Production of the iPhone X seemingly isn’t up to Apple’s standards, so the company is sending someone to investigate. According to Nikkei, Apple COO Jeff Williams will travel to China and meet with Foxconn chairman, Terry Gou, to discuss the production challenges facing the iPhone X—something that could potentially make the device very difficult to find when it launches on November 3.
Nikkei’s report comes on the heels of several rumors that claim manufacturing partners have found it difficult to produce the iPhone X’s complex TrueDepth camera. While production has allegedly been slower than Apple’s liking, a recent report says about 2-3 million iPhone X units will be available at launch, with up to 30 million units expected during the fourth quarter.
Executives close to the iPhone X’s production say the outlook has “improved gradually,” though there is still a “fever.” In other words, while manufacturers have been able to produce the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera with increased success, the technology is still holding up production—enough for Apple to visit these factories to see what’s going on.
Production of the iPhone X apparently won’t reach a satisfactory level until the end of October, though these units may not be ready in time for the device’s release. Instead, consumers can likely expect limited supply of the iPhone X at launch, with a steady stream of units hitting stores shortly thereafter.
Apple will be relying on the iPhone X as its flagship product this holiday season, as reports claim production for the iPhone 8 will be halved due to iPhone X demand. If the company can’t produce enough units, however, you can bet there will be a lot of unhappy customers.
The iPhone X will go up for preorder on October 27, with a launch date set for November 3.
Add magic to your living space with these string lights
String lights add personality and soft light to your living space. Here are some of the best.
Disguise your little one with the help of a themed costume
From avocado halves to hoppy bunnies, costumes speak to every child's unique spirit. And we've collected our favorite options.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Find the right wall charger for your new iPhone 12
The new iPhone will not come with a wall charger in the box. If you are looking to buy the phone you will need to buy a charger as well. We've got you covered.