Apple did officially unveil the special-edition iPhone X in September, but the handset is yet to reach the hands of consumers as shipments are expected to begin on November 3. Numerous reports in the past have already revealed that Apple is facing various production issues with its anniversary edition iPhone.
Now, New York based publication Brightwire, citing anonymous sources suggests that Apple might delay the handset’s launch until December.
“Apple might delay shipment of first 1 million iPhone X handsets to December as yield rate dips below 10 percent.” the publication posted on its Twitter page.
Though it goes without saying that readers should take this information with a pinch of salt, as no official statement in this regard has been provided by Apple. And November 3 is still the official date when the first shipments will begin for the iPhone X.
Back in September, a WSJ report also noted that Apple is experiencing some issues that might lead to production delays. The report revealed that Apple is facing issues with the facial recognition feature of the iPhone X. The technology uses two modules, and Apple is reportedly facing technical issues with one of the modules which has caused production issues.
The company has officially unveiled three iPhone models this year during its keynote at the new SpaceShip Campus. These include the anniversary edition iPhone X, pronounced as the iPhone 10, along with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
The iPhone X is equipped with the new A11 processor which Apple claims “is the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone”. It packs 6-cores featuring 2 high-performance cores that offer 25 percent improved performance compared to the A10. While the 4 high-efficiency cores are said to be 70% faster than its predecessor. Along with its 2017 iPhone line-up, the company also announced the upgraded Apple Watch 3 as well as the 4K-capable Apple TV.