The iPhone X pre-orders began on 10/27/2017 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time and sold out in just a few minutes. Orders placed now are estimated to be shipped in five to six weeks, which will boost deliveries in early December.
While shipping estimates are not a reliable indicator of sales of the iPhone X. Apple has anticipated, issuing a statement, which indicates that customer demand is “out of series.”
The excessive demand for the iPhone X
“We are pleased to get orders for the iPhone X, the future of the smartphone. We can see from this first response, that the demand of the customers is outside of the graphics. We are presently working ambitiously to put this new, revolutionary product in the hands of each client who wishes it, as quickly as possible. We will continue to take orders online, and the iPhone X will be available at Apple stores on Friday, November 3 from 8 a.m. As well as through our trading partners, and retailers around the world.” said Apple’s chief.
The shipping estimates for the new smartphone indicate that 5-6 weeks in less than 12 hours on pre-orders. Apple says there will be a supply for customers on November 3. But it’s better to get ready early!
The comparison with the launch of the iPhone 6, does not tell us much. Once again, we do not know how much inventory was available on each launch day.
Shipments of the iPhone X
Gene Munster, a veteran Apple analyst turned into a venture capitalist at Loup Ventures said:
“Which considers that the current estimated shipping of Apple, is between five and six weeks. A sign that the demand for the iPhone X is more favorable than the expectations of investors. “
Munster created a chart that shows exactly when the iPhone X’s shipping estimates changed during the early morning hours.
Recall that before the pre-orders of the iPhone X, several reports suggested that Apple manufacturers were struggling to assemble the TrueDepth camera. And the 3D facial recognition system, which drives Face ID.
It is for this reason, is that several industry observers said that the availability of the iPhone X. It would be extremely scarce until next year. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that there would be barely two or three million units available at launch.
Apple stopped publishing the first-weekend sales figures for the new iPhone models. Since the demand generally exceeds the supply, for what the company considers that it is not a representative metric, for investors or customers.
It should be noted, that customers who missed the anticipated orders, or who face a prolonged shipping estimate. You can try your luck at Apple stores on November 3.