Pre-orders for Apple’s new, all-screen flagship—the iPhone X—is still a couple of weeks away and already the future doesn’t look very bright.
A report from KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors) says Apple might ship fewer iPhone X’s than what was originally anticipated. “Due to supply constraints, we expect market demand won’t be fully met before 1H18,” Kuo writes in his report.
By “supply constraints”, Kuo means the exhausting production power Apple exerts with their OLED displays. Currently Apple only has Samsung as their manufacturer—though, they, say they are looking into others like LG to help with production—which is a bit of a doozy if you have such a high demand to hit at such a prompt deadline.
Though this ultimately helps the sales for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the iPhone X’s younger siblings, it doesn’t really make the case for Apple, who is, after all, asking you to hand them $1,000 for an iPhone.
To wrap it up: if you’re looking into getting your hands on the iPhone X, pre-orders start October 27 and the launch is on November 3rd.
That doesn’t guarantee you’d be able to get one for Christmas, though. It is growing increasingly difficult to get the newest iterations of iPhones during its first months, be it the work of Apple fanboys and fangirls or Android users making the switch to iOS. Your best bet: get the iPhone X early next year, when the circus-like commotion has died down.