iPhone X – a new “frameless” smartphone, standing out against the background of other innovations recently shown to the public by Apple. Despite its very high price, it is likely to be so popular that in 2017 it will be quite difficult to buy. When will the period of shortage of the iPhone X end and it will be enough for everyone? And what has been done to reduce the deficit?
Those users who are ready to buy for ~ $ 1000 US new “frameless” iPhone X with OLED-display, probably waiting for October 27, 2017, when the acceptance of preliminary orders for the novelty. But, the resource macrumors.com reports that the analyst of KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo (Ming-Chi Kuo) explained: the most expensive of Apple’s smartphones in the history is likely to be a higher demand than the one with which it could handle the supply chain of Apple. Additional details regarding the likelihood of the upcoming deficit of new “frameless” smartphones from Apple were also considered by Nick Statt on the pages of theverge.com .
This means that supplies will have to wait longer. The analyst also added that the production capacity of the Apple iPhone X was less than 10 thousand devices a day. But production capacity may increase with time.
The analyst believes that the screen almost in the entire front panel of the device and the function of face recognition will become factors that increase the demand for the iPhone X. And this can lead to a sufficiently strong deficit of devices. According to the analyst, the demand will be more than the volume of supplies until 2018. Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that before the end of the current fiscal year, Apple will be supplied approximately 40 million iPhone X. And about 90 million of these impressive devices will be delivered in 2018.
In addition, it is also noted that Apple has postponed the beginning of pre-orders and deliveries at the end of October – early November this year to prevent the absorption of sales of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sales of a more impressive device. Acceptance of preliminary orders for both versions of iPhone 8 started on the morning of September 15, 2017. On sale, they will appear on September 22 this year. These devices came in place of Phone 7S, as several improved Phone 7 models could be called.
Thus, only those consumers who need the iPhone X, will wait until the end of October. And the earlier debut on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus market will allow demand for the iPhone X not to exceed the offer much as it would if all smartphone-novelties of 2017 from Apple were offered to consumers to purchase simultaneously. After all, those consumers who want just a new iPhone, and not just a “frameless” device, will be able to stop their attention to the pre-order iPhone models already available.