First Batch of iPhone X Shipped, May Consist of just 46,500 Units
The first batch of iPhone X have started shipping from Foxconn’s Manufacturing Plant in Zhengzhou and Shanghai to the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates. But it may consist of just 46,500 units according to a report by Xinhuanet.com.
Apple said previously that it will begin to take pre-sale orders for iPhone X on October 27 and start delivering the devices on November 3. Last week an analyst with Taipei-based Yuanta Investment Consulting lowered his production estimate for the iPhone X to 36 million units, down from 40 million. A string of reports have indicated that the main production obstacle is the TrueDepth camera, which handles tasks like Face ID and animoji.
Although Foxconn has ramped up its output of iPhone X to 400,000 units a week recently from the previous 100,000 units, the increased production still cannot meet market demand, said the report, citing data from Rosenblatt.
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have seen lower than usual demand owing to the more attractive iPhone X. This in turn has further increased demand for Apple‘s latest flagship.