We know iPhone X demand has badly declined in recent months, but we never expected production to be halted so fast. For good. That's probably not the case, but what if it is?
Apple has invested with a partner to build and run a factory in India just so it can sell its own phones in the country. It might put the factory to better use than it currently does.
It was rumored to be one of the dragging factors that kept the iPhone X from getting out to customers with the other iPhones last year.
Industry reports claim that counterfeit parts were used in the waterproofing of the phone, leading Apple to punish the assembler.
Who out there is able to make phones and incorporate Samsung's OLED displays? Not many out there right now, especially at these prices.
Sources close to two reputable business publications claim Apple may have reduced Q1 2018 iPhone X production targets from 40 to 20 million units. One supplier says that might not be so.
Apple can no longer realistically expect to ship 40 million iPhone X units this quarter, substantially revising down its internal production targets.
An unexpectedly early drop in iPhone X demand is not just hurting Apple, as Samsung was forced to recently reduce the operation rate of a large OLED display plant.
Stuck in a rut, the smartphone industry is looking to growing capacity from the competition against the number one OLED display-maker
One of the assemblers is rumored to have shipped its first batch of one million units. At least nine more batches are said to come between Inventec and Foxconn before the end of the year.
More manufacturers coming onto the market making OLED displays for smartphones is good news for Apple as it can negotiate cheaper prices to equip its future iPhones with these vibrant panels.
Samsung, the makers of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, 835, 821 and 820 processors, could lose the Snapdragon 855 production contract to bitter rivals TSMC.
And those devices could take a big cue from the current generation of iPhones. Why circuit boards? Because they can be upgraded like anything else.
The Henan provincial government issued notices to send vocational students to the Foxconn factory for work experience, even if their vocation isn't related.
The iPhone 8 Plus looks to be the smartphone of the season while the iPhone X could get better reception in China during the Year of the Dog.
A standard 64GB iPhone X costs $357.50 to make. Disregarding labor, research and development costs, that's $642.49 that Apple pockets per unit.
The only way out of widely reported iPhone X mass manufacturing pickles may have been a relaxation of "some" Face ID specifications for parts suppliers.
You'll need to be very quick to get the iPhone X at launch, either online or offline, since shipments are only expected to hit 20 million units this year.
It's the classic good news/bad news scenario - Apple's Face ID troubles are reportedly almost over, but iPhone X production remains clogged.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus aren't going to be getting far in this world, at least through the end of the year. Will the iPhone X change that?
With TrueDepth camera production woes far from over, iPhone X shipments from Foxconn factories have reportedly got off to a predictably slow start.
Unknown production issues have affected the dot transmitter and receiver of the TrueDepth camera system. When will they get fixed?
The report out of financial firm Brightwire doesn't have much meat to the bones, but it's one that follows a cavalcade of concern on the iPhone X schedule.