Apple will only be able to ship 20 million iPhone X units in 2017, half the number it had hoped to have available.
That’s the word from sources speaking with Nikkei in Japan. They say that ongoing issues with Face ID and problems earlier this year getting the Samsung–made OLED screens working, have contributed to the lack of supply.
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The iPhone X goes up for pre–order this Friday, 27th October, before going on general sale on 3rd November.
It’s widely expected that millions of consumers will have to wait until early 2018 to get hold of the iPhone X, despite ordering early.
Apple had hoped that by pushing the launch back to early November it might be able to make up the shortfall.
The same insiders say that Apple is working with new partners in Asia to produce enough units for the New Year.
That California company is also encouraging consumers to queue at its high street stores to try and secure a device before anyone else.
The iPhone X costs £999 SIM–free for a 64GB model, rising to £1,149 for a 256GB edition. Both versions feature a dual lens camera, all–screen front and Face ID tech.