In a statement (via 9to5Mac), Apple said early iPhone X pre-orders are “off the charts” and noted there’s still a way to get one of the new handsets on launch day.
Less than 12 hours after iPhone X pre-orders began, Cupertino said the following about orders for its newest flagship device:
We are thrilled to be taking orders for iPhone X, the future of the smartphone. We can see from the initial response, customer demand is off the charts. We’re working hard to get this revolutionary new product into the hands of every customer who wants one, as quickly as possible. We will keep accepting orders online, and iPhone X will be available at Apple retail stores on Friday, November 3 starting at 8 a.m., as well as from our carrier and retailer partners around the world.
This news doesn’t come as much of a surprise. The newly designed handset quickly sold out for Nov. 3 deliveries once pre-orders began earlier today, Nov. 3. The current wait time for new orders regardless of carrier or storage is “5-6 weeks.”
The fact Apple mentioned walk-in availability for the handset on Nov. 3 should give folks at least some hope they can score a new smartphone next Friday. However, I would expect limited supply across all retail locations.
First announced in September, the 5.8-inch iPhone X features an all-grass and stainless steel design with a Super Retina display, A11 Bionic chip, wireless charging, and Face ID.
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