U.S. and Canada iPhone X Shipping Estimates Shrink, Apple Stores May Have More iPhone X Units Than Expected

Posted in Apple News, iPhone on 03/11/2017 by Chris Hauk


Things are looking up for iPhone X buyers. Shipping estimates for the iPhone X in the U.S. and Canada have shrunk to between 3 and 4 weeks. Similar improvements have been reported in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Meanwhile Apple Stores may have more iPhone X units available than expected to serve walk-in customers.

AppleInsider reports that the faster shipping times appear to apply to every color, carrier, and storage capacity combination available.

Earlier today, a number of people including multiple AppleInsider readers reported better delivery times for iPhones they’d already preordered, in some cases by a matter of weeks. That would seem to reflect comments by Apple CEO Tim Cook during today’s Q4 results call, noting that the company is increasing iPhone X production “week by week” and trying to ship “as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile, folks looking to score an iPhone X this morning may be pleasantly surprised. 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple Stores may have more stock of the new handset than expected for walk-in customers.

One of our own store contacts said that those in the queue at store opening looked set to get one, while an unconfirmed tip indicated that London stores have 500-1000 models each.

It had been expected that the new flagship device would be in extremely short supply on launch day, even more so than usual.


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

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