iPhone X will be available to walk-in customers on launch day

iPhone X will hit the Apple Store on launch day.
Photo: Apple

Apple has promised that iPhone X will be available to walk-in
customers on launch day.

The company encourages fans to
“arrive early” to bag their new smartphone. Recent reports have
warned that the device will be in severely short supply
throughout the rest of 2017.

As if we needed reminding, Apple
published a press release this morning that confirms
iPhone X will be available to pre-order on Friday, October 27
at 12:01 a.m. PDT. You can place your order via the
Apple Store app for iOS, or on apple.com.

iPhone X
will be available in-store

You will
also be able to purchase iPhone X from Apple Stores beginning
Friday, November 3 at 8 a.m. local time. “Stores will have
iPhone X available for walk-in customers, who are encouraged
to arrive early,” Apple says.

If you’re
buying your handset through the iPhone Upgrade Program, be
sure to
get pre-approval for your loan to speed up the buying

iPhone X won’t be easy to obtain

Apple obviously doesn’t tell us how many
iPhone X units will be available at launch. Reliable KGI
Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently warned the figure

will be between 2 and 3 million. A more recent report
claims Apple
will produce just 20 million units this year.

going to make the company’s hottest smartphone to date
incredibly difficult to obtain early on. There simply won’t
be enough units to go around initially, which means a lengthy
wait for those who don’t pre-order early or get lucky at an
Apple Store.

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