According to analyst Ming-Chi kou, due to problems with production, Apple will ship 2-3 million iPhones X at the start of sales. It is reported MacRumors.
According to Kuo, the iPhone production X finally stabiliziruemost in November 2017. The analyst believes that the main problem was the flexible printed circuit Board for the antenna of the iPhone X.
For flexible antennas requires special materials, equipment and tests. Antenna features iPhone X higher than the iPhone 8 and only two vendors can provide its output in accordance with the requirements of Apple. Murata, who initially got 60% of the antennas won’t be able to solve their problems through the second quarter of 2018. It will completely replace Career Tech.
The second weak link was the rear lens of the camera. Unlike other companies that produce smartphones with dual camera, the iPhone X there are separate boards for wide-angle and telephoto. Provider of wide angle lenses Interflex had quality problems which were eliminated during production.
The problem was also with the production camera TrueDepth, which is used for face recognition. The issue of the camera was adjusted in mid-October 2017.
Ming-Chi kou expects that in the fourth quarter of 2017 Apple will release the iPhone X 25-30 million, not 30-35 million, as previously reported. At the start of sales will be available 2-3 million iPhone X. According to Kuo, shipments of the iPhone X will increase substantially in the first quarter of 2018.
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