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Apple iPhone X Delivery Delays Shed Light On Tight Supply

28 October 2017

iPhone X pre-orders kicked off fast and furious from Apple, but as for our wireless carriers, it was yet another rocky start for some.

Initial preorders for the iPhone X have sold out, forcing many Apple fans to wait weeks for the new 10th anniversary iPhone - or form long lines at stores next week.

The iPhone X is available for preorder from Apple and its retail partners in more than 55 countries and territories. Pacific Time and 3:01 a.m. ET for those Apple devotees who wanted to be some of the first to get their hands on the phone that Apple's CEO Tim Cook called the "biggest leap forward since the original iPhone" at its September 12 launch event. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the iPhone X is created to be a ground-breaking device that will "set the path of technology for the next decade".

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The screen fix cost on the iPhone X is $279, while "other damage" will cost $549 to fix.

Using a specially-built camera on the front of the device the iPhone effectively creates a highly-complex 3D map of your face and then uses that to unlock the phone and authenticate Apple Pay. You can try calling your local Apple store or retailer, but checking from your computer will save you time. Buyers can also avail either a cashback of Rs 15,000 if they purchase the smartphone with Apple Earpods or a cashback of Rs 22,000, if they buy the iPhone X with an Apple watch. However, the company might only ship half the amount of devices compared to the target units they planned to ship. The 5.8in iPhone X will cost £999 (64GB) and £1149 (256GB). Many analysts have predicted the 11th-generation iPhones will spur a "supercycle" of upgrade activity among iPhone users who have stretched the life of their current devices, waiting for a phone worthy of an upgrade. Even if you don't have Apple Care+, getting your battery repaired or replaced through Apple will still be a fraction of the price of a new iPhone. Apple ditched its Touch ID home button and instead added its new Face ID facial recognition in the device.

While iPhone X has all the bells and whistles that one would expect from a flagship phone, only time will tell if Apple will be able to beat its previous sales with its latest release.

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Apple has faced several production snags with the iPhone X involving new components, which have pushed back full production for the handset.

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For those who don't want to wait, Apple's new iPhone 8 will be available next week.

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Apple iPhone X Delivery Delays Shed Light On Tight Supply