Production Delays Might See The iPhone X Launch In 2018.

Production Delays Might See The iPhone X Launch In 2018.

The iPhone X pre-orders will begin on 27 October, with shipping to begin 3 November. However, you might have to wait as long as next year to get your hands on the iPhone X. According to a report by Raymond James's chip analyst Chris Caso, production of Apple’s iPhone X hasn’t started yet, which might cause the device to launch this holiday season to 2018.

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 a
bout 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.

Apple unveiled the iPhone X as well as the iPhone 8 and 8 plus as part of their special event on September 12.

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