“Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) has started shipping iPhone X devices, with the first batch of 46,500 units already being shipped out from Zhengzhou and Shanghai to the Netherlands and United Arab Emirates (UAE), respectively, according to a China-based Xinhuanet.com report,” Steve Shen reports for Digitimes.

“However,” Shen reports, “the first-batch shipments of the iPhone X units were much lower than the previous iPhone models, which apparently will make the iPhone X one of the most difficult-to-find smartphone these days, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.”

Apple's revolutionary iPhone X

Apple’s revolutionary iPhone X

Shen reports, “Although Foxconn has ramped up its output of iPhone X to 400,000 units a week recently from the previous 100,000 units, the increased production still cannot meet market demand, said the report, citing data from Rosenblatt.”

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MacDailyNews Take: “The increased production still cannot meet market demand.”

Gee, ya think?

Our sincerest good luck to those looking to pre-order iPhone X (Friday, October 27 @ 12:01am PDT). We’re all going to need it!

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