As reported last week, Apple has ensured a steady supply of iPhone X, thanks to a streamlined supply chain. The company is dividing the sourcing of some components, particularly the LCP LTE antenna, to a second manufacturer. This appears to have helped Apple’s cause greatly. Issues pertaining to the dot projector, a component which is essential for the functioning of Face ID, have also been sorted out, it is said.
Apple’s U.S. online store pegs the AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and SIM-free iPhone X models to ship within 3-5 days. However, if you’re a T-Mobile customer, you will have to wait 9 days for the iPhone X. Apple stores in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh and Seattle are offering the device as soon as today (Monday).
European markets have an identical wait timeframe as the U.S., with France showing 9 days as of now, while Germany and the UK currently showing 3 to 5 days. Canada and China, however, are offering the iPhone X within 1-3 days, which is a significant improvement compared to the last few weeks.
Supply chain sources suggest that Apple is capable of churning out 450,000 to 550,000 iPhone X units each day, which is up from the initial figure of 50,000 to 150,000 units per day. While the delay in iPhone X shipments were an indicator of the device’s popularity in the market, the fact that Apple had a relatively low yield of certain components was also a major factor. But things have changed now, and it is hoped that customers will be able to walk freely into an Apple store and get their hands on the iPhone X.
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