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Apple will only ship 20 million iPhone X units in 2017: Report

The company is facing trouble with components enabling the new face authentication feature called Face ID, considered as the main reason behind the delay.

Apple’s tenth-anniversary edition phone aka iPhone X will go on sale from November 3 in India and it will be available pre-order will start from October 27. Due to ongoing production issues with the device company has decided to cut the shipment from 40 million units to 20 million, which is exactly the half of the predicted demand as per the report of Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities analyst.

According to the report of Nikkei Asian, the Cupertino giant is only able to produce 10 million units per month which makeatotal of 20 million for 2017. Other than this, the company is facing trouble with components enabling the new face authentication feature called Face ID, considered as the main reason behind the delay.

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Further, Ming-Chi Kuo recently mentioned, that Apple has sufficient units for the launch date, as 2-3 million units will be ready by then. The report notes that OLED panel of the device was the first defect which occurred at the beginning of the mass production, which was largely resolved by July, which delayed the first pass yield to the month of September.

To recall, the latest flagship comes loaded with an edge-to-edge screen with a new FaceID sensor and comes with a starting price tag of Rs 89,000 for 64GB. iPhone X features a 5.8-inch Super Retina Display, which is made out of OLED screen with a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels.

The new iPhone X is powered by the latest A11 Bionic chip with a neural engine, which the company helps improve machine learning algorithm. On the camera front, the device sports a dual-camera setup at the back, which is aligned vertically. The dual rear cameras come with a combination of 12-megapixel wide angle lens with aperture f/1.8 and 12-megapixel telephoto lens with aperture f/2.4 with both the sensors support Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and the front, there is a 7-megapixel camera. Other than this, it supports wireless charging with fast-charging capability, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE Advanced, Animoji and more.

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