Foxconn's initial shipment of the Apple iPhone X contained only 46,500 units

There is both good and bad news for those consumers who have decided to wait for the Apple iPhone X to launch before deciding which handset they will buy next. Foxconn has made its first shipment of the phone, but only 46,500 units were delivered to the Netherlands and United Arab Emirates from Zhengzhou and Shanghai. The number of phones in this "first-batch" is a far cry from the number of handsets included in the initial shipment during previous years. The iPhone X is expected to be very hard to find once the device is released on November 3rd.

According to a report published today, 400,000 iPhone X models are rolling off Foxconn's assembly line each week, up from the previous figure of 100,000. Even at the higher amount, demand for the tenth anniversary model is expected to overtake supply. According to several analysts, problems producing the TrueDepth camera is the current cause of the production shortfall as manufacturing yields have reportedly fallen under 10%. KGI Securities well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously called for 30 million to 35 million units of the iPhone X to be produced in 2017.

The Apple iPhone X is the first iPhone to be equipped with an OLED display. It is powered by the A11 Bionic chipset and uses facial recognition to unlock the device and to verify the user's identity. The phone will be available for pre-order on October 27th with the 64GB model priced at $999, and the 256GB version priced at $1149.

source: DigiTimes

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iPhone X
  • 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. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

The bezels are too big on this phone.

2. iushnt

Posts: 3124; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

What?? U kidding right?

4. luisoduque

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 08, 2017

hes not kidding, on percentage the iphone X is like 81.49 to be exact, because of those bezels.

6. Saioofi

Posts: 344; Member since: May 23, 2014

The S8 is around 82 or 83 percent so the difference is minimal; does that make the S8 look like it has big bezels?

9. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Well, the display on the both sides of the notch is usless. The real usefull rectangle is way smaller. So yes.....iNotch X is a bezel-phone. Again.

16. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

But the Galaxy Note 8 has bezels too so it's a bezel phone.

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

84.26. Good size difference and no usability gaps like the unibrow

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

True story. :))

18. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Wow, this conversation deflated quickly.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Its still a silly statement. Its more accurate to say they're bigger than Apple is leading one to believe. They're in no way big.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why do people think the iPhone X is bezeless? Look at the actual screen, and then the frame. All the black area between area between frame and screen is bezel. Apple just calls it a border now. No phone out, is truly bezel(free), just bezel(less), as in less bezel. The Galaxy line, and LG line are no different.

34. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Are you actually following Techie's distortion of the English language there Dark? I thought you were better than that. A word ending with "less" doesn't mean it has less of something, it means an absence of, if someone is "Childless" it doesn't mean they have a short child. This is standard use in English and both you and Techie are touting your version of "bezel-less" as fact. It is distorted in use by journalists saying a phone is bezel-less but they would never have passed an English exam if they thought it meant "less bezel", they mean it to say phones without bezels but that in itself is just a slight exaggeration. The Galaxy line has smaller bezels than the iPhone X but then they also curve the edges which adds distortion to a flat plane image, there will always be a compromise somewhere as a phone which was truly "bezel-less" (you have to put the hyphen in this particular compound word as bezel ends in "L" and less begins with "L", again how English works) would be a nightmare to use and very fragile. The "notch" is still crap design regardless.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, just to point out that they all have some bezel. Calm down dude.

27. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

No, he's not. Don't look at fake renders, look at actual footage (where bezels are 3 times as thick all around).

28. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Thank you people. The renders are garbage. This phone has huge bezels in real life.

37. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

64gb storage in a $1000 phone is a joke considering you can get a 64gb sd card for $15.

3. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017

with splitgate too?! bit afraid!

5. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

i need to get my hands on one so i can sell it for 2500

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That would be a smart way of making quick cash. And I legit think that the early buyers of iPhones buy them to resell on eBay and the like... Healthy profit there.

29. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

I've done that before and it is very profitable indeed.

32. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

And on eBay some loser may bid it for $5000

7. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

With this kind of stupid hype again? Most people don't care even if it launch only 1 unit for the first batch, you know sensible buyers are in focus on note 8 with much better offering. This ridiculous hype only matters when it comes to their tiny lunatic fanbase.

33. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

"This ridiculous hype only matters when it comes to their tiny lunatic fanbase." The pot calling kettle black. Every brand have their own lunatic fanbase, get a life.

8. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

11/10 review incoming from iphonearena

11. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

No! You are wrong. It will be 9.9/10. And not only PA. That's how they will pretend to be a critical

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

iPA Review Pros: Apple logo Has exclusive advanced wireless charging and futuristic lack of ports Best OLED screen ever invented Cons: Apple didn't finish inside us Remaining port too large to be enjoyable for our authors 9.99/10

12. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

The iPhone X is an awesome phone and THE phone to have for 2017! I’m looking forward to getting one, but I fear that might not happen given how quickly they’ll sell out (insert crying emoji).

19. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Too bad it won't be out until 2018 in most countries. Typical Apple, innit? Even lagging behind themselves these days.

15. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Good luck finding one by January. eBay will have a sale of $1800-$2500 on average. Pretty sick!

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31324; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That fist batch is gonna be scalped, with a $500-$1000 markup. Craigslist is full of iPhone scalpers every year at launch. I've done it myself before.

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