Can not wait to hold the iPhone X with your own hands? Then it can be just that you have to pay a lot of patience. According to various market analysts, the flagship will not be available at the earliest in January 2018 in stores, and possibly even later. Knowing how it is? Then read on quickly.
On Tuesday, September 12th, Apple unveiled three new iPhones: the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X at a special event. The first two, which is a modest upgrade to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, is already available in the market, though you may have to wait a few days more to use them. The iPhone X, on the other hand, is not yet available. At the unveiling of the flagships, Apple has announced that iPhone X pre-orders will begin on the end October, with shipping to begin in the first week of November 2017.
According to tech market experts, Apple cannot fulfill this promise. Various analysts claim that the first iPhone X can be delivered only early next year, in January or possibly even later. Gene Munster of Loup Ventures says that the iPhone X ‘is in the earliest’ in January. Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research keeps it vague and claims that the flagship ‘only in the first quarter’ is for sale. Analyst Tim Bajarin holds it in ‘three to four months’.
The reason for the delay is all about the new technologies we find in the iPhone X. It contains so many components that Apple has never before used in its iPhones, such as the OLED display and the sensors that use Face ID. These components are scarce, which makes the launch of the flagship undoubtedly delayed, so the analysts.
Most analysts think that the fourth quarter, traditionally the period in which most of the smartphones are sold, may sometimes be a problem for Apple. Most consumers let the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus out what they are because they are only marginally better and faster than their predecessors, they prefer the iPhone X. However, Apple. can only produce 10-15 million copies of the flagship by the end of the year. And that’s not enough to meet the expected demand, analysts believe. “The iPhone X is the most popular iPhone since the launch of the very first iPhone because of the many new technologies,” said Tim Bajarin. The “coolness factor”, according to him, also plays a role why he is so popular.
In the long run, the shift from the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to iPhone X is good news. However, in the short term, it will cause Apple problems. In the last three months of the year, the Tech Giant usually sells such messy 75 million iPhones. It’s only the question whether the company will reach these numbers this year when consumers delay their purchases until next year because they love iPhone.