Foxconn expected to ship only 25-30 million iPhone X units in 2017, down from 30-35 million

Apple will definitely have problems meeting iPhone X's high demand, especially if we are to believe the latest reports and estimates coming from various more or less reliable sources.

Some of the data gathered by Taipei-based KGI Securities research company forecasts that Foxconn will only ship around 25-30 million iPhone X units in Q4 2017. Previously, the company's analyst Ming-chi Kuo said around 30-35 million handsets will be shipped by the end of 2017.

On the bright side, iPhone X shipments are expected to reach a 50% on-quarter growth in Q1 2018 due to improved yield rates, the same analyst claims. Apparently, both Apple's suppliers for 3D sensing modules used by the iPhone X, LG Innotek and Sharp will start ramping up shipments in November and December, which will allow for more iPhone X shipments early next year.

According to the Taiwanese media, Sharp received technical help from General Interface Solution (GIS), a well-known company which offers integrated touch display solutions. That will allow Sharp to improve the yield rate for the production of 3D sensing modules before LG Innotek.

Although iPhone X pre-orders will open on Friday, reports say only 2-3 million units will actually be available to ship on November 3, down from around 10 million units that Apple is usually able to deliver when a new iPhone hits the shelves.

source: Digitimes

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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 256GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

In the line by apple store nov.3

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7607; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Wait if Apple only sells 25-30 million iPhone X's in 2017. That means Apple is well below their annual sales. Think about it 51 million iPhones shipped for Q1 2017, 41 million iPhones shipped for Q2 2017, and Q3 2017 shipment numbers should be released in November. We already have a good handle on Q3 2017 shipments, especially when iPhone 8 sales are really bad, and production has already been cut by 50%. So it looks like Apple won't make 200 million iPhones this year.

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

In the line by apple store nov.3

3. srgonu

Posts: 568; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

that's more than good enough this time.. may be they will be left with most of them. Great anniversary design.

4. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Apple must make more iphone6S. Ppl buy them a lot now. Jack input.

6. goodmorrow

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

It's called hype

8. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's right, every year there's a shortage but you can buy as many of them as you like.

7. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Don't like the design and the price. I hope all that do get it, get their money's worth.

9. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

A truly ugly phone with its pretentious camera and display notch. Apple should copy Samsung or LG rather than Essential Phone or make a real new design.

10. monoke

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

iPhone x - oh no. That's notch gonna be nearly enough.

11. johnh3

Posts: 150; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

iPhone X are so expensive so they will make a huge profit on every device. And if the ”only” sell 20 million are not a big deal. I suppose it building up some hype to if people must wait for it. I prefeer the design in the iPhone 8 series.

13. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This is just the start of Apple’s dominance...they will release a larger display of 6.4” and the demand will be pretty staggering...

14. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Same song, different year.

15. civicsr2cool

Posts: 281; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

More than any Android phone in its entire life cycle..

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