You might have to wait until February or March to get your iPhone X

If you're thinking that by November you'll be sporting the Apple iPhone X, you best think again. From time to time we have been telling you about possible production delays involving the tenth anniversary iPhone. One problem involves companies that are supplying Apple with parts for the 3D sensing technology required to make Face ID work. The latter is the feature that uses the phone owner's face to unlock the handset and to verify his/her identity to make a mobile payment.

While the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 8 Plus and Apple iPhone X were all unveiled on September 12th, the first two models were released on September 22nd. Because production of the iPhone X is proceeding at a snail's pace, that model won't be launched until November 3rd. But the iPhone X (pronounced 'Ten') is expected to see heavy demand in the face of extremely limited supplies.

So if you're lucky enough to pre-order an iPhone X when reservations start on October 27th, just when will you actually receive the device? According to former Apple analyst Gene Munster, who now works for Loup Ventures in Minneapolis, the iPhone X won't be in stores until January at the earliest. Jan Dawson, an analyst with Jackdaw Research, is expecting a longer delay. Dawson is calling for the iPhone X to be available in stores no earlier than the first quarter of 2018. That means that Dawson wouldn't be surprised to see the new iPhone X remain unavailable until March of 2018 comes around.

Besides issues with the parts needed for 3D scanning, the OLED panels have also been hard to come by for Apple. These panels need to be made a certain way, and must be able to handle the infamous "notch" at the top of the display where sensors and cameras are housed.

As we pointed out about a week ago, delays involving the iPhone X will ironically end up benefiting the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Eventually, many potential iPhone X buyers will get frustrated by increasing delays before giving in and purchasing the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.

source: USAToday

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57 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 4201; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I'm waiting indefinitely because I'm not getting a phone with as poor of a design as this unibrowed hot mess.

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2188; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple was better off releasing iPhone X and iPhone X Plus. I may wait for the X Plus next year.

4. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

ios is all the same.... right down to the logo it comes with...

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2188; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

It definitely is...but its iOS as no other company sports iOS. Thus to me it makes it unique. A hundred versions of Android becomes all the same...

56. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's interesting logic - many different versions are all the same.

24. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Waiting six months for this phone, it may as well be next years model.

45. Avieshek unregistered

Next year's *outdated model.

44. Avieshek unregistered

Better buy next year.

14. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Top notch price and wait time for a top notch phone.

17. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

You mean literally a top notch phone lol.

26. foreverNOOB

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Yeah!! notch on the top.

36. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nice pun!

53. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Top notch wait too.

16. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

This probably wasn’t the article for you then, the Samsung ones would probably make more sense.

55. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Might as well get a s9

3. Tipus

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

LOL :)))))

5. samgsam

Posts: 148; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

This time apple took the risk but it didn't work well. With that much delay, people are going to consider other options. Only sheeples will wait for so long to get their hands on the iPhone X

23. jjface

Posts: 238; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

Lots of people will probably want to buy it to try to take advantage of the low supply and make a profit.

41. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

The sheeples will have to wait long time in front of that Apple store lol and they don't mind it.

6. pecapello

Posts: 106; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Until then Samsung will be launching the Galaxy S9 and I bet they already have this in mind... good thing for us costumers that will be gifted with an awesome piece of tech.

7. scarface21173

Posts: 689; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Trying to drum up hype, not enough to go around. Get your order in now. Read the same bull every year.

8. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

This is definitely going to hurt Apple initially. It also might hurt Samsung's profits from the Galaxy S9.

38. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

How the heck would it hurt Samsung's profits from the Galaxy S9?

49. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

The S9 will probably be announced in March, then released in April. If the iPhone X starts becoming available in early March, people will just get the iPhone X instead of waiting for the S9. Again: both will be great phones, but if you're in a certain ecosystem, then stick with it.

50. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

So you're saying that those who were waiting for the S9 would instead get the iPhone X when it becomes available in April? Yeah, you mean those who weren't getting the S9 in the first place.

51. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I should have said "...iPhone X instead of purchasing the S9." my bad. There's consumers like us who make very precise decisions on purchasing a smart phone, but there's also consumers who will buy anything Apple, or anything shiny and new.

9. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

All aboard the annual "if you don't preorder yesterday you'll never get one" hype train, everybody! Didn't work for the iPhone 8, but this time we hope for more commitment from the sheep.

10. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

you have to wait until spring for that phone?? Who would wait that long for a phone that could be outdated by then lol

19. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

It already is outdated, doesn't have an FPS!

54. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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