Apple seems to be battling with two problems presently – complain about swollen batteries in iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and limited stocks on iPhone X. Apple has revealed that they are already looking into the problem even though very few reports have been made about batteries having distorted the frame and outer chassis of the phones. Unlike Samsung’s Note 7 that had exploding batteries the situation of the batteries of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is not as bad.
Apple had to recall iPhone 6S models when there were battery problems last year.
Shortage of iPhone X Supply
There are more than 50 million iPhone X’s that have been pre-ordered and could be the fastest selling iPhone of Apple in the month of November this year. However, whether or not the company would be able to fulfill this huge number before the new year is still a doubt.
Here is what KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo has to say about the supply of iPhone X – “While we revise down 2017F iPhone X shipments on TrueDepth Camera production and assembly complications, it signifies a big challenge for Android camp to replicate.” Kuo had estimated that Apple would ship 40 million units in 2017 but he had brought down the numbers now and thinks the company would be able to do numbers between 30 million and 35 million.
By what we can judge from the situation is that there would be a supply crunch of iPhone X throughout 2017 and the situation would be the same in the early months of 2018.
American technology journalist Joshua Topolsky criticises Apple for its poor design of iPhone X. The weakest feature of the smartphone he says is the all screen. Apple has always been a master while designing smartphones and this is not what he expects from them.