The iPhone X also has an improved rear-camera subsystem compared to either the iPhone 8 or the iPhone 8 Plus, as well as a much more advanced front-facing camera with 3D sensing capabilities marketed by Apple as a TrueDepth camera.
Pegatron, a contract assembler, fell as much as 2.6% in early Taipei trade while Catcher Technology slipped as much as 3.6%.
According to a recent report by the Economic Daily News, production of the iPhone has been cut by around 50 percent for both November and December.
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While the iPhone 8's struggles aren't great for Apple (or for its stockholders, at the moment), there's still a few reasons to hold off on calling for the device to go to an early grave. "Apple's lower iPhone 8 pricing should limit the impact, but it remains a risk". Perhaps one interesting thing to note is that even on launch day, the iPhone 8 was still readily available, something that is quite unusual when compared to other models at the time of launch, where they are usually sold out.
But the debate - and hints from some analysts and a Taiwan media report of a cut in iPhone 8 production - was enough to push Apple shares down 2.8 percent by lunchtime in NY. "iPhone X establishes a new value level for Apple customers that want a premium, futuristic device".
Considering that the iPhone 8 has only been around for about a month now, Cupertino has yet to release any figures regarding the sales of the phone.
Plus, the shadow of the looming iPhone X appears to be tamping down interest in the iPhone 8. Case says that his checks indicate "final production of iPhone X has not yet begun". The iPhone X, which goes on sale November 8, features an all-new design with an edge-to-edge OLED screen and revolutionary facial recognition technology.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st.