Low Apple iPhone X production will lead to a severe supply shortage, predicts analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

When it comes to Apple rumours, particularly around launch day, there really is only one person to turn to: Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo, who has been unnervingly accurate with his iPhone predictions over the past few years, now has some more information on the tenth anniversary iPhone scheduled to launch today.

A leaked icon of the iPhone 8 as found in the HomePod firmware

A leaked icon of the iPhone 8 as found in the HomePod firmware

In a research note issued to investors, Kuo noted that iPhone X production — the likely name for the tenth anniversary phone — totals a mere 10,000 units a day. In comparison, Apple’s supply chain was, near its peak, churning out 540,000 iPhone 6 units a day. Even at that rate, production was not enough to keep up with demand, says the 9to5Mac report.

It goes without saying that Kuo expects the device to be in severe short supply come launch day.

Of the three expected iPhone X colours, the “Gold Blush” variant will be in very short supply, think Kuo. He also thinks it likely that the Gold Blush variant will go on sale after the other two models.

MacRumours, who reported Kuo’s findings, claim to have obtained a copy of the research note. In an excerpt from the note published by MacRumours, Kuo refers to the phone as the “OLED iPhone”, making it seem likely that only the iPhone X will come with an OLED display.

Apple will be unveiling the new device at 10.30 pm tonight at the Steve Jobs theatre, which resides at Apple’s brand new Apple Park campus. Expected at the launch are three new iPhones, dubbed the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, a 4K-ready Apple TV, an LTE-enabled Apple Watch and slightly redesigned AirPods.

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Published Date: Sep 12, 2017 09:51 am | Updated Date: Sep 12, 2017 09:52 am