iPhone X Preorders Were Sold Out in Minutes
If you were one of the consumers crazy enough to set your alarm for 3 a.m. East Coast time, there was a really good chance that you still showed up too late for the iPhone X preorder. Within minutes on Friday morning, expected shipment times started to get pushed back from the initial November 3rd launch date.
As Dealerscope reported earlier this week, Apple is expected to have roughly 25-30 million iPhone X units as part of the initial batch of devices for launch day. That number represents so many that were earmarked for preorders as well as a certain amount that will be set aside so Apple has at least a few on hand at its stores for launch day.
As of this posting (9:30 a.m. on Friday), expected ship dates were already up to 5-6 weeks on the Apple website. The best range for shipments on the Verizon website that I could find was for the white 64GB iPhone X model, which currently has an expected delivery date on November 15. According to a Business Insider report, all four major carriers had delayed ship times within an hour after the phone became available.