In fact, other than Apple's own new "Bionic" chip - the A11 - inside its new devices, TSMC is the company's only supplier of chips for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X range. He said this will be the first year he doesn't upgrade to a new iPhone at launch ...
This is in comparison to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus selling 10 million units in the first weekend of availability - a record it surpassed the following year. If you're wanting the higher capacity 256GB iPhone X, you'll need to pay a downpayment of $429.99 followed by $30/month; total device cost is $1,149.99 United States dollars.
Separately, a report from Nikkei claims that the initial shipments of the iPhone X are expected to be around 20 million units, only half of what was planned for this year.
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Apple is battling hard to build sales of iPhone 8 and the accompanying could be their last alternative of relinquishing a more seasoned form of iPhone to push purchasers into purchasing iPhone 8.
Apple confirmed on Tuesday in a press release that stores will have stock for the first walk-ins that want to buy an iPhone X. The phone, unveiled in September, features an edge-to-edge 5.8-inch bright, sharp display, with a smaller chassis than the iPhone 8 Plus. The report said Apple had already begun negotiations with other suppliers to make the problematic components.
Apple's much anticipated smartphone - iPhone X will be available to customers for pre-order starting Friday, October 27. The Uncarrier says this iPhone upgrade option is a one-time perk provided to iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X owners for free.
Speaking at the Money 20/20 in remarks quoted by CNBC, Wozniak said: "I'd rather wait and watch that one".
Foxconn, meanwhile, is the sole assembler for the iPhone X, and splits the manufacturing orders for iPhone 8 Plus with Pegatron and Wistron.