The new intel from Nikkei, which suggests Apple is producing 10 million iPhone X units a month, presents a better picture than originally thought. In a research note last week, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo advanced a grim forecast, writing that Apple would ship just 2-3 million iPhone X units by the November 3 release date. In 2015, the company has sold more than 13 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models during launch weekend alone.
Apple's leadership doesn't appear to be too optimistic about the potentially problematic rollout either: When asked about the supply shortage, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Buzzfeed: "We'll see what happens. We'll be working as hard as possible to make as many as possible."
The iPhone X will be available for pre-order on Friday, October 27, and members of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program can apply for pre-approval for financing through the company's Apple Store app this week to get a head start. Getting pre-approved doesn't mean you're skipping the line and securing an iPhone X model, but you'll have one fewer step to get through as you frantically try to add the phone to your cart and checkout before they're all gone.