Apple will drastically miss its iPhone X production goals this year, according to a Nikkei report Tuesday.
“Initial shipments of Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone X are expected to total around 20 million units, only half the planned amount for this year,” the report said.
Nikkei blamed production issues for the new phone’s face-scanner sensor components. The report added Apple is currently able to make 10 million iPhone X units per month after manufacturing yields improved at the end of September.
The iPhone X will be available on Nov. 3 at a base model price of $999.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Its shares are down 0.2 percent in Tuesday’s premarket session.
In similar fashion, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Friday Apple will have no more than 3 million iPhone X units available for purchase when preorders open due to production problems.
Read the full report on Nikkei
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Apple will reportedly only produce half the iPhone Xs it expected this year, just 20 million units