We've already heard more than once the news about the production problems of iPhone X, which were supposed to last until the beginning of 2018. However, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently announced that all the problems are over, and soon it will pick up full speed.
Problems arose in the production of the Face ID camera and flexible antenna due to the complicated design of the parts, as well as the inability of manufacturers to meet the requirements Apple. In this regard, the supplier Murata, which was supposed to make more than 60% of the antennas, was replaced by another – Career. The second supplier plans to start production only in November. The main camera supplier Interflex also ran into production problems.
Finally, we can say that the worst is over. Apple redesigned some parts, which helped solve all the problems.
Despite their decision, Kuo still expects no more than 2-3 million phones to start sales. Due to the high demand for iPhone X it will be very difficult to buy it. Until the end of 2017 Apple will have to sell 25-30 million iPhone X, and not 30-35, as originally planned. More phones will appear in the first quarter of 2018.
Pre-orders iPhone X will start on October 27 and will be available in stores on November 3.