Even though the official release date of the Apple iPhone X is November 3, those who pre-order the device won’t get it by then. Pre-orders for the iPhone X opened a few hours ago, but the initial pre-order stock is already sold out. Those who only now place their pre-order will have to wait up to six weeks until they actually get the handset. While this is quite unpleasant for customers, it is a great sign for Apple. Its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus didn’t really sell according to expectations, but it seems that the interest in the iPhone X is huge.
The pre-order stock of the iPhone X might have sold out, however, it wasn’t a huge one to begin with. Apple reportedly has manufacturing issues with several components of the flagship smartphone, including the TrueDepth camera. Due to these issues, it’s possible that the Cupertino-based company will only manage to reach a supply-demand balance for the handset sometime next year. Until then, everyone expects the demand to be a lot higher than the company could supply. Then again, for many customers, it’s definitely worth waiting for what could be the year’s most impressive smartphone.
Naturally, Apple will also supply its stores with a number of iPhone X units. Those who are lucky enough to be among the first customers to get to the stores on release day might actually get their hands on a device well ahead of others, who pre-ordered it. On November 3, we might see the mile-long lines in front of Apple stores again. The Apple iPhone X is quite expensive, even so, it’s highly likely that every unit will sell out quickly, on release day. Apple fans have been waiting for this moment for a long time now, so there will surely be enough of them ready to camp out in front of stores long hours before they open.
Apple’s brand new iPhone X is the first one in years to come with a serious design change. It also offers a number of great specs and features. Many are eager to get their hand on one of these. In case you are a part of the more patient group, you can pre-order the handset and wait for it in the comfort of your home.