According to a recent rumor, the production of the Apple’s birthday smartphone would not start before mid-October, de facto pushing back the release of the iPhone X.
Since its official presentation on September 12th, the iPhone X has never stopped making ink, particularly with regard to its particularly high price. And if Apple’s lovers waited religiously on October 27th to pre-order the luxurious device, with a view to a release for November 3, 2017, they might have to take their trouble patiently a bit longer.
Christopher Case, analyst of investment group Raymond James, told the columns of the financial magazine Barron’s that the production of the iPhone X has not yet begun. Speaking to Apple’s suppliers in China, he said production would start in mid-October, one month after the initial date. This delay would be due to an oversupply of OLED displays.
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If the rumor is founded, this would significantly impact the sales of iPhone X during the holiday season. Especially since KGI analysts recently estimated that the production of iPhone X would not exceed 10,000 units per day. A figure that seems far too low against the likely high demand. Anyway, the Cupertino firm has not yet communicated on the problem, nor even announced a delay of the release date.