iPhone X Shipments Halved Due to Production Issues

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The eagerly awaited iPhone X is due for release next month, but already news is breaking that the supply will be even shorter than expected. While Apple has reportedly overcome serious production issues, the company is so far behind schedule that it may only ship half as many phones as it expected before 2017 ends.

Apple initially predicted a shipment of 40 million iPhone Xs, but now it’s looking like 20 million. Reports indicate that the holdup is due to the new TrueDepth camera system. The issues in production were reportedly solved over the summer, but a large production run takes many months. Pre-orders for the iPhone X go live on Friday with a launch on November 3. While nobody waited in line for the iPhone 8, you will probably have to break out your camping gear for one of these new devices.