The gold iPhone X might be extremely hard to find at launch, according to analyst


Tomorrow, September 12, Apple will (likely) announce three brand new iPhone models, probably including an iPhone X - the company's very first handset to sport an OLED display. Apple fans (and maybe not only) are certainly excited about this iPhone X, especially since it's supposed to be the only one among the new models to have thin bezels around its display. Unfortunately, just as previously reported, it looks like the iPhone X will be hard to find at launch.



 



According to well-informed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, less than 10,000 iPhone X units are being produced daily. Obviously, this is a very low number for Apple, as the company is usually selling millions of new iPhones during a single launch weekend.  



 



Ming-Chi Kuo further noted that one of the iPhone X's color variants in particular - the gold one - could be in extremely short supply. Apparently, Apple is confronted with extra production problems when it comes to the gold iPhone X, which means that the handset might be released later than the other color variants.  



 



Of course, we'll find out just how hard the iPhone X is to find once the device is officially announced and Apple will start accepting orders for it. Stay tuned for our coverage of Apple's tomorrow event!  



 



source: 9to5Mac 

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34 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Gold diggers, eh?

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7362; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why show a picture of a non iPhone X? Also if you have a black background then the top cut out will easily show up on the iPhone X with a white background on the display. I would rather have a black background, or front face any day of the week.

16. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Mark my words. Samsung S X series coming out in late spring 2018.

21. MEeee

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Apple can't even come up with its own name Apple nor the name of their iDevices. Samsung rumor to come out withe the foldable Galaxy X years ago.

25. Bjorn

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

X stands for 10 in roman numbers.

34. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

@MEeee how stupid, eh? Fcking moron X = 10 in Roman Numerals also because 'iPhone X' is the 10th anniversary product of apple since 2007 when they first introduced the first iPhone.

30. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

Hope they make it low end too

2. iczer

Posts: 158; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

What's the point to release an Iphone that it will be extremely hard to purchase? to price it over the 1,000 dollars?

3. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

If you're going to spend this much on a phone will the color variety really be a deal breaker?

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

Perhaps, but if you're going to spend this much money on a device, shouldn't you be able to get in it in the color you want?

23. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Yeah, isn't there going to be supply issues across the globe though? I'd rather Apple find a way to make ends meet (supply wise) this holiday season or it's going to be a slaughter.

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

good way to make money is to buy orders and sell it online for a mark up prices for $500+ people will buy it since its apple.

10. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I was thinking the same thing lol. Sell it for $1,999.99 and it'll be sold in seconds.

5. TheOneSilveriusXZP

Posts: 64; Member since: Jul 01, 2017

TBH , everytime i hear about iPhone X gold color (Blush Gold to be specific) , it always reminds me the Xperia M2 , T2 , E3 , Z3 and Z3+ Gold Copper color .

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Always prefer 2nd year of new design. iPhone 4 had antenna issue which was never a issue with me since I had a case. The 6 had the bending issues which I skipped. Got the 6s plus which still works perfect. Wondering if this all new design will bring its own set of problems? Also will next year reintroduce a finger print scanner? The smart thing is to follow the tech but skip this year. Checked out a Note 8 at Best Buy. It was pretty slick. Don't care for scanner placement but wouldn't be a big issue being right handed.

7. scarface21173

Posts: 687; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

They say this every year, not enough to go around get your order in fast.

8. phonefanboy

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

If only it would have looked like this.

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2186; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

These phones will be hard to find for the next 3 months. This is always an Apple problem during launch as Samsung, LG, HTC, Xiaomi don't have any of these issues for some reason...LOL!

13. sgodsell

Posts: 7362; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's called building up the hype and propaganda. Apple is a pro at it.

14. toukale

Posts: 631; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Really? I don't see those oem's selling 13+ million on launch weekend, do you? And unlike those oem's Apple does not need to do such things to get attention or to move iPhone products. iPhones is the number one selling phone in the world, even during those other oem's new product launch.

17. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Every other company makes hype about their product so that more people will take interest in it or in simple way they hype just for catching peoples eye. We know Apple gonna sell those anyway but still they want Android customers to join Apple kingdom so which is why Apple is making such hypes.

22. MEeee

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

When the 7s was on preorder last year, you can trade in an older iphone and get the 7s for free.

29. MEeee

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I meant iPhone 7 not the 7S.

32. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Samsung Galaxy's are the number one selling phones in the world! That's why Samsung is referred to as the worlds largest smartphone maker.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

$250B, still can make one phone in enough quantities. Samsung makes 50 phones and rarely are any of available, even on day one retail availability.

15. toukale

Posts: 631; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

When Samsung is selling 13+ million phone in the launch weekend, then call me. No one operates at Apple's scale, specially on their launch weekend.

20. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Actually they had made those phones in enough quantities they all just want to do is to sell those special edition phones quickly, just to show that they can sell more phones than other competitors in less amount of time. And Apple knows how to make sheeples crave for those special edition phones by making such hypes.

28. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

We can put your comment in a dictionary as definition of stupidity. Apple has noting to prove Sambomb sheeple.

33. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

We can too when you bash Android articles.

24. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They don't get that. If Samsung was the only Android phone and only made 2 or 3 phones a year it would kick apple azz. Samsung has to compete with lots of other Android phones. Apple has no other IOS phones to compete with.

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