iPhone X: slow production despite 50 million pre-orders?

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The production ofiPhone X has not yet reached its maximum capacity. Apple would keep it idle to avoid ending up with excess inventory. A rumor contrasting with the previous ones.

As a reminder, the iPhone X is a new model in the range of smartphones from Apple. He is the first to adopt a screen OLED, and abandon the Home / Touch ID button. The device is unlocked using Face ID facial recognition. The tenth anniversary iPhone has 3D and infrared sensors, which are located at the phone’s front camera.

iphone X logo - iPhone X: slow production despite 50 million pre-orders?DigiTimes reports that production of this year’s iPhone X is slowing. Apple would have asked its suppliers to deliver only 40% of the components of the phone, compared to what was originally planned. According to the Taiwanese daily, the apple brand would wait for the end of pre-orders before fully launching production. With this strategy, the American technology giant wants to avoid ending up with a stock that exceeds demand, as was the case with the iPhone 6S.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates that 40 to 50 million iPhone Xs could be pre-ordered worldwide. However, stocks would be quite limited during the first months of distribution.