While some suppliers are being asked to slow down deliveries there are still some suppliers that are struggling to reach the 40% requirement due to low yield rates.
Apple adopted the same strategy previously for iPhone 7 in 2016 during which initial shipments of parts and components reached only about 60% of the materials originally required by the vendor, noted the sources, adding that Apple pulled in the remaining 40% of orders 1-2 months later.
Apple is reportedly waiting to see iPhone 8 sales performance and how many iPhone X pre-orders it receives before pushing iPhone X production into full gear.
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