The increased demand of iPhone X resulted in consumption of its first stock in just an hour. Preorders for Apple’s newest phone began at midnight yesterday. Within the first 10 minutes, few models of the device were still available online for a Nov. 3 shipping date, the day the device will be available at stores. Within about half an hour, all models from all US carriers had ship times of four to five weeks.
Despite the cost, Apple obsessives are keen to snap up the iPhone X. Some users even successfully pre-ordered by logging into multiple devices.
During this period, Apple’s store app appeared to be down for users for about 10 minutes. Earlier, Apple’s website hadn’t loaded quickly, and only people accessing its iPhone and iPad app were able to preorder devices when sales began.
The iPhone X will be in short supply through the end of 2017 due to the complex nature of manufacturing components in the new phone, such as the 3D True Depth camera. In many ways, the iPhone X packs more innovative features than average new iPhone 8. Apple usually adds cutting-edge components when its suppliers can produce tens of millions of them. But multiple parts of the iPhone X are generating supply chain issues.
The iPhone X marks the first major redesign the phone has seen in years. Apple ditched its Touch ID home button and instead added its new Face ID facial recognition in the device. It also integrated a new OLED screen that stretches across the front of the display.
iPhone X will also be available for sale in Pakistan in a couple of months. The expected price of Apple iPhone X in Pakistan is around Rs. 120,000.