Production of the iPhone X Reportedly Increases to 400,000 Units Per Week


This could severely impact the availability of the iPhone X on its release date as pre order for the phone are set to begin.

The reasoning behind this forecast is that Apple's suppliers are still struggling to flawless manufacturing of the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera and 3D facial recognition system, reads the report. Romeo for the dot projector, Juliet for the reader.

In Brightwire's view production of the initial one million units of the iPhone X may not happen until December.

The report comes as Apple gears up to start taking pre-orders for the iPhone X this month. The assembly of Romeo has reportedly taken more time than Juliet, meaning there were more Juliets than Romeos. The facial recognition system is used to unlock the device and make payments.

Today's report specifically pinpoints the 3D sensor components, which Apple calls the TrueDepth camera system, as the bottleneck.

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The iPhone X, pronounced "iPhone Ten", features a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED edge-to-edge display with 2436 x 1125 resolution and 458ppi, HDR support, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and True Tone.

The Nikkei report remained confident that the iPhone X would enter mass production in mid October. However, since this issue has still not been sorted out, he has revised his own 2017 iPhone X shipments prediction down from 40 million units to 36 million.

Rosenblatt research indicates that iPhone X production has recently increased from 100,000 units per week to 400,000 units per week.

Once Apple gets a handle on production, analysts are anticipating that demand for the iPhone X will be off the charts. Raymond James chip analyst Christopher Caso, who conducted supply chain checks in Asia, also suggested last month Apple could have trouble getting iPhone X unites to customers when it releases. In a separate report from Nikkei Asian Review, says that the issue seems to be with the part of the dot projector previously dubbed "Romeo."