Apple Now Offering Next-Day iPhone X Delivery in United States and United Kingdom
Dec 18, 2017 6:46 am PST by Joe Rossignol
iPhone X shipping estimates continue to improve, with the flagship smartphone now available with free next-day delivery from Apple's online store if ordered by 3:00 p.m. local time today in the United States.


Apple quotes delivery by tomorrow for all iPhone X models except the silver SIM-free version with 64GB of storage, which is estimated for delivery within 2-4 days. This means every iPhone X is still a last-minute gift option.

Apple is also offering next-day delivery of all iPhone X models on its online store in the United Kingdom, and in some other countries, shipping estimates are short enough that delivery before Christmas may still be possible.

With next-day delivery now available, it would appear that Apple has achieved supply-demand balance of the iPhone X, at least for now.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said improved iPhone X shipping estimates are the result of better-than-expected production, rather than weak demand. He originally predicted the iPhone X would likely remain in short supply until 2018.

Just hours after iPhone X pre-orders began in late October, Apple issued a statement to MacRumors indicating that customer demand was "off the charts."

We'll have to wait until Apple releases its next quarterly earnings results to analyze just how well the iPhone X has sold, but Apple's revenue guidance of $84-$87 billion suggests the smartphone's sales will be very strong.

iPhone X shipping estimates were initially pushed back to 5-6 weeks, but gradually shortened to just a few days by last week.

Apple always offers free next-day delivery of in-stock iPhone models, and it has extended the deal to all in-stock items ordered from its online store by 3 p.m. local time on Friday, December 22 in the United States.

Less-expensive gift ideas for an Apple fan available by Christmas include the Apple TV 4K, BeatsX, an official Apple-branded iPhone case, Apple Watch bands, or simply a physical or emailed Apple Store or Apple Music gift card.

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11 months ago
I regret my X purchase. Simply because I don't think it's worth the price.
Rating: 18 Votes
11 months ago
The X hype is over hahaha
Rating: 17 Votes
11 months ago
After using it for a good month, I can strongly say it's not worth it. The faceID feels really first generation. It fails multiple times during these top 4 situations.

1. laying in bed with a pillow
2. barely waking up and your eyes are semi-closed
3. trying to unlocking from the side, basically right next to you on the table
4. if the phone too close to face,

TouchID is >>>> than faceID. But this is the trade off for greater screen to body ratio.
Rating: 15 Votes
11 months ago
Got my X yesterday. Without doubt the best iPhone I've ever used. It's so intuitive - I simply can't imagine going back to the home button or Touch ID. The technology melts into the background and I've mostly forgotten about Face ID as it does it automatically and there's no deliberate "action" to unlock it. I now can't see myself using an iPhone any other way.

I haven't had such a smooth user experience since I bought my very first iPhone (iPhone 4). That was so ahead of everything else on the market at the time and I feel much the same here. Wonderful job.
Rating: 13 Votes
11 months ago

After using it for a good month, I can strongly say it's not worth it. The faceID feels really first generation. It fails multiple times during these top 4 situations.

1. laying in bed with a pillow
2. barely waking up and your eyes are semi-closed
3. trying to unlocking from the side, basically right next to you on the table
4. if the phone too close to face,

TouchID is >>>> than faceID. But this is the trade off for greater screen to body ratio.

And Touch ID doesn't work:

1. With gloves
2. With wet hands
3. With greasy hands
4. With dirty hands
5. With sweaty hands

Again, FaceID was NOT just replacement for TouchID. When will people understand this? The tech behind the notch will drive many more feature from apps we haven't seen or thought about yet, primarily for AR.
Rating: 8 Votes
11 months ago

Got my X yesterday. Without doubt the best iPhone I've ever used. It's so intuitive - I simply can't imagine going back to the home button or Touch ID. The technology melts into the background and I've mostly forgotten about Face ID as it does it automatically and there's no deliberate "action" to unlock it. I now can't see myself using an iPhone any other way.

I haven't had such a smooth user experience since I bought my very first iPhone (iPhone 4). That was so ahead of everything else on the market at the time and I feel much the same here. Wonderful job.


I was a naysayer to the X at first. Didn't think I'd want Face ID, nor having to adjust to the gestures. But having bought X online and picked up same day last week, I've got to say that I am over the moon with the thing (previously I had the iPhone 8 Plus). I like the size, weight and overall appearance, and Face ID has been super quick. It makes using apps that previously had Touch ID that much more convenient. Apple Pay has been a little problematic with it, but I'm getting used to it now. Adjusting to the gestures has been fine too - in fact, better because it aligns (in a couple of ways) to the Apple Watch and iPad gestures.

Am I worried about OLED screen burn in? Yes. But not that much, since the screen isn't on for that long on any one image or text for it to be a true concern as yet. I'm not sure how I'd feel if the iPad got OLED screens, however, especially if reading a lot of iBooks on it. But I guess we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Maybe it'll be fine. But the display is decent - even if the colour shifts looking at it indirectly. Not bothered by that at all.

So, to summarise: the things that I thought would bother me do not. At all. There is some adjustment, but it's not a big deal. This is definitely the best foot forward from Apple, and I look forward to seeing what they do next - although it'd be nice if it were just a little bit cheaper.
Rating: 7 Votes
11 months ago
Karl Ackerman is an analyst with the Wall Street securities house of Cowen & Co. Ackerman has penned a note to clients that says initial demand for the Apple iPhone X ('https://www.phonearena.com/phones/Apple-iPhone-X_id10414') "has been below initial expectations as users appear to have gravitated toward the previous iPhone models." The analyst adds that all three 2017 iPhone models, which include the Apple iPhone 8 ('https://www.phonearena.com/phones/Apple-iPhone-8_id10408'), Apple iPhone 8 Plus ('https://www.phonearena.com/phones/Apple-iPhone-8-Plus_id10411') and Apple iPhone X are selling at a decent clip, but sales are not strong enough to say that Apple is in the midst of a supercycle.


I kind of hope this is true, just so Apple thinks better next time before they slap a 1200€ price on a god damn iphone.
Rating: 7 Votes
11 months ago
All the low demand haters will be eating crow. Apple has successfully ramped production at the most critical time. The best ability is availability.

Apple will be criticized either way. Haters will say low demand if it's available and poor execution if it's constrained.

Apple guided $87B for a reason. They knew they could ramp production and did. Remember, they are BETTER at production than they were with the supply constrained iPhone 6.
Rating: 7 Votes
11 months ago
I want to know the sales numbers so bad...
Rating: 7 Votes
11 months ago
Just in time for Christmas ordering.. what a staggering coincidence... ;)
Rating: 7 Votes

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