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Apple To Cut 2017 iPhone X Shipments In Half As Even Wozniak Says “I’d Rather Wait”

Apple To Cut 2017 iPhone X Shipments In Half As Even Wozniak Says “I’d Rather Wait”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Oct 24, 2017 7:25 AM

After reports the iPhone 7 was outselling the iPhone 8 sent Apple’s stock lower on Wednesday, more troubling news about the company’s complication-plagued supply chain for the iPhone X, its special tenth anniversary model, emerged this morning courtesy of Nikkei, which is reporting the company has halved its planned shipments for the number of iPhone X’s it will sell by year’s end to 20 million.

Initial shipments of Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone X are expected to total around 20 million units, only half the planned amount for this year, The Nikkei has learned. The reduction stems from the California-based company’s struggles to solve technical issues with components supporting the model’s new face authentication feature.

The X is the first iPhone to adopt an organic light-emitting diode display and do away with the home button. At the beginning of mass production, defects occurred in the bonding process for the OLED panels, and although the problem was largely resolved around July, problems continued in assembly of the face authentication module. Manufacturers were only able to improve the first pass yield — the number of good units – toward the end of September.

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