If you didn’t get up early this morning to pre-order your iPhone X, or you didn’t do it in the first minutes of availability, you’ll have an extended wait before holding one in your hot little hand.
Pre-orders of the new iPhone X are now sold out, with shipping estimates quickly falling to 5 to 6 weeks. All models from all four of the major carriers are showing shipping delays of at least 5 to 6 weeks in the U.S. Other countries are showing similar delays.
The heavily-constrained supply was expected, as rumors suggested initial supply would be tight, due to rumors ongoing production issues with multiple components, including the True Depth Camera module, display screens and more.
Apple began accepting pre-orders for their new flagship iPhone at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time this morning, Friday, October 27. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had predicted that Apple won’t reach a balance between supply and demand for the iPhone X until well into 2018.
There is still a slim chance that you can snag an iPhone X, but you’ll have to get an early start. Apple says a limited supply if the iPhone X will be available on launch day, Friday, November 3. Good luck with that. You might want to go get in line sometime soon. Like maybe yesterday?