At 12:01 AM PDT today, the iPhone X officially went up for pre-order. As one might expect, supply dwindled very, very quickly.
As it stands right now, shipping details for the iPhone X in every single configuration (silver/black, 64GB/256GB) are now pushed back to five to six weeks. Those numbers are likely to fluctuate over the next several weeks, but, if previous years are any indicator, at some point in the (hopefully near) future Apple will more than likely get a handle on demand and production will match it.
Until that happens, though, stock for the iPhone X is going to be tight, and getting your hands on one might be tight — especially after the launch day, Friday, November 3, comes and goes. So, as such, Apple has officially commented on the pushed shipping dates for the company’s new flagship smartphone. To no one’s surprise, the iPhone X is seeing “customer demand” that is “off the charts.”
“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.”
Apple has already said, and echoes here, that its retail stores will have some stock of the iPhone X ready for walk-in customers on launch day. It also adds in this official statement that its retailer partners and carriers will have stock on launch day, too. But, as these things go, that stock is likely to be very, very minimal.
Queue up those lines.