Apple iPhone X production to increase by more than 35%: Report

Analyst chalks down reasons as to why there might be a strong demand for the iPhone X in 2018.

  • Published: November 12, 2017 3:05 PM IST

We already know that the demand for iPhone X is high. According to a new report from KGI Securities authored by Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will ship 26 million units of the anniversary edition model, the iPhone X. The reports further say that Apple plans on increasing production of the iPhone X by 35 percent to 45 percent in the current quarter keeping in mind the unexpected demands.

According to Appleinsider, citing the report by Kuo, says that consumers have fallen for the premium smartphone and given the Chinese New Year holiday season, the demand for the iPhone X is set to go up. The report further mentions that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus demands are expected to remain lower and Apple is even planning to lower the production by more than half in Q1, 2018. Kuo says that this might be because the smartphone offers “few major selling points, making demand “lower than expected.”

According to the latest report by Canalys, last year’s iPhone 7 has become the best-shipped smartphone in the third quarter of 2017, with a shipment of 13 million units. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, on the other hand, together accounted for 11.8 million shipments, which falls well short of iPhone 7’s. Further, the iPhone 8 did not even make it to the top five. Apple shipped 5.4 million units of the iPhone 8, while a total of 6.3 million units of the iPhone 8 Plus were shipped. This also makes the iPhone 8 Plus the first iPhone Plus model to out-ship its smaller sibling in a single quarter. ALSO READ: Apple could soon be the world’s first trillion dollar company: Analysts

Coming back to the iPhone X, Apple had released a statement saying that the demand is very strong for the redesigned iPhone X. In the statement, Apple said that response to iPhone X was ‘off the charts’ and it is working hard to get more stock available as quickly as possible. In fact, the iPhone X managed to capture 0.93 percent of the overall market share for iPhones after its first-weekend sale. DON’T MISS: Apple iPhone X first impressions: When you have to control your emotions

To recap, Apple iPhone X has got the biggest overhaul till date in the iPhone lineup. Apple claims that the iPhone X has the sharpest display ever on an iPhone. Apple has now opted for a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED screen with Super Retina Display. With Apple ditching the Touch ID sensor. It sports a dual-lens 12-megapixel rear camera with dual optical image stabilization, a wide-angle f/1.8 aperture lens, and a telephoto f/2.4 aperture lens. There is a 7-megapixel front camera and has auto image stabilization and exposure control. It runs on iOS 11 out-of-the-box. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone X: Some users reportedly experiencing a mysterious ‘green line of death’ on the display 

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  • Published Date: November 12, 2017 3:05 PM IST