iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to 2 to 3 Weeks in Europe, US Could Be Next [Updated]

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Shipping estimates for the iPhone X have improved to 2 to 3 weeks across Europe, suggesting Apple's efforts to ramp up supply and production are starting to see some success. The 2 to 3 week shipping estimates are an improvement over the previous 3 to 4 week shipping estimates that have been available since early November.

    The new 2 to 3 week shipping estimates are available in all European countries where the device has launched, including the UK, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and more.


    iPhones ordered today in these countries will arrive well ahead of the holidays, in early December.

    Other countries in North America and Asia Pacific still list 3 to 4 week shipping estimates, but the last time shipping estimates improved, we saw better estimates in Europe that then expanded to the United States. We expect to see U.S. shipping estimates drop soon.

    In addition to improving shipping estimates from devices purchased from the online Apple Store, we've also been hearing continual reports from MacRumors readers who have seen their pre-ordered iPhone X models shipping out much sooner than expected. Many who originally had December shipping estimates have already received their devices or are expecting them in November.

    Apple retail stores are also receiving regular shipments and customers who check stock on Apple.com early and use stock-tracking tools like iStockNow have been able to make purchases with no wait time.

    Back in early November, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple was working to ramp up iPhone X production week by week, with the aim of getting the new smartphone out to customers "as soon as possible."

    Ahead of the iPhone X launch, rumors suggested the device would be heavily constrained and in short supply until well into 2018, but given the improvements we're already seeing, supply/demand balance could be reached earlier than originally expected.

    Update: Shipping estimates have now improved to two to three weeks in Asia Pacific as well, which includes countries like Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, and more.

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  2. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Nice, but I picked up an 8 Plus yesterday to replace my 6 Plus and I'm content.

    Now bring on the 6.5" X Plus next year please and I'll wait. :D
  3. nabeel24 macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2013
  4. joesegh macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2009
    New Jersey, USA
    Came here to say the exact same thing. I'm hopeful we'll get the option to order them before Thanksgiving.
  5. Mac4LifeCanes4e macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
    Still waiting on my X still shows it's in China.....:mad:
  6. manu chao macrumors 603

    Jul 30, 2003
    You can already order it from Canada (or most other countries it is available already in) SIM-free.
  7. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    I know. I don’t want to be stuck with gsm only iPhone X.

    We already got screwed along with our friends with option to try to switch to Verizon cause we stuck with gsm only iPhone 7 Plus intel modem. That’s cause I got it at launch sept 2016 full price and Apple released Qualcomm universal iPhone iPhone 7 3-4 weeks later.

    Pissed me off.

    If I’m paying full price. I want universal iPhone model. I understand if I’m doing installments to be stuck with gsm model. But full price purchase should be Qualcomm gsm/cdma iPhone X model
  8. jicon macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2004
    Victoria, BC
    Price outside of the US is criminal. Bump up the US prices another 30%, and I'm sure the wait times will decrease state side just as easily.
  9. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    Wow, this is unexpected. So much for the dire supply shortages and people reselling iPhone X's for $5000.
  10. sziehr macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2009
    So how many cancelled orders have pilled up to cause such improved shipping times.

    Required apple is doomed it is not stocked out for a decade

    Ming Chi will state lower estimates shipments and lower targets tomorrow.

    never the real answer Tim Cook threw money at the problem.
  11. madKIR macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2010
    Exactly my thoughts! No wonder it would drop there faster. It's just very very very expensive. Especially, the 256GB version.
  12. manu chao macrumors 603

    Jul 30, 2003
    There is always the question whether improved shipping times represent increasing supply or decreasing demand. But given shipping times seem to improve faster than actual time passes (eg, over a two-week span, it might have improved by three weeks) and given that shipping times for orders already made indicate that supply is improving and indeed is improving faster than Apple predicted.
  13. EvilEvil macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    New York City
  14. ramallite macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2004
    I ordered my iPhone X at 3:00 EDT the night it went on sale. It arrived Nov 3. However, I ordered the folio at 10 am the same day, and it's backordered for 2-3 weeks.

    What's interesting is that, if the web order numbers are in sequential order, the numerical difference between my 3am order and my 10am order that day was approximately 28 million. Even if only half of those were iPhone orders, that's a lot of phones.

    Again, assuming the web order numbers are assigned in numerical order.
  15. Natzoo macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Not sure where i am
    Still on the december 6-13 shipping date. Is the ATT model of the X like the 7+, because i dont want the GSM only sim. Its an unlocked phone, paying full price.
  16. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Yes but 150 million Canadians aren’t on cdma voice as backup (Verizon/sprint).

    Apple has sim free intel modem (GSM) for iPhone X in USA from launch date. But doesn’t offer Qualcomm cdma/gsm Verizon sim free Verizon yet.

    Apple offered cdma/gsm sim free version in USA of iPhone 8/Plus launch date.

    They are clearly doing att and their partners favors.
  17. zesta macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    I ordered mine from Verizon Business. It originally said delivery on 12/6, but I received it today. Nice that deliveries are exceeding expectations.
  18. bigchief macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2009
    When did you order? I ordered this morning with at&t and I have a december 6-13 shipping date.
  19. fumi2014, Nov 14, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017

    fumi2014 macrumors regular

    May 21, 2014
    Not surprised at all. The price is absolutely obscene in Europe. I wonder how many people in the UK are buying it?

    The average consumer/household is probably having trouble even paying mortgages, food, gas and electric bills etc. Simply not the same economic conditions compared to a few years ago.
  20. T Coma macrumors 6502

    T Coma

    Dec 3, 2015
    People's Republic of Chicago
    Did my part to help the Apple faithful and other beta testers here in NA. Every little bit helps!

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  21. TimeSquareDesi macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2013
    I'm totes New Yorkian
    I too was at this fork in the road and opted for the 10. The 8 plus and 10 are not so far off in price so i said why not, i'll throw in a little extra $ and go for the X. i also took this opportunity to join the upgrade program so I can upgrade to the ten plus next year ;)
  22. mafo macrumors newbie


    Feb 29, 2016
    Ordered my iPhone x the day after preorders went up. (AT&T servers were down for me on the first day). Originally had a mid December delivery, then it was updated to end of November delivery and just now my order page updated to “preparing for shipment.” I’m guessing I’ll get it this weekend.
  23. TimeSquareDesi macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2013
    I'm totes New Yorkian
    there is a market everywhere for this and people will pay it. it's a marker of social status not simply a phone anymore. when you are holding the ten and using it in your hands, it feels like a product from rolex.
  24. a.gomez macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2008
    Sure it did. The first wave are the same crazy people that went out and bought the nonsensical MacPro trash can. This will normalize pretty soon in the states also.

    Only thing that saves it here is that most people pay it in installment plans.
  25. madKIR macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2010
    Well, I have one and I love it. However, I'd not compare it to a Rolex product lol. It's a solid phone. Their best iPhone in years even, but c'mon, let's not fool ourselves here please. It's still a mass product with all the issues that one can have.

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