Apple’s iPhone X was one of the most awaited smartphones of this year. Many people expected it to be the best-selling handset of 2017, however, it seems they might have been wrong. Instead of stepping up and manufacturing more handsets, Apple actually seems to slow down a little bit. The tech giant just asked its components suppliers to slow down deliveries. At this point, sources report that the Cupertino- based company currently requires only 40% of the quantities it originally planned to. It’s not quite clear why Apple decided to slow things down but there are some theories that make sense. The company probably waits to see how many customers pre-order the smartphones. Also, if there are too many people buying the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, there will probably be less to purchase the iPhone X.
We have seen last week that Apple fans don’t really pile up at Apple stores to buy the iPhone 8 and its larger sibling. This would normally indicate that they are all waiting for the iPhone X to hit the stores. Then again, the anniversary model is not exactly cheap, so it does narrow down the customer pool a little bit. After all, not that many people would pay $1000 or more for a smartphone. Unfortunately, that is how much the iPhone X costs.
Of course, for this sum, customers will get one of the most modern smartphones of the year. The iPhone X comes with a new design, ditching the home button and going full-screen instead. Also, the iPhone X is the only Apple smartphone to come with an OLED display. The handset features Apple’s latest processor, the A11 Bionic chip and runs the latest version of iOS. The X is also the only iPhone to feature FaceID, which is one of the newest features Apple brought to its flagship smartphone.
Customers will be able to choose between two color variants, Silver and Space Gray, and they can opt for 64GB or 256GB internal storage. While the lower storage amount model will set them back $999, they will need to dig deeper into their pockets for the 256GB version as it costs $1149. With these price tags, it’s only natural for Apple to be cautious when it decides how many units to manufacture. Hopefully, iPhone X units will start shipping soon.