The information of the production delay is coming from Raymond James chip analyst Christopher Caso after conducting supply chain checks. He also said that the option to pay for the iPhone X over time through carrier-offered installment plans makes the iPhone X even more affordable.
Pre-order volumes in the US for the iPhone 8 fell below those for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6, Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang said in a note to clients. Apple has endorsed this model since the very first iPhone. But the iPhone X production hasn't started yet, even though Apple has announced the device and will start taking pre-orders on October 27.
With the official announcement of its new devices, Apple is jumping over a step, especially in what concerns the absence of an iPhone 9 and a 7S.
iPhone X brings with it landmark changes to the whole design and layout part of iPhone.
Apple's more than the recent reveal of their new line of iPhones to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the much coveted phone received mixed reviews.
"We understand this does not reflect the iPhone 8 cycle as a whole since the iPhone X has not yet officially launched, but we are concerned", Rosenblatt's Zhang said in the note. Both the cameras are 12MP and support OIS.
The note remarks, "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". Explaining that the handset is "a value price, actually", Cook said the way in which most consumers buy phones means the higher list price should be absorbed.
Apple iPhones might see this technology earlier than others and the 2018 models could be the beginning of it.