Friday, 24 November, 2017

IPhone X, Apple's most expensive device sold out in minutes

Rogers iPhone X Pre-Orders Try to Launch But Website Goes Down iPhone X Sold Out in Minutes as Pre-Booking Begun on Friday
Delores Daniels | 28 October, 2017, 01:09

If you don't want to try your luck pre-ordering the iPhone X from Apple then we've listed the best alternatives here.

If you woke up early Friday morning and pre-ordered an iPhone X, your eyes may have popped a little bit at the final price tag. However, the company might only ship half the amount of devices compared to the target units they planned to ship.

Within 30 minutes of Apple taking preorders for the iPhone X, promised delivery dates slipped from the November 3 launch date until early December. The company used to release first-weekend pre-order numbers for the iPhone, but stopped doing so two years ago. The iPhone X lacks Touch ID and replaces it with Apple's new Face ID facial recognition system. But, anyone who didn't order quickly may be on the tail end of a decent wait for the iPhone X supply to meet the demand, unless they turn to eBay.

While the phone was only available for a few weeks, it's a much smaller share than the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 had achieved in the same timeframe, when it accounted for 43 percent of sales.

The pre-orders began on Friday via e-commerce sites (Flipkart and amazon in India) as well as authorized Apple resellers.

Apple Inc (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. The site/app will show you what's available for in-store pickup.

You can get 360-degreee protection with any of the Presidio cases by adding the company's ShieldView Glass Pro, a sapphire-treated tempered glass screen protector for iPhone X that pairs with any of the cases. The silver model from AT&T, for instance, wouldn't ship for two to three weeks after the launch date. However, the extra $199 upfront may save you from spending much more money down the line if you tend to be clumsy with your smartphone.

"[The iPhone X is] what all phones will be in the future".

Andrew T. Gray on Twitter bought a 64GB iPhone X on the iPhone Upgrade Program. If you decide to go that route, you'll want to check the carrier/retailer website, call your local store, or head into a physical retail location to ask about iPhone X stock.

Just be prepared to pay a premium.

Apple's initial iOS 11.0 update delivered several patches for potential exploits. You can keep an eye on updated shipping dates here. Elcomsoft recently discovered a change to the way iOS deals with trusted devices. If you're an existing customer, you'll need to sign in to see available stock. But it makes no difference as far as usage time is concerned between both devices (with the exception the iPhone 6s Plus will get you 25% more audio playback time, on average).

You can purchase AppleCare+ alongside your phone or up to 60 days after the purchase. But the other models are also selling out quick, so your best bet to find one on launch day is the Apple Store. This is particularly important for those of you running older versions of iOS.

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