It is no news that Apple has supply problems. What is news is that those supply problems are getting even worse: Foxconn, Apple’s manufacturing partner, has only delivered 46.500 units of iPhone X so far. When compared to predicted number of pre-orders, that is said to reach roughly 40 to 50 million, that amount seems, and indeed is, paltry as f**k. The main issue with production seems to be not OLED panels but the 3D TrueDepth face scanner camera. Those gizmos are reportedly difficult to manufacture, with Foxconn being able to dish out ”only” a few tens of thousands per week. Just this one element is said to slow down the overall iPhone X production by over 90%.
The only good thing about the whole situation is that the above issues are said to be – somehow – resolved after October. That means that iPhone X will possibly reach full production speed just on time for Christmas. This would serve Apple well, as