Apple Now Offering Next-Day iPhone X Delivery in United States and United Kingdom

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    iPhone X shipping estimates continue to improve, with the flagship smartphone now available with free next-day delivery from Apple's online store if ordered by 3:00 p.m. local time today in the United States.

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    Apple quotes delivery by tomorrow for all iPhone X models except the silver SIM-free version with 64GB of storage, which is estimated for delivery within 2-4 days. This means every iPhone X is still a last-minute gift option.

    Apple is also offering next-day delivery of all iPhone X models on its online store in the United Kingdom, and in some other countries, shipping estimates are short enough that delivery before Christmas may still be possible.

    With next-day delivery now available, it would appear that Apple has achieved supply-demand balance of the iPhone X, at least for now.

    Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said improved iPhone X shipping estimates are the result of better-than-expected production, rather than weak demand. He originally predicted the iPhone X would likely remain in short supply until 2018.

    Just hours after iPhone X pre-orders began in late October, Apple issued a statement to MacRumors indicating that customer demand was "off the charts."

    We'll have to wait until Apple releases its next quarterly earnings results to analyze just how well the iPhone X has sold, but Apple's revenue guidance of $84-$87 billion suggests the smartphone's sales will be very strong.

    iPhone X shipping estimates were initially pushed back to 5-6 weeks, but gradually shortened to just a few days by last week.

    Apple always offers free next-day delivery of in-stock iPhone models, and it has extended the deal to all in-stock items ordered from its online store by 3 p.m. local time on Friday, December 22 in the United States.

    Less-expensive gift ideas for an Apple fan available by Christmas include the Apple TV 4K, BeatsX, an official Apple-branded iPhone case, Apple Watch bands, or simply a physical or emailed Apple Store or Apple Music gift card.

    Article Link: Apple Now Offering Next-Day iPhone X Delivery in United States and United Kingdom
     
  2. PastaPrimav macrumors 6502

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    This they can do, but don't ask them for AirPods this close to a holiday.
     
  3. iMi macrumors 65816

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    I don't think we're getting the complete story. What happened to "inventory will be constrained well into 2018" hype?
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    Agreed. I was looking forward to it.
     
  4. BMcCoy macrumors 68000

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    Just in time for Christmas ordering.. what a staggering coincidence... ;)
     
  5. Mansu944 macrumors 6502

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    See. nobody wants this hunk of crap. (sarcasm)
     
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  7. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

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    All the low demand haters will be eating crow. Apple has successfully ramped production at the most critical time. The best ability is availability.

    Apple will be criticized either way. Haters will say low demand if it's available and poor execution if it's constrained.

    Apple guided $87B for a reason. They knew they could ramp production and did. Remember, they are BETTER at production than they were with the supply constrained iPhone 6.
     
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  9. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

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    Only about another month to wait.

    Alas, we'll never know iPhone X sales directly, but we can infer from ASP.
     
  10. asdavis10 macrumors 6502

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    Apple has some serious supply/demand explaining to do at the next earnings call. Can't wait. As for Ming-Chi, he covers the spread with his "analysis".
     
  11. polterbyte macrumors 6502

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    Nobody wants them! Apple's delivering the iPhone X too fast! Mountains of stock to be dumped from helicopters in the California fires! Doom! Gloom! Aaaaaaaaahhhhhh!
     
  12. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

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    That was conjecture by clueless analysts who turned out to be wrong (as usual when doubting Apple).

    NO ONE "knew" that the supply chain was constrained. Apple certainly thought they could ramp and it appears they have.
     
  13. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Got my X yesterday. Without doubt the best iPhone I've ever used. It's so intuitive - I simply can't imagine going back to the home button or Touch ID. The technology melts into the background and I've mostly forgotten about Face ID as it does it automatically and there's no deliberate "action" to unlock it. I now can't see myself using an iPhone any other way.

    I haven't had such a smooth user experience since I bought my very first iPhone (iPhone 4). That was so ahead of everything else on the market at the time and I feel much the same here. Wonderful job.
     
  14. BootsWalking macrumors 6502a

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    They'll have to pry the iPhone 7 from my cold, dead hands. :p Got it for a net price of $200 during last year's awesome promo (free iPhone 6 -> 7 trade-up deal, plus a $75 Costco gift card back which covered the taxes. Got a cheap iPhone 6 off eBay for $200 to use as the trade-in).
     
  15. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

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    Come back and say that in January.
     
  16. kafka27 macrumors member

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    Jepp.. low demand.. game over.
     
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    Apple has NOTHING to explain. Their record setting numbers will do all the talking.
     
  18. movielad macrumors member

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    I was a naysayer to the X at first. Didn't think I'd want Face ID, nor having to adjust to the gestures. But having bought X online and picked up same day last week, I've got to say that I am over the moon with the thing (previously I had the iPhone 8 Plus). I like the size, weight and overall appearance, and Face ID has been super quick. It makes using apps that previously had Touch ID that much more convenient. Apple Pay has been a little problematic with it, but I'm getting used to it now. Adjusting to the gestures has been fine too - in fact, better because it aligns (in a couple of ways) to the Apple Watch and iPad gestures.

    Am I worried about OLED screen burn in? Yes. But not that much, since the screen isn't on for that long on any one image or text for it to be a true concern as yet. I'm not sure how I'd feel if the iPad got OLED screens, however, especially if reading a lot of iBooks on it. But I guess we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Maybe it'll be fine. But the display is decent - even if the colour shifts looking at it indirectly. Not bothered by that at all.

    So, to summarise: the things that I thought would bother me do not. At all. There is some adjustment, but it's not a big deal. This is definitely the best foot forward from Apple, and I look forward to seeing what they do next - although it'd be nice if it were just a little bit cheaper.
     
  19. Dominicanyor macrumors 65816

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    I wonder if many people are still interested in the iPhone x. The 8 plus works great for me. I'll wait until next year for the x plus.
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    YUP!!
     
  20. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended

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    Wat? At first he said that they'd be completely out of stock with months of waiting well into the new year. Then he changed his tune. It's simple to be accurate in your mind if all you have to do it continuously adjust your predictions as the market changes. No need to be accurate if you can just change your call. It'll be hot next week unless it's not then my prediction is that it won't be.
     
  21. 78Bandit macrumors 6502a

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    I'm anxiously anticipating the 2nd quarter estimates. That will tell the tale as to how the iPhone X is expected to do in the long-term. No doubt there was considerable built up demand for a new device to replace the outdated design that originated with the iPhone 6 in 2014. That initial demand appears to have been met. Now we get to see how well Apple thinks a $1,000+ phone will sell in the normal course of business.

    Q2 of FY 2015 was the highest second quarter revenue ever at $58 billion. We'll see how much Apple expects to beat that at their next earnings call.
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    The clueless analyst who predicted supply constraints is the same one who is now saying increased production is the reason for dropping ship times. He is no more likely to be less clueless now. I have no more confidence in the second explanation than I do of the first. He is saying what the market wants to hear and what will get his name into the headlines.

    No one knew the supply chain was constrained just like no one knows production is exceeding expectations. It's all a guess until we see hard numbers.
     
  22. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Yep. X supply is almost perfectly matching where the iPhone 7+ was at this stage of it's release. You know that phone that had contracted availability for the first 6 weeks of release then was widely available and rung up the best quarters (notice the plural form of "quarter" for apple. Hype is over and now the massive sales volume can commence just like the 7+ when it was finally widely available.

    See ya next month about this time when Apple announces Q1 sales revenue and Q2 guidance.
     
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    That seems to mimic most people's experience from what I have seen. The people who really criticize the phone are the people who do not own it or have not used it.
     
  24. blairh macrumors 68040

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    I regret my X purchase. Simply because I don't think it's worth the price.
     
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