Apple garnered global attention with the unveiling of its anniversary edition iPhone X in September. However, a suspense has been created as its launch date was scheduled on November 3, which is much later than what Apple usually does. Multiple reports followed about Apple facing delays on shipping the iPhone X. Apple was said to maintain a supply, and balance demand only by the start of 2018. The latest report however suggests that Foxconn has shipped the first batch of iPhone X to UAE and Europe. Also Read - iPhone 13 to come with faster charging as compared to iPhone 12Also Read - Apple TV Plus for free: PS5 owners get six months subscription free of cost
According to Xinhuanet (via MacRumors), Foxconn has started shipping iPhone X units to the Netherlands and UAE. In the first batch of shipments a total of 46,500 units of the iPhone X have been shipped out from Zhengzhou and Shanghai. Although this report cannot be confirmed, it seems plausible considering the sale date is just around the corner. Apple will start pre-orders for the iPhone X from October 27 with the first sale taking place on November 3.
It is notable to mention that with 46,500 units of iPhone X shipped now, the gap is quite huge in comparison to other iPhone models. Foxconn has increased manufacturing the iPhone X from 100,000 units to 400,000 units per week. But the report further states that this would still not be enough for Apple to meet demands. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone X video with dynamic wallpapers spotted online ahead of November 3 sale
Reports of delays for the iPhone X have been circulating even before the device was launched owing to its usage of OLED panels. KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also said that the TrueDepth camera will also lead to difficulties in production of the iPhone X. Predictions for Apple state that it will be able to ship close to 40 million units of the iPhone X by 2017-end. RELATED: Apple might not meet iPhone X demands this year, Ming Chi Kuo predicts
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are already available globally, however demands haven’t been up to the mark. This is possibly due to people awaiting the iPhone X which have led to a decrease in sales for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. In India too, the iPhone X will be available for purchase from November 3.