For several weeks, rumors have evoked a very limited stock for theiPhone X at launch. Production concerns encountered by Apple with its future flagship phone could last until 2018, according to famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
The iPhone X is the tenth anniversary model of the Apple line of smartphones. The device has an OLED screen occupying almost the entire front surface. The borders are very thin and the Home button has been removed. The status bar is divided into 2 parts by a notch supporting the front camera with 3D and infrared sensors.
The transition to the OLED screen is unprecedented for the apple brand. The latter was supplied by its competitor on the smartphone market, Samsung, to have high quality tiles. In a recent research note, Ming-Chi Kuo raised concerns about the production of OLED screens. This component should be primarily responsible for the shortage of stocks when the device is released.
The analyst of KGI Securities specifies that the assembly plants of Apple would produce only 10 000 iPhone X per day. A quantity far below the production of other phones of the brand when they were released. In fact, production should reach several hundred thousand units per day.