With iPhone X shipping estimates dropping to between 1-2 weeks in the United States and Europe last week, Apple has today improved estimates in the United States once again to under one week.
As noted by KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the reduced shipping estimates are not a sign of weak demand, just that Apple suppliers are finally making enough iPhone units ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.
Kuo points out that components used for Apple’s new TrueDepth camera system are now being produced/delivered at a stable rate, easing some of the supply constrains Apple had to battle with during the launch of the iPhone X in September.
Apple launched the iPhone X in 13 new countries around the world last week, bringing the number of countries stocking the iPhone X to 70.
The iPhone X, pronounced “iPhone Ten”, features a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED edge-to-edge display with 2436 x 1125 resolution and 458ppi, HDR support, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and True Tone. The Home Button has been removed from the iPhone X, with Apple adding a new Tap to Wake feature which works alongside Raise to Wake.
iPhone X features the new A11 Bionic chip with a special neural engine that helps power Face ID which unlocks the device by taking a 3D scan of the users face. Apple says Face ID can’t be spoofed by photographs, masks, and makeup, and changing your actual appearance with a hat or beard or makeup won’t prevent Face ID from working.