iPhone 10th Anniversary Edition may ship a month after the other new models.
Apple is unveiling three new iPhones on September 12 – the OLED iPhone X, and hardware refreshes of the iPhone 7 line. Earlier reports said that Apple would start taking pre-orders for all models on September 15, while the first units would be shipped on September 22.
But a growing number of new reports suggest that the company may ship the flagship OLED iPhone X / Edition up to a month later than previously expected. TechCrunch and The Wall Street Journal have both written about Apple delaying the market debut of iPhone X, even though the company may still take early orders along with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus.
WSI talks about production problems for Apple’s high-end model with an OLED screen. The publication mentions up to a month delay in the possible launch due to a problem with the integration of Touch ID into the display, which forced Apple to abandon Touch ID in favor of facial recognition. Meanwhile, Foxconn is reported to offer bonuses to employees who bring new hires in one of the key plants in China.
Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone may come with a base price of $1000 for the 64GB version. The device will offer a 5.8-inch OLED display, all-glass design and very thin bezels.