Analyst Claims that Apple Is Yet to Start iPhone X Production

After months of speculations, we finally got our first glimpse of iPhone 8 earlier last week. During the event, Apple introduced its 10th anniversary smartphone, iPhone X alongside iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. While pre-orders for both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have started, you will have to wait several weeks to get your hands on the iPhone X as pre-order for the smartphone will start from October 27th. However, a recent report has claimed that the smartphone hasn’t entered manufacturing process due to several production delays.

The latest claim comes via a report from Barrons who quoted Raymond James chip analyst Christopher Caso. He said, “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.”

While the rumor surrounding the production delays is surprising, it’s not unexpected. For a long while now, iPhone X was rumored to see production delays due to its OLED displays manufactured by Samsung. However, as we near to the end of the year, the production of OLED displays are likely to go up meaning there won’t be scarcity of iPhone X come next year. However, if you are expecting to get your hands on the smartphone as soon as you can, then you should act quickly when the pre-orders open to avoid any kind of delays.

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