Since its presentation at the keynote from September 12,iPhone X is the subject of several rumors concerning its production. As a reminder, Apple would encounter difficulties that could cause a rapid shortage when it is launched.
The iPhone X is the tenth anniversary model of the Apple line of smartphones. The phone thus presents a new design in addition to offering new features. It is the first iPhone to use an OLED screen. The latter covers almost the entire front of the device. The Home button and the fingerprint sensor have been abandoned in favor of Face ID facial recognition.
Unfortunately for Apple, the integration of all these new features would pose serious problems. The cabinet Rosenbatt reports that production of technology-related components TrueDepth essential for the proper functioning of Face ID would be idle. These concerns at the supplier level result in a low production capacity of iPhone X (400,000 per week) by assembly plants.
This figure is of course far too low in comparison to Apple’s sales estimates. Indeed, the apple brand intends to quickly sell millions of iPhone X. The Japanese economic newspaper Nikkei indicates, however, that production capacity should increase considerably during the second half of October.