Foxconn Ships First Batch of iPhone X Units

Apple manufacturer Foxconn has started shipping the first iPhone X units to countries in Europe and the Middle East, according to a Chinese report on Monday.

China-based Xinhuanet said the first batch of 46,500 units have already been shipped out from Zhengzhou and Shanghai to the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates, respectively. However, the initial shipments of iPhone X units were much lower than previous iPhone models, according to the Chinese-language Commercial Times.

Although Foxconn has ramped up its output of iPhone X to 400,000 units a week recently from the previous 100,000 units, the increased production still cannot meet market demand, said the report, citing data from Rosenblatt.
Forecasts for iPhone X production have consistently pointed to lower-than-average numbers in the run-up to the smartphone's launch on Friday, November 3. Last week an analyst with Taipei-based Yuanta Investment Consulting lowered his production estimate for the iPhone X to 36 million units, down from 40 million.

The revised forecast followed earlier warnings that Apple's TrueDepth camera may be the main production bottleneck of the iPhone X ramp. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said the facial recognition system is "far more complex" than those on competing devices, which is making it challenging for Apple to achieve mass production.

Kuo said shipments of iPhone X components will likely ramp up in mid to late October. Meanwhile, customer pre-orders begin October 27, with the potential for them to exceed 40-50 million units, according to Kuo, further suggesting the phone could be hard to come by for some time. Lower adoption of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus also indicate that many customers may be waiting for the iPhone X.

(Via DigiTimes.)

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25 months ago
Launch day vibes..

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25 months ago

where can i give them my address?


Just buy any OnePlus phone and all of your details will automatically be spread directly to China.
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25 months ago


Foxconn Ships First Batch of iPhone X Units


where can i give them my address?
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25 months ago
I need to get one launch day.
I need to get one launch day.
I need to get one launch day.
I need to get one launch day.

*cries uncontrollably*
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25 months ago
I’m really hoping that I’m able to preorder and get a Nov3 delivery date. If not, it’s gonna be like the good ole days and I’ll just camp outside my local store.
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25 months ago

Launch day vibes..

you mean the allegedly low supply apple preorder day hype machine running full swing
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25 months ago

apple has a patent on how they can push updates to phones after they're already packed. they can do it wirelessly. it was on macrumors some time ago. that's how they push the updates to the new phones. ios 11 launched 3 days before iphone 8 came out and GM was released 10 days before launch and i can promise you that they had some manufactured iphone 8 for longer than that

That's pretty great! Do they also have a patent for turning them on wirelessly, inside a box, and then turn them off?

Just because there's a patent, doesn't mean they are using it for anything.
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25 months ago
Yeah anyone who thinks that there is low demand for this phone is totally wrong.
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25 months ago

46,500


Lol. Lol. Lol.

Good luck everyone.
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25 months ago

I’m really hoping that I’m able to preorder and get a Nov3 delivery date. If not, it’s gonna be like the good ole days and I’ll just camp outside my local store.


I feel like as long as you’re on the Apple Store app at 2:55AM and speed thru the process you should get a launch day iPhone X.

That’s my plan. I’m on the iPhone Upgrade Program so hopefully the preapproval that they introduced with iPhone 8 preorders comes back.
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