Foxconn makes first iPhone X shipment to Apple, only 46,500 units

“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 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.”

Read more in the full article here.

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!

Ming-Chi Kuo: iPhone X to cannibalize iPhone 8 orders; significantly stronger than expected demand for Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular – September 19, 2017


    1. That first and rather small consignment was to the Netherlands, but there is no word about subsequent shipments. It’s entirely reasonable to assume that other and much larger shipments are on their way to other places.

  1. Any surprises here? It will be hard to place the pre-order (and I’ve got to do 2). Demand will be heavy and the backlog will also be long.
    One thing in Apple’s favor is that the iP8 will have taken some of the demand.
    Expect to be waiting for a month or so unless you get lucky. This is why I usually do not bother with get iPhones fresh out of release anymore. This time is too go to pass up….

  2. I find it extremely hard to believe that anyone would announce how many iPhones just shipped from anywhere of any Model.. Makes no sense.. it makes them look foolish and unable to get the job done..

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