iPhone X, the latest smartphone released by technology giant Apple, was reportedly sold out ten minutes after the pre orders were opened. According to Apple, the demand for the latest iPhone was “off the charts” and the device was sold out within a matter of minutes.
The pre orders began at 12:01 A.M., on Friday, 27 October 2017, but, the shipping time for the different models began to slip after the first ten minutes. Consumers in Australia and UK also saw a delivery delay of five to six weeks. However, Apple claims the iPhone X will be available in stores next Friday, on 3 November 2017. Recently, media reports suggested, the company would be shipping close to 2 to 3 million iPhone X devices across the globe to meet demands.
Speaking about the delays in shipping, Apple said, “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.”
TechCruch reported, an iPhone X search on eBay showed more than 1,200 listings posted on the site within 45 minutes of the pre sales opening. According to eBay, there were 36,555 searches for iPhone X from midnight until 1 P.M., Eastern Standard Time.
But, Apple news portal 9to5Mac reported, the customers who had delivery estimates between 10 November and 17 November have seen their estimated delivery date preponed to November 3. Therefore, customers whose delivery estimates are 2 to 3 weeks after the launch may also see their estimates preponed soon.
— 9to5Mac (@9to5mac) October 27, 2017
Apple revealed its first all screen smartphone, iPhone X, in September at their annual product keynote event. The iPhone X sports a 5.8 inch super retina display and is equipped with Face ID scanning and wireless charging. The all glass smartphone with a surgical grade stainless steel body is also water and dust resistant. It packs two 12 megapixel cameras with dual optical image stabilization and an image signal processor. The 7 megapixel front camera is powered by the A11 Bionic processor which supports machine learning, augmented reality and 3D gaming. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were also launched at the event along with the Apple Watch 3 and the upgraded Apple TV.