Apple iPhone X pre-orders: expect to wait for delivery

"Stores will have iPhone X available for walk-in customers, who are encouraged to arrive early", Apple said.

What may trouble some people is that Apple apparently "relaxed" the specifications for Face ID to boost the number of usable dot projectors and accelerate iPhone X production.

A year ago marked the slowest growth rate for the smartphone industry since it began, and Apple's iPhone sales dropped for four straight quarters. It costs $279 to replace the display and $549 for any other damage that isn't covered under warranty. Checking for an iPhone X in stock takes seconds and it could help you find the model you're looking for.

The screen uses a new technology called OLED that sports blacker blacks and other benefits. The company has since stopped releasing opening weekend numbers and did not release opening weekend sales figures for the iPhone 7 or last month's iPhone 8. Apple's extended warranty, AppleCare+, is pricey but it is looking like a good option after the jaw dropping fix prices.

IPhone X pre-orders started at 8.01am in the United Kingdom today. The phone reportedly sold out in less than ten minutes.

Over at Sprint, frustration boiled over nearly immediately, with many reporting early login problems that pushed orders beyond the initial November 3 delivery date. When asked about the reports, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that "we'll be working as hard as possible to make as many as possible".

Best Buy is also offering pre-orders on the iPhone X. However, it only offers versions from Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. But, with the official release date in only a matter of days, with shipping to stores taking time, and with the initial shipment of iPhone X's numbering less than 50,000 units, it is still going to take a while before the supply is anywhere near demand.

In some cases, Apple's website now says the iPhone X would be delivered in "2-3 weeks". Apple's premium phone brings all the improvements that had been rumored for months.

It's a similar story on general repairs, with repairs for the iPhone 8 Plus costing up to $399.

With a starting price of Rs 89,000, the iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone ever launched and the device price goes beyond Rs 1lakh for the higher variant.

Tech industry analyst Daniel Ives, the head of technology research at GBH Insights in NY, agreed, referring to the iPhone 8 as a "placeholder" for the iPhone X.

  • Carolyn Briggs