhone X will start a week from today, a new report sent out to clients on Friday by KGI Securities doesn't bode well for those who expected to have the premium tenth anniversary model in their hands on launch day. The report says that Apple has had trouble receiving several components for the iPhone X, including the wide-angle camera, the Infrared dot projector which computes depth, and the antenna.

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.

source: 9to5Mac

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  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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40 Comments

1. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

We are not waiting for it.

5. Phenom

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 16, 2017

Wrong. YOU are not waiting for it. Some people are, some aren't but 'you' isn't 'we'.

11. Roger3874

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 18, 2016

I was just about to ask Webster if they changed the meaning of You

14. Phenom

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 16, 2017

Your point being?

22. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

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.

31. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Exactly..

26. MasterAlchemist

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 14, 2017

It's pointless. SheepDroids never listen.

29. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Wrong, fanboys in general never listen. I hate it when people talk as if only one side is at fault.

32. Phenom

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 16, 2017

This.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7363; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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.

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

We are not waiting your stupid comment.

30. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Pretty funny how that is coming from someone who constantly posts stupid comments in this site. LOL

33. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Thanks for reading my comments.

34. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Thanks for keeping them consistently stupid.

38. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You are welcome.

39. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Thanks for the entertainment :) I can see that you're pretty used to it, being the laughingstock I mean.

40. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You are welcome too.

13. Godfather

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

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.

2. RajRicardo

Posts: 494; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Not into buying one anyhow.

3. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Dang. I really wanted to buy one and resell it immediately for quadruple the price. :(

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

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

23. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

The design change has nothing to do with the manufacturing issues.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Of course they do. It's got first time used tech.

6. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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.

9. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I think they're over estimating the demand for a £1000 phone.

27. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Very smart comment. Keep it up....

28. dnomadic

Posts: 415; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

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.

10. sirohunter

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

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.

12. epic_ninja420

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

buy it from Apple?

19. sirohunter

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

No Sim Free Option available unfortunately.

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