iPhone X delivery dates slip minutes after preorders begin

Did you get yours?

We did! Each with a November 3rd delivery date, one week away, iPhone X’s official launch day. But, those delivery dates didn’t last for long – just a few minutes!

Apple’s iPhone X became available today at 12:01 am PDT / 3:01 am EDT. The iPhone X is available in Silver and Space Gray finishes in 64GB or 256GB storage capacities. The 64GB versions are priced at $999 and the 256GB models are $1,149.

During the preorder process, Apple performed carrier checks for our unlocked iPhone X models (Verizon). This process took a few extra precious seconds, but went off without a hitch and thankfully did not delay delivery on our orders.

Within minutes, by 12:10 am PDT, iPhone X delivery dates for both colors (Silver and Space Gray) and both capacities (64GB and 256GB) slipped to “1-2 weeks.”

By 12:17 am PDT, all delivery dates for iPhone X units slipped to “2-3 weeks.”

Update: By 12:28 am PDT, all delivery dates for iPhone X units slipped to “4-5 weeks.”

Update: By 1:44 am PDT all delivery dates for iPhone X units slipped to “5-6 weeks.”

Apple's revolutionary iPhone X
Apple’s revolutionary iPhone X

 
Those customers who haven’t preordered can still brave Apple Stores, third-party retailers (Best Buy, Target, et.), and carrier stores in order to try to get their iPhone X on November 3rd.

An early iPhone X preorder with Day One delivery (November 3) email message from Apple Inc.
An early iPhone X preorder with Day One delivery (November 3) email message from Apple Inc.

83 Comments

  1. The App Store only started working at 12:05AM PST (or 4:05AM my time). Regardless, I managed to get it (Silver 64GB) for Nov 3rd and a case for Nov 2nd. I was charged right away for the case and about 20-25 minutes after I ordered for the phone. I used a VISA Debit and I had to call my bank to get an increase in my allowable Online Spend Limit. Of course, I woke up 20 minutes before the preorder and only checked to make sure the numbers were still updated and above the usual $1,000 limit like 8 minutes before and sure enough, the limit reverted back to $1,000. Luckily I had my bank on speed dial and quick access to my debit card AND the guy on the other end was super quick. Managed to get off the phone by 11:59 PST. So I was sure I was going to be on the phone much longer… needless to say, I was almost sweating bullets! My first online preorder for an iPhone and what an experience!

  2. Still don’t have e-mail order confirmation as of 12:40am. When I look at the Apple Store app under Orders it says I don’t have any but I know for a fact I went through the whole process with a delivery date and everything. Maybe Apple monthly payment plan reports differently than straight sales? Find out later today I guess.

  3. 11/3 64g silver on Verizon, watched the Macworld twitter feed, which was useful to hear which carrier sites were up, TMo was taking orders 3 mins before the start time of 12:01. Verizon seemed to be the next one to open after mid nite. Since the Apple Store app was taking too long, I ordered directly thru Verizon.

  4. I made a basic assumption:

    -Who waits until 12:01a.m. for an iPhone? Geeks, fans, people like me….
    -Are they woman or man? Mostly man
    -Are they going for black or white? Black
    -64GB will be the more popular choice because it’s a bit cheaper.
    -What should I put as favourite in my Apple Store App? White 256GB, followed by White 64GB, followed by Black 256GB.

    And the result is: White 256GB for a delivery on Nov 3rd!

    I might have made the wrong assumptions on all fronts, but I will believe it’s right because it worked!

  5. Got mine for Nov.3 and picking up at local Apple Store. I was on an iPad Pro, iPhone and a PC ( I’m at work). Got in on iPad using Safari.and paid with Apple Pay.

  6. Usually the ap on the iPhone or iPad gets you in quicker. Not this time. I was trying iPhone, iPad via the ap and computer via safari. Got in first with Safari on the Mac even though it took until 12:12

  7. The comments today are a reflection of what is exciting about Apple, and I always enjoy them the most of any MDN posts because they are filled with joy and anticipation. I see messages from delighted children. Apple is Christmas.

    The rest of the time I enjoy MDN for the recriminations. They soothe like a salt bath and a pounding massage. They assure me that I am among fellow sceptics, annoyed crustaceans craving weak flesh to clamp our pincers onto.

    It seems to me that Apple has acquired the persona of someone who is either embraced or loathed, like the L.A. Dodgers or the Damn Yankees.

    In all these cases the intricacies of the love/hate relationship are laid bare, and the resulting yelling match a spectacle to enthrall everyone,

    1. “The comments today are a reflection of what is exciting about Apple, and I always enjoy them the most of any MDN posts because they are filled with joy and anticipation. I see messages from delighted children. Apple is Christmas.”

      Beautifully said … 🎄

  8. It’s been almost two hours from placing the iPhone order and getting a reservation number because the Verizon servers were having issues. There still has been no email to complete the order. I called Verizon and the rep said he had never heard of anything like a reservation designation. He said the ship dates were getting pushed into December 6th. I asked if I had an earlier ship date because I placed “the reservation” as soon as the store came on line. He reiterated he had no idea what a reservation was.

    So, as the shipping times slip further and further away I sit here fumbling my mumbly.

    1. I received the same reservation notice when I ordered my iPhone at 0212 central time zone, saying I had a reservation number and that Apple couldn’t contact att servers to confirm my upgrade, but I would get an email telling me how to complete my order.
      Still haven’t received the email but looked on Apple website and showed same reservation information.

      Still Waiting…

      1. I finally received the email and finished the order. Delivery time is 2-3 weeks. Thankfully, this delivery time is less than the delivery time Verizon was quoting me two hours ago (delivery on Dec 6), so it appears the reservation is a somewhat of a delivery placeholder. This means customers placing orders after customers receiving reservations would get later delivery dates.

        So, this was not a smooth process. Apple needs to clarify exactly what a reservation is and exaplain that the reservation is a placeholder in the delivery que. They also need to communicate with the carriers better and inform them what a reservation means.

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