The iPhone X came to mark the ten years since iPhone release, bringing some differences never saw in any iPhone. The device will arrive in the market on November 3, but will be a challenge buying one, due to the high demand and low supply.
According to some data gathered by Taipei-based KGI Securities research company, Foxconn have reduced it previous forecast of 30 to 35 millions of iPhone X units to be shipped in 2017. Now the company believes that will manage to only ship 25 to 30 million of units before the end of year.
However Foxconn isn’t the only one delaying, due to the 3D sensing modules suppliers, LG and Sharp also only establishing the shipments by early 2018. Summing those factors its very likely that iPhone X will only hit the markets in a high availability in the first quarter of 2018.
With most of Apple enthusiasts waiting for iPhone X before making a decision in going between the 10 year’s special edition or to the standard iPhone 7 successor, those news could not have arrived in a worse since now the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are reportedly being outsell-ed by the 2015’s iPhone 6s/6s Plus a new research claims.
The iPhone X pre-orders will start on the next friday, October 27, with only 2 or 3 million of units being available on November 3, a number considerably lower than the 10 million Apple is used to achieve deliver in every new iPhone launch.