The first batch of Apple’s iPhone X has shipped, but it contains just 46,500 phones according to Chinese media.
Such a small number would likely be sold within the first few seconds of the iPhone X going on pre–order on 27th October.
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The same report says that Apple partner Foxconn has ramped up production to 400,000 phones a week, but analysts reckon that this still won't be enough to prevent long waits between ordering an iPhone X and actually getting it.
Analysts have been revising down the number of iPhone Xs Apple will have available by the end of 2017, thanks in part to its later launch date, but also due to issues its partners are having producing the device’s TrueDepth camera.
The latter powers Apple’s Face ID tech, allowing users to make secure payments through Apple Pay, unlock their phones and create personalised emoji.
With pre–orders just 10 days away from going live, it appears Apple may not be able to meet demand for the iPhone X until well into 2018.