iPhone X Preorders Won’t Ship Until December, Out-Of-Warranty Repairs Cost As Much As $549
At 3 a.m. EST on Friday morning, Apple finally allowed customers to preorder their exciting new iPhone X online. However, if you were hoping to have the 10th anniversary iPhone ship to you on the actual release date, Nov. 3, you will be severely disappointed. If you’re reading this it’s too late, the iPhone X sold out online in minutes. Now if you order an iPhone X online the delivery date isn’t expected for five to six weeks, meaning you won’t receive the handset until mid-December. That’s a wait twice as long as most new models that debuted last year. If you don’t want your iPhone X to arrive on Christmas, you could attempt to brave the crazy crowds and lines that will surely gather outside of Apple stores when the phone actually releases on Nov. 3.
A new report suggests that the shortage of phones were because delays due to “problematic parts related to face recognition.” Apple initially planned to have 40 million iPhone X units for the launch of their brand new flagship handset, but only ship 20 million units are said to be available by the end of this year. Apple is reportedly manufacturing 10 million iPhone X units per month.