If mass production of the iPhone X continues to be hampered, it's very likely that it will be very hard to buy the iPhone X at launch.
Meanwhile, the battery inside the "all-screen" gadget is touted as capable of lasting "up to 2 hours longer than iPhone 7". After blowing the cover of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, China's Tenaa reveals and finally confirms the 2716mAh cell, 3GB RAM and 2.4GHz A11 Bionic details of the 5.8-inch "edge-to-edge" model.
With Apple having increased the base storage for the iPhone 8 and incorporating a variety of changes, research firm IHS Markit via Bloomberg reports that the components costs for the 4.7-inch phone mounts to $247.51, making it slightly higher than the $237.94 cost for the 32GB version of the iPhone 7 from previous year.
Apple will officially open preorders for the iPhone X on October 27 and the device is expected to start shipping and be available in-stores on November 3.
According to analysts, the cost of the gadgets iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus increased due to the cameras as well as CPU and storage. "From a teardown perspective, the biggest cost adders would be the increased NAND flash memory content and new wireless charging components". In a shock to nobody, glass is still fragile as the iPhone 8 cracked on the first drop on all sides. The larger iPhone 8 Plus was found to be a bit more fragile, earning a breakability score of 74. According to the IHS Markit Smartphone Model Market Tracker for Q3 2017, the top three smartphone makers are Samsung, with 23 percent of the market; Apple, with 12 percent; and Huawei with 11 percent.
Gerrit Schneemann, senior analyst for mobile handsets at HIS Markit says: "The new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and later the iPhone X, are important devices for Apple and anticipation is running high". That's going to be a question for those fearless souls who tear apart new smartphones, but it's clear that Apple will have wanted to stick as big a battery as possible in the slender iPhone X, in order to power that big screen and Face ID.
Numbers don't mean a great deal to Apple, which never likes to flaunt a processor's clock speed or the RAM count and battery capacity of a new iPhone or iPad.