You may be eager to pay $1,000 for Apple’s new iPhone X, edge-to-edge OLED, wireless charging, and more exciting features. But Ming-Chi Kuo, a technology analyst at KGI Securities, says Apple’s new smartphone is likely to generate more demand than Apple’s supply chain can withstand, at least at the beginning.

This means longer delivery times due to insufficient quantities. Kuo also says he does not expect demand to match supplies at least until 2018. According to him, Apple will ship about 40 million iPhone X before the end of the fiscal year and nearly 90 million in 2018.

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Still, analysts anticipate delays stemming from supposed issues with the OLED edge-to-edge screen and the complex new Face ID facial recognition system.

The extent of the delays have been previously unknown, giving some analysts, and likely potential buyers, pause.

“If you have consumers that place orders in early November, and they can’t get a phone until 2018, then I think it matters,” Toni Sacconaghi told CNBC’s “Fast Money: Halftime Report” earlier this week.

“There are other attractive offerings out there. And while ecosystem loyalty is high, if you were hoping to get this great new phone in September, and now you’re waiting until 2018, I think you’ll get …. switchers.”

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