Back when the iPhone X
was released at the beginning of the month, the lead times stretched all the way to December in some cases, then they began to abate to 3-4 weeks. Apple has seemingly improved on the TrueDepth
camera yields further, or the early adopters already have an iPhone X
in their hands, as, just in time for the holiday shopping spree that begins today, you can get any model of Apple's latest and greatest handset to ship within 1-2 weeks.
That's been the case in Europe since last week, too, but there the iPhone X is much more expensive than in the US, so folks are understandably more reluctant to grab it off the shelves. Thus, the rumors that Apple will have a weak quarter due to the inability to produce enough iPhone X units on time to satisfy demand, seem to have been exaggerated, and Apple's record quarterly forecasts might turn out to be pretty credible.