Analyst: Apple hasn’t started final production on the iPhone X

Yikes! It may take even longer than expected to get your hands on Apple’s high end iPhone. Raymond James analyst Christopher Caso says Apple hasn’t started final production on the iPhone X due to a late delay, which could push back device supplies to December. 

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Pre-orders for the iPhone X start Friday, Oct. 27, and the first units are (were?) supposed to ship on Friday, Nov. 3. The next gen smartphone will come in 64GB and 256GB models with pricing starting at $999.

In a note obtained by Barron’s, Caso writes that the “production start is about a month later when compared to expectations a month ago, and about two months later than expectations at the end of June.” KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously said that Apple isn’t likely to catch up with demand for the high-end iPhone until mid-2018.