Want an iPhone X? Hope you’re a patient guy or gal. In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple isn’t likely to catch up with demand for the high-end iPhone until mid-2018. Yikes!
While he previously thought Apple might be able to build as many as 50 million iPhone X units before the end of this year, he’s reduced that figure to about 40 million. Any units Apple is unable to build this year will translate to sales next year, so Kuo has increased his 2018 shipment estimates to between 80 million and 90 million iPhone X units.
Orders for the iPhone X will start on Oct. 27 (probably around 12:01 Pacific), and they’ll begin to ship Nov. 3. The next gen smartphone will come in 64GB and 256GB models with pricing starting at $999.