The Nikkei: Apple can ship only 20 million iPhone X this year

October 24th, 2017   decode   news

KGI estimated that Apple will ship 25-30 million iPhone X units this year, but information reported by The Nikkei points to an even lower number – “around 20 million”.

It sounds like manufacturing issues started a long way back and even though they are clearing up now, it will still affect the launch. Apparently, the new OLED screens were the first issue to occur – they wouldn’t bond to the protective glass properly. With that fixed, the TrueDepth camera posed the next challenge.

That too has been fixed and now the factories are cranking out iPhone X units at a pace of 10 million a…

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