Apple iPhone X is scheduled to launch on October 27 at 3:00 pm and the official pre-sale of this smartphone will commence on November 3. There have been several reports that the production of this smartphone is experiencing some delays due to the complex 3D sensors on its TrueDepth Camera system. Reports also have it that only 10% of the units produced by Apple meets the company standards. Now, this seems to be verified.
According to Xinhua News Agency, supervision yesterday by Zhengzhou Customs shows that only 46,500 units of the new iPhone X shipped out of the Zhengzhou Xinzheng comprehensive bonded area, Xinzheng International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport to the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates. Although this is only the first installment which should be followed by a second and a third, there is a growing concern about the availability of this smartphone in China considering the fact that a huge chunk of iPhone’s is produced in China.
Recall that on the 14th of September, Zhengzhou Customs revealed that 902,400 units of iPhone 8 Plus were sent abroad notably to the United States, Britain, the Netherlands, and Italy while 27.81 million units were sold in the domestic market. From this report, iPhone X first installment is nowhere near that of iPhone 8 Plus.
Keji Securities analyst, Guo Ming, earlier said that the difficulties in iPhone X’s production are temporary and they are expected to be resolved in 2018. Let’s hope that Apple can overcome its worse nightmare and if that happens, iPhone X shipments are bound to erupt in the first half of 2018.