Report: Apple has not yet started final production of the iPhone X

Report: Apple has not yet started final production of the iPhone X
The Apple iPhone X, as many of you already know, is not scheduled to launch until November 3rd. That is six weeks following the release of the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus on September 22nd. Pre-orders for the iPhone X will begin on October 27th. At least that is the schedule that Apple has mapped out for its tenth anniversary iPhone model. According to Raymond James analyst Christopher Caso, Apple hasn't even started production of its expensive new premium model.

Caso says that further delays in the production of the iPhone X have popped up recently. The analyst has spoken with supply chain players and it appears that production of the phone has been pushed back to Apple's first fiscal quarter, which is the fourth calendar quarter of the year (October through December). The late launch of the iPhone X originally put a dent into iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pre-orders as consumers decided to wait for the iPhone X to check it out. Ironically, an even longer delay in the arrival of the iPhone X could get consumers to throw in the towel and pick up the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus instead.

Caso points out in his note to clients that the start of iPhone X production is about a month late compared with expectations last month. And the beginning of production is about two months late compared to predictions made back in June.


source: Barron's

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49 Comments

1. Nopers unregistered

And they won’t until October.

17. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

They'll include on-screen FPscanner and 10-feet wireless charging ohn final product, as Bankz said.. /s

55. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Bankz jokes will truly never get old.

57. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Cause FaceCrap technology is still under development.

2. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Apple definitely rushed it. They were going to and should have just banked on the iPhone 7s. Like HTC and Sony would die with bezelfull phones yes but Apple would have moved the same or better numbers than the iPhone 7 because if their kikosheep and could afford to slow bake the iPhone x. Wonder why they panicked lol

6. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 411; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

It's rushed because Apple losing its top spot because of stagnation. They've lost the juice to create! Even Microsoft if they put out the surface phone could eat apples no pun market share at this point.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Even Microsoft if they put out the surface phone could eat apples no pun market share at this point." Boy you are smoking that good Kush, who is your dealer? At this point, there IS no Surface Phone. That's coming from someone who legit uses Window Mobile still, BTW, and even those of us who do use it know anything running it is D.O.A. Let it go.

25. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Anything running Windows 10 Mobile is DOA for sure. But Windows 10 on ARM + CShell is a different story. I'm sure a lot of enterprise IT departments would welcome the ability for employees to perform all computing needs on 1 device, including it being their phones. Of course that's presuming microsoft doesn't send out another half-baked software, like they've been doing all this while with windows 10 mobile. We'll soon see what they have to offer next month...

26. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Solid point. My thing with Windows on ARM is how invested is MSFT in the 6.5in. and below form factor. I also wanna see them at least try to get into the consumer space as well, even if Enterprise is their prime focus. They can't stay completely hands off like they did with WP and WM. I love the UI on my HTC One m8 (for windows) and would definitely recommend it if MSFT could find a way to get full blown Windows on something as small as my old Nexus 6.

48. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'd snap up a full Windows phone, assuming it was well built and had the hardware. It'd need at minimum 128gb internal. Probably 256gb.

52. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

The 256 GB Exynos Note 8 already packs the hardware to run the full Windows 10 on ARM. If Samsung can somehow materialize this ( https://sck.pm/3CS ) their patent with some future update to DeX, it'll be far far greater than even this ( http://sck.pm/5L ) dream concept of a Surface Phone. Best of a Smartphone with Android, 0 compromises when docked at your desk.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think their FaceID failure on stage, sorry their perfectly planned introduction of their new FaceID demo to the world had a slight mishap on stage. But luckily their planned demo on stage had another iPhone X ready and waiting for him to try once again FaceID. No but in all honesty Apple and a number of their zealots like cnour, kiko007, mikehuntaIQ0, pithy or pathetic, whatev, and others have all said that having a fingerprint scanner on the back is stupid. Yet completely removing TouchID altogether is even more stupid. Plus there is rumors that Apple is still working on putting TouchID under the display. If that is the case, then this version of the iPhone X is really a stop gap until the follow up version to this iPhone X.

18. mikehunta727 unregistered

" and others have all said that having a fingerprint scanner on the back is stupid. " ..um? I never said this once lmao, I dare you to find me saying that and quote it. I had a Nexus 6P for a year and loved the position of the fingerprint scanner on it, I like it on the rear like V30/Pixel setup or on the front at the bottom of the display. Any other spot to me isn't very good. Your affinity for me though is cute, keep tryin'. You are the definition of a zealot, you should really just stop garbling, your credibility is in the dumps

20. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Not you, but "mikehuntaIQ0" (I'm not sure, if I ever seen that username before)

27. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

He was talking about him, but he threw a shot at him by saying he has zero IQ, which is a childish and unneeded shot.

3. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Of course they haven't! If this is true they should remove the notch

8. Heisenberg

Posts: 374; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

They can't remove. It's already unveiled and the world has seen it, if they do that then it will be more horrible for them

22. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I know but one can only wish lol

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All these issues, for an average at best phone, with a bad ass processor, and camera. I guess man...

32. MxyzptlkZ

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 01, 2017

Average at best huh? I suppose you have used it then?

36. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The hypocrite zombie is back. So let us get this straight, you have the right to criticize the performance of every Samsung device when you have never used them, but have a problem when someone gives a general statement about a device they're yet to use?

38. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Shhhhh. Highlighting his hypocrisy will only get you no mercy. #mercilessmxyflashmite

40. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Oh sh**, I forgot about the no mercy part. Is there a way I can delete my comment?

51. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nope. You made your bed, lie down on it. If it helps, you have my deepest sympathies.

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO! PA is showing him nomxyflashmitegotbannedtwicein3daysmercy

5. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

999.99$ guys... Lol...

21. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

I guess it will be around 1100 eur/ 1200 quid, thanks to tax :v

24. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

I heard around 2100 in Australia GG guys with your arcane taxes

45. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

If I get a bad ass processor with good software, premium games and update support. Plus, it's available worldwide for the 256GB internal storage. Why shouldn't I get it?

46. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

First of all, you can get all that for less with an iPhone 8, which for some reason gets an FPS like every other flagship nowadays yet the iPhone 10 does not. What courage. Second, criticizing Apple or any company for their stupidity (blessed Bixby button, OnePlus 5 customer support, etc.) doesn't mean I'm policing your spending habits. Use what you want.

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