Stocks of the iPhone X could be low well into 2018

Apple Clips app running on iPhone X

The iPhone X will come to India on November 3, with pre-orders starting October 27 - the same dates as the US.

Interestingly, a week back, Ming-Chi Kuo had claimed that Apple will soon ramp up the production of iPhone X to catch up with the increasing demand.

Apple's current production rate is 10,000 units a day which is not enough to withstand the high demand of the world's most expensive phone.

Those problems will mean that Apple will suffer from "severe short supply for a while".

"We think some will be concerned about market acceptance of Face ID and the pricing of the iPhone X, before robust pre-order result is confirmed", Kuo said in a note to investors, according to Fox News. This means that even those who pre-order the device may have to wait long delivery times before they get their hands on Apple's 10th-anniversary iPhone.

However, Kuo also said that because of this delay, Apple will only ship 40 million iPhone X units in the first half of 2018, instead of the earlier projection of 45 million to 50 million.

As per Kuo, besides the supply constraints, at this moment, Apple would not like to cannibalize the sales of its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. In the U.S., the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will start shipping from September 22 - the same day pre-orders open for these smartphones in India, where shipping starts on September 29 instead. While the iPhone 8 takes the basic design of the iPhone 7 - itself a version of the iPhones 6 and 6s - the iPhone X includes a range of innovative new designs, including a screen that sweeps all the way across the front of the phone and uses new display technology. Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) will be available in Gold, Silver and Space Gray Aluminium cases with a Sport Band, starting at Rs. 29,900.

The iPhone 8 price in India for the 64GB variant is Rs. 64,000, while the 256GB model costs Rs. 77,000. Furthermore, the massive GB variant, the iPhone X 256GB is priced at INR 1,02,000.



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