iPhone X Production Issues

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  1. nasa25 macrumors 65816

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    http://bgr.com/2017/09/21/iphone-x-release-date-delays-worse/

    So I'm reading that production of the iPhone X will not ramp up until mid-October and it will be extremely difficult to get one at launch. I hope this isn't true....

    Per the article:

    Apple confirmed last week what many diehard iPhone enthusiasts feared: the iPhone X is going to be significantly delayed, launching on November 3rd instead of in mid- to late-September when iPhones are always released. Going into Apple’s fall iPhone keynote event, reports said that Apple has been experiencing various issues with the iPhone X that needed attention before production could be ramped up. Now, a week later, we’ve learned that iPhone X delays could be even worse than we had hoped.


    Raymond James’s chip analyst Chris Caso said in a note to investors seen by Barron’s that iPhone X production might not fully ramp up until the middle of October, just a few weeks ahead of the October 27th preorder date for the handset.

    That’s a bleak prediction which suggests that the iPhone X availability at launch might be even more constrained than we initially thought. Here are Caso’s notes on the iPhone X delay:

    Interestingly, while the industry widely anticipated a shift in iPhone ramp timing, our checks suggest there was an incremental delay in the build plans – with orders firmed up as recently as last week – shifting production more into the December quarter.

    While our checks are ongoing, initial feedback from our meetings suggests that final production of iPhone X has not yet begun, with production expected to commence in mid-October. That production start is about a month later when compared to expectations a month ago, and about 2 months later than expectations at the end of June.

    Notably, this is consistent with commentary from Diodes last week suggesting the timing had changed since reporting June quarter results and is important as it relates to tone and expectations for the December quarter.

    If all this is accurate, it means Apple will have even more trouble meeting iPhone X demand this year. A recent report said that Apple would struggle well into 2018 to fulfill orders.

    The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go on sale this Friday, and while some of them are already sold out, the initial response from the public may not match last year’s demand. It appears that more customers looking for a new iPhone would rather hold out for the iPhone X than buy the iterative iPhone 8.

    On the bright side, at least we all get more time to come to terms with the notch before we get our hands on Apple’s new iPhone X.
     
  2. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a

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    It is what it is, you can wait a month or two extra
     
  3. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    That is true . . . I'll get it when I get it (most likely 2018). LOL
     
  4. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    So the iPhone 10 (X) will almost really be the iPhone 10 based on these release delays lol. It is next years new iPhone for sure. So maybe Apple did get their number scheme nearly correct.......could've easily been called the true iPhone 9.

    If you wait till January/February or March, you may as well wait for the newer flagships of 2018.
     
  5. AJsAWiz, Sep 21, 2017
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    "With the iPhone X, Apple is going into uncharted territory. The hardware changes made to the iPhone X would normally signal an overwhelming demand for the phone, but that “super-cycle” of upgrades could be tempered by the $999 price and the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Using a staggered launch and a longer pre-order window will give Apple valuable data about how the iPhone X will likely perform, which in turn can feed its manufacturing decisions.

    It’s easy for consumers to cry about a lack of devices and blame Apple for “not seeing it coming.” But as Mims’ piece demonstrates, demand forecasting is a tricky business with massive financial implications, and getting it right is harder than it looks. Just ask Nintendo."

    The full article is here: http://bgr.com/2017/09/18/iphone-x-pre-order-date-nears-supply-shortages/

    I'm not making a statement, offering an excuse or giving an opinion, just sharing.
    Please don't shoot the messenger :oops:
     
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    It's the true Jesus phone
     
  8. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I don't expect to get an X in my hands until Dec. or Jan. 2018.
     
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  10. Michael Scrip macrumors 603

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    The screen is merely 1 out of 100 different parts that go into an iPhone.

    Also... they ordered 70 million OLED screens. That doesn't mean there are 70 million of them sitting in a warehouse somewhere.

    In fact... I'd be shocked in they got tens of millions of parts all at once.
     
  11. pat500000, Sep 21, 2017
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    Somebody has been messin' with supply department.............................................hmm...............
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    Honestly,i get what you're saying though.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    That's also my thinking. It might be earlier for some, but given there are only two iPhones to produce, hopefully Apple will have more of those ready to ship.
     
  13. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    My personal cut off in the past has been March for iPhones, but given these new 12 month upgrade plans, getting a new iPhone in December or January is going to be a real pain in the ass come September 2018.

    Lots of regret come the next reveal. There's going to be dozens of threads asking "How do I get the new iPhone XS on upgrade if my current X contract is only 8-9 months old?"
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    How do we know all those OLED displays are intended for the iPhone X?
     
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    Trueeeeeeeee but who knows....somebody been jacking their supplies.
     
  15. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    Same here. ;)
     
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    I’d be a happy to have it for Christmas, would be a nice present from me, to me!
     

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