Apple Says iPhone X Will Be Available for Walk-In Customers at Stores on Launch Day
Apple today announced that stores will have iPhone X available for walk-in customers, who it encourages to arrive early, on launch day. Presumably, this will include both Apple's own retail locations and select authorized resellers.
iPhone X will go on sale in more than 55 countries and territories on Friday, November 3. On the same day, the first deliveries will begin to customers. iPhone X pre-orders begin this Friday, October 27 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time.
Due to a mix of reported production issues and strong demand, in-store availability of iPhone X will likely be extremely limited. Prospective buyers should be prepared for the possibility of waiting in long lines.
In a recent interview with BuzzFeed News, Apple CEO Tim Cook said "we'll see what happens" in regards to iPhone X availability. "We'll be working as hard as possible to make as many as possible," he added.
Here's the full list of countries and territories where iPhone X launches November 3:
• Czech Republic
• Hong Kong
• Isle of Man
• The Netherlands
• New Zealand
• Puerto Rico
• Saudi Arabia
• United Arab Emirates
• United Kingdom
• United States
• U.S. Virgin Islands
The majority of Apple's retail stores will open at 8:00 a.m. local time on November 3.
Top Rated Comments
Apple are putting out these stories as they know demand is low based on the price of the device, so by circulating stories saying supply is limited, limited stock in store etc etc, people will try harder to get one creating a PR buzz.
Whilst supply may actually be tight, this certainly being used to make the product demand look higher.