It is said that Apple is using a conservative way to produce flagship phones, as it was reported that suppliers' parts were slower than expected, as there was more than a month ahead of the iPhone X's pre-order.
On Monday, DigiTimes quoted Taiwan's supply chain sources as suppliers are currently shipping parts and components to Apple, about 40 percent of the initial estimate.
Nevertheless, it is said that some suppliers are still facing the issue of yield.
Although DigiTimes has a mixed record in predicting Apple's future product plans, it is undeniable that it does provide a lot of correct insights into production in Apple's huge supply chain.
The report released, KGI Securities analyst Guo Mingchi said in the report, the supplier is expected in the second half of October before the official production of iPhone X series of products, and the product will be officially launched on November 3.
Therefore, Guo Mingchi that the supplier of iPhone X production, is unlikely to be in the first half of 2018 sometime to catch up with market demand, which is largely supported by the new face recognition TrueDepth camera system production difficulties Caused.
DigiTimes sources said, "Apple is waiting to see the iPhone X pre-sale orders, as well as iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sales", and then officially began to produce iPhone X.
Allegedly, the company in 2016 on the iPhone 7 has also adopted the same strategy.
Since Apple launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mobile phone in 2014, the iPhone X represents another major revision of the iPhone.
It is the first use of OLED display iPhone, and the concept of a full screen to play to the extreme, so that iPhone X has a high screen share, this will also be the iconic home key removed, the introduction of new rotating gestures.
In addition to TrueDepth deep camera, OLED display is also considered to affect the iPhone X current potential bottleneck, which is Apple's first choice to give up the LCD phone.
There are rumors that Samsung is the only OLED supplier for iPhone X because of rival Samsung, which alone can make Apple lose $ 120 to $ 130.