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iPhone X pre-orders began shipping to customers earlier this week, and with just hours remaining until the device launches around the world, most orders have now been updated with a "shipped" status on Apple's website.

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MacRumors readers continue to report improved delivery estimates, with some customers who were previously quoted a November 17-24 window now expected to receive their iPhone X around November 8. Many of these customers, but not all, are enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program and ordered a silver model.

iPhone X pre-orders destined for the United States are passing through UPS and FedEx hubs in Anchorage, Alaska, as usual, with UPS shipments headed to its Worldport facility in Louisville, Kentucky. From there, the iPhone X orders will begin to make their way to customers around the country.

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The truest of Apple aficionados can take the UPS tracking number they receive, once their iPhone X has been shipped, and match their device's departure scan with UPS flights on FlightAware. The page hasn't been updated since the iPhone 7 launch, but the flight information appears to remain accurate.

The calendar is already turning to Friday in Australia and New Zealand, two countries where the iPhone X will launch first. Long lines are forming at Apple Stores across the Asia-Pacific region, including the Orchard Road location in Singapore.

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"Line" at Apple Orchard Road in Singapore via Instagram user kytetsu

Channel NewsAsia shared a video on its Facebook page of Apple trying to get customers to form a single queue at the Orchard Road store.

If you didn't pre-order and plan on lining up for a chance to purchase the iPhone X tomorrow, our iPhone Launch Meetups section in the MacRumors discussion forums is a useful resource. The vast majority of Apple Stores will open at 8:00 a.m. local time on Friday, and supplies wil likely be very limited.

Article Link: iPhone X Orders Now Widely Shipping to Customers as Delivery Dates Continue to Improve
 
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ajcadoo

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This is actually pretty impressive. The news prior to release was all about how supply would be constrained well into 2018, but it seems like the opposite. It felt like the 7 release had worse supply than the X. Sign of poor sales?
 
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TimUSCA

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Mine was scheduled for November 17-24, and this morning I woke up to an email that said it had shipped for delivery on the 8th! Then I checked UPS tracking, and it'll actually be here Monday the 6th.

Well done, Apple. I much prefer "under promise, over deliver" instead of "over promise, under deliver".

For reference, mine is a 64gb silver AT&T model, ordered on the iPhone Upgrade Plan.
 

iPhenom

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This is actually pretty impressive. The news prior to release was all about how supply would be constrained well into 2018, but it seems like the opposite. It felt like the 7 release had worse supply than the X. Sign of poor sales?

Not because poor sales. It has already been reported that it is outselling the 6 which at this time was the fastest.
 

canyonblue737

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Point of reference... I'm a Verizon user:

1. They opened orders 7 minutes early.
2. The website worked great, no slow downs.
3. I had 2 X's ordered 6 minutes before orders were supposed to start.
4. They SHIPPED the orders 5 DAYS ago and they have been being held in the major city nearest me for Friday ever since Tuesday.

Clearly a good number of X's were in the hands of providers in the US almost a week ago and were physically shipped, they all aren't on planes from China this instant. Either there have been less orders than expected (doubtful) or Apple actually has far less of a manufacturing problem than the rumors suggested.
 

nycSAN

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Mine was scheduled for November 17-24, and this morning I woke up to an email that said it had shipped for delivery on the 8th! Then I checked UPS tracking, and it'll actually be here Monday the 6th.

Well done, Apple. I much prefer "under promise, over deliver" instead of "over promise, under deliver".

For reference, mine is a 64gb silver AT&T model, ordered on the iPhone Upgrade Plan.

Same here! Originally 17-24, then 16-24, now Monday! :) IUP 256GB Silver T-Mobile.
 
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mwjdavies

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Had my dispatch confirmation for tomorrow with UK Mail :eek:
Apple watch was with DPD & was superb service. Hopefully UK Mail don't let me down like they have before :mad:
 

ccrunner_tj

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Mine was scheduled for November 17-24, and this morning I woke up to an email that said it had shipped for delivery on the 8th! Then I checked UPS tracking, and it'll actually be here Monday the 6th.

Well done, Apple. I much prefer "under promise, over deliver" instead of "over promise, under deliver".

For reference, mine is a 64gb silver AT&T model, ordered on the iPhone Upgrade Plan.


Exact same for me. Was very excited to see the news! Was Apple's estimate the 8th just to be safe? Seems like UPS would have the more reliable estimate.
 

DevNull0

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This is actually pretty impressive. The news prior to release was all about how supply would be constrained well into 2018, but it seems like the opposite. It felt like the 7 release had worse supply than the X. Sign of poor sales?

I suspect it's more a matter of scalpers buying up huge numbers of phones on pre-order day expecting the supply to be constrained well into 2018. Then when the delays never passed 5-6 weeks they started cancelling orders.
 

ck2875

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Received the official Apple shipment confirmation for dispatch tomorrow. Which was nice after seeing people in the forums getting their orders delayed from Apple despite having dispatch date originally set for tomorrow (due to issues with AT&T saying not to release the shipment).
 

til1p

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Mine was scheduled for November 17-24, and this morning I woke up to an email that said it had shipped for delivery on the 8th! Then I checked UPS tracking, and it'll actually be here Monday the 6th.

Well done, Apple. I much prefer "under promise, over deliver" instead of "over promise, under deliver".

For reference, mine is a 64gb silver AT&T model, ordered on the iPhone Upgrade Plan.


Same here; except my model is the 1228 Silver on Verizon.
 

TimUSCA

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Same here! Originally 17-24, then 16-24, now Monday! :) IUP 256GB Silver T-Mobile.
Yeah, mine turned to Nov 16th-24th a day or two before actually shipping.
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Exact same for me. Was very excited to see the news! Was Apple's estimate the 8th just to be safe? Seems like UPS would have the more reliable estimate.
That's probably what their software tells them, but yeah, it's to be safe. That's why it's an "estimated" date. Any good company that cares about customer service will under promise and over deliver when possible. Positive experiences start with exceeding expectations.
 

melendezest

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I will never understand people that do this camping-out-to-get-a-smartphone thing.

The ONLY time I'd do this is for food or shelter, and only if the situation ever become that dire.

EDIT: I would've in my youth for my favorite rock band (I will forever regret not going to a Soundgarden concert this year when they came to town). ;)
 
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Iconoclysm

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Mine was scheduled for November 17-24, and this morning I woke up to an email that said it had shipped for delivery on the 8th! Then I checked UPS tracking, and it'll actually be here Monday the 6th.

Well done, Apple. I much prefer "under promise, over deliver" instead of "over promise, under deliver".

For reference, mine is a 64gb silver AT&T model, ordered on the iPhone Upgrade Plan.

Same here, updated to the 8th as well from the 17th-24th. 256GB Space Gray.
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Yeah, mine turned to Nov 16th-24th a day or two before actually shipping.
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That's probably what their software tells them, but yeah, it's to be safe. That's why it's an "estimated" date. Any good company that cares about customer service will under promise and over deliver when possible. Positive experiences start with exceeding expectations.

I've repeated it many times - the guy who came up with the under promise/over deliver concept many years ago has learned that it's not the best way to set customer expectations.

See, after a couple of years of this, we always expect to get the phone much earlier than Apple says. The one year they don't, someone will be disappointed. Promising and delivering on that promise prevents repeat customers from expecting more than they are promised. It also prevents customers from going with another provider because they are promising something more, under promising opens you up to lost customers.
 
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Stefanojo

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My delivery date was originally 11/17-11/24. Noticed last night that my credit card was charged tax for the phone. Checked Apple’s website and saw that my order was “preparing for shipment“. Checked again this morning and it has SHIPPED!!! Scheduled for delivery Monday 11/6. Whoot!!! IUP 256gb AT&T space gray.
 
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