Consumers looking to pre–order the iPhone X direct from Apple are facing a wait of up to six weeks to take delivery of the top–end smartphone.
Apple’s website states that both 64GB and 256GB models, in silver and space grey, are subject to a delivery schedule of between five and six weeks.
It appears that only those who ordered within the first few minutes of pre–orders going live on 27th October will receive their iPhone X on launch day, 3rd November. It was reported last week that Apple sold out of its initial allocation of handsets in just ten minutes.
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It means that anyone who has not pre–ordered but wants an iPhone X from Friday will have to queue outside an Apple store. The California company has already warned tech fans to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Separately, analysts say that supply of the iPhone X is steadily improving. Ming Chi Kuo, who regularly pronounces on all things Apple, says that it has fixed issues with the TrueDepth camera, which powers the Face ID function on the device.
All major networks are offering the iPhone X on pre–order, meaning users can potentially score the handset early by buying it on contract.