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iPhone X pre-orders: shipping times already delayed

After weeks of waiting, iPhone X is finally available for pre-order ahead of its release next week. You can purchase one from Apple’s website or the Apple Store app.

Those who followed our advice and got their orders in within the first few minutes of availability should be receiving their shiny new devices on release day, November 3.

Others weren’t so lucky, though. Due to rumored supply issues and a pretty hefty demand, it wasn’t long until shipping estimates started to slip further and further back. Within a matter of minutes, estimated arrival dates had dropped back past launch day.

At the time of writing, if you want to pre-order an iPhone X you’re looking at a 5-6 week delay, and we expect that to increase further as time goes on.

Apple is predicted to catch up with demand by the beginning of next year, but until then it may have a lot of impatient customers on its hands! Scalpers are already taking advantage, posting iPhones on eBay with a huge markup.

If you’re not sold on the iPhone X, the good news is that iPhones 8 and 8 Plus are in stock right now. If you don’t care for new features like the edge-to-edge screen and Face ID, you could save a lot of money by opting for Apple’s less-hyped devices!