Apple expects iPhone X shipments in Q1 2018 to be half what it originally estimated

In the last few weeks we heard several reports that Apple is seeing lower iPhone X sales than initially expected. Japan's Nikkei Asian Review now claims that Apple slashed its iPhone X production target for Q1 2018 from 40 million units to only 20 million.

Asian Review also says that the lower sales could result in a delay to Apple's plans to introduce OLED displays in its new iPhone models in 2018. It was indeed reported last week that Apple may cancel its plans to introduce a new 5.8" OLED iPhone in 2018, and only launch the larger 6.5" OLED iPhone (with screens provided by LG Display).

The lower demand from Apple has reportedly led to low utilization rates at its A3 flexible OLED line.

Posted: Jan 30,2018 by Ron Mertens