It is very likely for Apple’s manufacturing partners to use the excess chassis and components for the iPhone X in making the highly anticipated iPhone 11. Industry sources from Taiwan have revealed that the Cupertino giant’s suppliers still have loads of finished chassis, components and parts for the iPhone X at the moment. 

The supply chain sources disclosed to Digitimes on Monday that the number of available iPhone X parts and components are still hovering at persistent high levels at the end of June. The supply is said to equal three times of what the firms previously shipped for Apple’s 10th anniversary handset. 

Nevertheless, the suppliers don’t need to fear anything because the excess parts will likely be used for the production of the next-generation iPhones, particularly the iPhone 11, which is the direct successor to the iPhone X. The companies are expecting the planned launch of the new iPhones in September to effectively clear out their inventory of the remaining components. 

Despite the huge number of finished chassis and other components, Apple’s market performance is still unaffected by the inventory pile-ups. In fact, Apple reported a 3 percent increase from its second-quarter performance compared to last year’s. It shipped a total of 52.217 million iPhone units this quarter. Its revenues were also up 14 percent on year to $38.032 billion. 

The news comes days after Apple launched its new 2018 MacBook Pro models with 8th-generation Intel Core processors. The all-new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar devices do not sport redesigned bodies, but they do come with the third-generation keyboard and internal upgrades. 

Speaking of upgrades, Apple is currently gearing up for the launch of its upgraded iPhones this fall. The tech giant is expected to debut three handsets this year: a 5.8-inch OLED model that is going to be the iPhone X’s successor, a 6.5-inch OLED model that will likely be called “iPhone 11 Plus” and the only LCD model that will sport a 6.1-inch screen.