The Apple. According to a report by Nikkei Asian Review, iPhone manufacturers aren't building 3D sensors for the iPhone's TrueDepth camera system fast enough to keep up with yield rates. This means that when the iPhone X hits stores on Nov. 3 you're going to have a hard time getting one.most talked about feature, , could cause a lot of problems for
Nikkei reported onlast month, and apparently suppliers are still struggling to make enough of these iPhone parts. Specifically, a tech executive told Nikkei that production of the dot projector -- remember those tiny dots from ? -- was a bit more difficult than anticipated.
This is bad news for people who slept on theto get the X, or who are hoping to get the phone in time for the holidays.
Right before the iPhone X was announced, it was estimated that Apple was producing 400,000 of the phones per week. But considering that Apple sold in the fourth quarter of 2016 when the iPhone 7 was released -- which works out to about 798,877 iPhones sold per day -- these estimates paint a pretty dismal supply picture.. Analyst Jeff Pu told Nikkei that he estimates Apple will produce about 36 million iPhone X's this year, while other estimates claim that Apple is making about
Preorders for the iPhone X open up. Just keep in mind that you may need a little bit of patience and a lot of luck to get one.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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