Apple moves up the shipping date of some iPhone X pre-orders by two weeks to November 3rd

Apple moves up the shipping date of some iPhone X pre-orders by two weeks to November 3rd
If you originally were told by Apple that your new iPhone X was going to arrive in the middle of next month, you might want to check your email again. Apple has upgraded some of these pre-orders to a November 3rd arrival. And while this might amount to a difference of only one to two weeks, it still means that your handset could arrive earlier than you expected it to. For example, one deliriously happy T-Mobile subscriber originally received notice that the 256GB iPhone X he pre-ordered would arrive between November10th and November 17th. But this order was pushed up by two weeks and is now scheduled to arrive on the November 3rd launch date.

With current delivery times stuck at 5 to 6 weeks for new pre-orders, if you haven't yet reserved an iPhone X, you can try rolling the dice. Set your alarm clock for very early next Friday, and wait on line at your nearby Apple Store. All of Apple's retail locations will be open at 8am local time on November 3rd, and all of them will reportedly have some iPhone X inventory to sell. If you're not happy with the shipping times currently being promised for pre-orders, trying to pick up a model at the Apple Store on November 3rd could be a gamble worth taking. You just might not be able to get the device in the color or storage capacity that you were hoping for.

Apple has been moving the delivery date of some pre-ordered iPhone X models up two weeks to November 3rd

Apple has been moving the delivery date of some pre-ordered iPhone X models up two weeks to November 3rd


While we might never know exactly how many phones were produced in time for the November 3rd launch, we do know that the amount lasted for about 15-minutes before Apple had to resort to selling units that were not yet manufactured.

source: MacRumors

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27 Comments

1. scarface21173

Posts: 631; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

The ebay sellers in the uk are not making a profit on the new iphone X. I have watched a few this morning the time you pay ebay and paypal there losing money. The ebay market is saturated.

2. Cat97

Posts: 1708; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I just looked on eBay and saw an auction for 7800 USD :)

3. scarface21173

Posts: 631; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Uk there £999 if you sell for £1039 your going to recieve about £850 wth ebay and paypal fees

7. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Ithink not many people ordered iphone x in the first place. Apple gambit backfired

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30777; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What you think doesn't matter, the hard numbers do.

4. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

People don't buy a new PC every 1 or 2 years to get only incremental improvements, yet for the same price as PCs or higher ($400-$1200) they buy smartphones every 1 or 2 years. That's crazy... and unsustainable as a long-term business model. And what about environmental waste? I can already picture ginormous mountains of discarded smartphones overtaking PCs in vast landfills due to the reckless practice of planned obsolescence. Generations of humans have now become wasteful unskilled consumers who just throw away their "obsolete" electronic gadgets instead of being taught the useful skills to repair and reuse them. Maybe that's one of the many reasons jobs are disappearing, so sad.

5. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Hiw is jobs disappearing related to that? I am asking as i myself am unemployed ever since getting my engineering and mba degrees :)

12. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

It's a sustainable business model as long as the demand is there, and demand is rising. People are starting to incorporate the purchase of a phone as somewhat of an equivalent car payment. All of the carrier incentives the upgrade every year make it even more enticing to do so. It's an addiction. Environmental waste isn't really an issue as far as I'm seeing. These 1-2 year old phones aren't being discarded, they are being refurbished and recycled into replacement devices for insurance programs and they also hit the 3rd party reseller and used eBay/Swappa market pretty hard. Demand for phones seems to slump once they hit the 4 year old mark as most of those have a harder time operating newer apps or OS updates. Looking at the bright side of this particular phenomenon, technology is rapidly accelerating as consumers are starting to demand more out of electronic devices. The more features and performance that is being demanded, coupled with heavy competition, is a win for mankind. We are seeing massive improvements in just about every piece of technology thanks to Google/Apple/Samsung.

20. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Environmental waste isn't an issue? Only a know-nothing millennial would say something that naive. LOL! "People are starting to incorporate the purchase of a phone as somewhat of an equivalent car payment. All of the carrier incentives the upgrade every year make it even more enticing to do so." Spoken like true sheep consumer who eats up every marketing propaganda dictated to them by sleazy corporations. Truth is, there's nothing LESS enticing than having to make loan payments for a damn phone like you do with a car or house while your earnings stays stagnant and your job getting downsized. When you can't afford to pay for a phone up front, that's a hint to NOT buy it because it's not meant for your income bracket. Live within your means or stay poor forever living on revolving credit.

23. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"Environmental waste isn't an issue?" China trying to fix that problem for this planet, E-waste recycling plant in that country increasing rapidly in the last 2 decades It's still an issue, but it's not a big one, it's much smaller problem than plastic waste or chemical waste.

26. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Plastic or chemical? You realize the chassis & packaging and the batteries & production techniques of just about all smartphones IS plastic and chemical wastes, right?

6. larryvand

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

People must have manure for brains to pay $1100+ ($1000+tax) with $200 for Applecare for a freaking phone, let alone one with a black notch obscuring the display and decreased accuracy of face id and no touch id . Total isuckers.

8. Jacksie66 unregistered

One lad here in Ireland is selling a 256gb x for €1800. Pure chancers..

9. Hollowmost

Posts: 407; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Someone in Algeria is selling iPhone x for 2200 $ Crazy

10. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I'm guessing this phone will be reviewed with the highest score ever given by PA. Just judging by the excitement PA carries toward the phone and stuff. The community here don't seem to feel the same way except for a few of you guys. Too bad not everyone can get it day one.

21. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

9.5/10 regardless the cons. and even next year's flagships wont top that score

11. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

So.... Either they found someone's extra stash in a warehouse or pre-orders were not as high as they said. Either way this news are sure to make some apple loyalists really happy, enjoy your new devices.

15. cmdacos

Posts: 3806; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

This just proves that Apple holds back units for false scarcity

22. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Or some people canceling their pre-order (or Apple that cancelling some pre-orders like in article before this)

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30777; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just remember, when production gets up to speed, this phone will be the top seller. People saying its sales are gonna suck, are plain crazy.

16. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 653; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Will you buy one? I couldn’t get myself to buy any phone this year. I had the feeling that each 2017 flagship was too much of a compromise so that I couldn’t buy. Hope that next year’s phones will be better.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30777; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No, I'm not buying one. It's a great device, but it fails to do too many of the things I've come to need, and use day to day. It's not crap, nor does it suck, and no one's dumb for buying it, if it's what they like...just isn't for me.

18. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I'm with you. IPhones are great phones but like you does not offer the basic things that I need to get through my day.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30777; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly. It will serve those well, who need what it does. The Note line now serves my needs much better, and as a consumer...I gotta buy what works best for me.

24. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

It's not the hardware that keeps us from adopting the iPhone brand. I'd have to jail break this thing. I root my android for kicks, I'll need to jailbreak my iPhone out of necessity

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30777; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True words.

27. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

So... no production issues? Just... more false "exclusivity" hype?

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