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First iPhone X Orders Start Arriving to Customers in New Zealand

Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day because of time zone differences, and the iPhone X is no exception.

It's nearly 9:00 a.m. in New Zealand, and customers who pre-ordered an iPhone X are beginning to receive their shipments and have started sharing the first customer photos of the new device on Twitter, Instagram, reddit, and the MacRumors forums.

Image via reddit user ekalb22

There are no Apple Stores in New Zealand, so customers in Australia will be the first to be able to purchase devices from an Apple retail location. Available stock in Australia should give us an idea of what we can expect as it rolls around to November 3 across the globe.

Following New Zealand and Australia, iPhone X sales will kick off in Asia, Europe, and finally, North America. Apple Stores globally are opening at 8:00 a.m. local time to allow customers to pick up reserved devices and make walk-in purchases.


Apple has promised that its retail locations have stock available for walk-in customers, but supplies are believed to be limited. In countries where the iPhone X launch is approaching, lines are growing longer and longer. In the United States, customers hoping for a device should try to get to Apple Stores early.

Along with Apple Stores, other retailers are offering the iPhone X for purchase, but supplies may be even tighter at these locations. For U.S. customers, we've heard rumors suggesting some retailers like Target and AT&T may not have any iPhone X stock at some locations.

First wave iPhone X launch countries where the device is available starting on November 3 include Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, the UK, the US and the US Virgin Islands.

In the United States, the first iPhone X deliveries will take place on the east coast starting at 8:00 a.m. iPhone X pricing starts at $999 for the 64GB model, with the 256GB model priced at $1,149.

Make sure to stay tuned to MacRumors both tomorrow and throughout next week, because we'll have plenty of iPhone X coverage to share.


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13 months ago
This week felt like it took forever! Its going to be an even longer night....
Rating: 13 Votes
13 months ago

Just what I needed to see, more boxes of the X :rolleyes:;)

Where are the reviews? Embargo lifts the day before actual sale date right?

Wait... where aren't they?? https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/79uxvl/mega_iphone_x_reviews/
Rating: 8 Votes
13 months ago
They also get to do pre-orders at a sane 8PM. New Zealanders have all the luck...

Enjoy your new phones friends.
Rating: 8 Votes
13 months ago
This is the most excited I've been for a new iPhone since the first one. I'm super jealous of the people getting it already, but at the same time I'm excited that my ship date moved all the way from Black Friday to next Monday, lol.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago
Congrats Middle Earth!
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago
Such a beautiful corrugated box :)
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago

So how long until Face ID is easily bypassed in a mission critical security scenario? I can't even wait for this

??
This is an odd wish.
Rating: 3 Votes
13 months ago

They also get to do pre-orders at a sane 8PM. New Zealanders have all the luck...


I agree - not to mention, they’re actually at the top of the world. Just because the globe always shows “North” as the top, doesn’t mean it’s correct. “Down under” should be called “Up over.”

I promise, I don’t do drugs.
Rating: 3 Votes
13 months ago

This is the most excited I've been for a new iPhone since the first one. I'm super jealous of the people getting it already, but at the same time I'm excited that my ship date moved all the way from Black Friday to next Monday, lol.


I don't think anything can top the electricity in the air in the lines for the first iPhone. There was just an incredible amount of hype, maybe more so than any other tech product. But yeah, this is the first time I've really been excited for an iPhone in quite a while.
Rating: 3 Votes
12 months ago
Using iPhone X now -- IT'S FREAKING AMAZING. Living in New Zealand has some perks :)
Rating: 2 Votes

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