iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to Under One Week in United States

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Shipping estimates for the iPhone X continue to improve, and in the United States, iPhone X models ordered today will arrive in just about a week.

    Apple's online store in the U.S. is currently listing a delivery date of December 8 for all new iPhone X orders, meaning iPhone X orders will need to ship out in just a matter of days to meet that estimate.


    The new under a week shipping estimates follow improved 1 to 2 week shipping estimates that were introduced on November 22.

    iPhone X shipping estimates have also improved in Canada and multiple countries in Europe, while estimates are beginning to improve in Asia Pacific countries. The Canadian online store lists a shipping estimate of five business days, for example, while European stores list delivery dates of December 11. In Australia, New Zealand, and other countries, shipping estimates range from several days to two weeks.

    Over the course of the last month, Apple has been significantly ramping up production in order to meet demand for the iPhone X, and as a result, we've seen shipping estimates that have improved drastically since the iPhone X first launched.

    Following the October 27 pre-orders for the iPhone X, shipping estimates were as high as 5 to 6 weeks, but Apple has been able to improve supply earlier than expected. Initial rumors suggested the iPhone X would be heavily constrained and in short supply until well into the new year, but given the improvements we're seeing, Apple will likely reach supply/demand balance in the near future.

    In addition to improving stock for online orders, Apple has also been shipping out iPhone X pre-orders more quickly than expected. Customers who initially had December order dates have been receiving their devices throughout November, and Apple retail stores have also been receiving regular shipments.

    Back at the beginning of November, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple was working to ramp up iPhone X production week by week to get the new smartphone out to customers "as soon as possible."

    According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the improved iPhone X shipping estimates are indeed due to better-than-expected improvements in production rather than a lack of demand for the new device.

    Article Link: iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to Under One Week in United States
  2. Sevanw Suspended


    Sep 13, 2014
    Now way! I would have never guessed. Lol
  3. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
  4. bob122989 macrumors member


    Sep 26, 2007
    Ordered November 18 from AT&T. Still in processing stage.
  5. kirk.vino macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2017
    All the scalpers stopped buying or whoever has been getting them in order to make a quick buck.
    Also, all those OCD users with “oh my god my screen is too yellow, I’m gonna buy 5 of them to choose the best one” are finally slowing down as well haha
  6. JohnApples macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2014
    Remember a month ago when people were saying, “I have a feeling no one will be getting their iPhone X until 2018...”?

    Good times!
  7. iPunish901 macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Memphis, TN
    wish my at&t order was one week away...
  8. WannaGoMac macrumors 68020


    Feb 11, 2007
    Very impressive or worrying. Wonder if its supply improving, demand declining, or both? Guess we'll find out with quarter results
  9. riverfreak macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2005
    Thonglor, Bangkok
    Awesome. Now they can turn supply chain retooling to the X+.
  10. John.B macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    Still waiting for the unlocked version...
  11. kirk.vino macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2017
    I think it’s the mix of both!
  12. DualShock macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    They're trying to ship out as many as possible before they are forced to stop due to that Qualcomm lawsuit. :D
  13. gank41 macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2008

    Same here.. I ordered the 256GB Space Grey model from AT&T on Nov 12, and it's showing an Estimated ship dates between December 11-18.
  14. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    The Verizon and Sprint models full price ARE Unlocked. Just don’t activate it with a carrier.
  15. citysnaps macrumors 601

    Oct 10, 2011
    San Francisco
    But but but... Shouldn't Apple be withholding supply to stimulate demand? You know, like they did for the 6+, because it would have been a flop otherwise?
  16. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

    Apr 26, 2003
    As to the folks "waiting" for the unlocked iPhones - not clear on what you are waiting on. If you pay full price you are shipped an unlocked version. I purchased the Verizon version as it has both the GSM and CDMA bandwidths. I pop either an AT&T or Verixon Simm into it and I am good to go. The explanation I received from Apple is that all their phones are unlocked - the carrier locks them when you purchase via a subsidized financing arrangement.
  17. jcsuzeta macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2015
    Ordered a 256gb in silver from Apple on 11/24 and it’s scheduled to arrive tomorrow. I’m super excited because my original window was 12/8-12/15.
  18. shareef777 Suspended


    Jul 26, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    So they can improve the delivery dates of the iPhone X after just one month, but it took them 6mo before the AirPods were readily available. Yeah, supply chain genius my ..... The demand simply isn't there.
  19. trusso macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2003
    The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
  20. iisdan macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2010
    I ordered Oct 29th and still processing... probably won't see it till Christmas while people ordering right now will get it this week.
  21. doelcm82, Nov 30, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 1, 2017

    doelcm82 macrumors 68040


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
    I ordered November 4. It shipped early, but got hung up somewhere in China. I’m expecting delivery tomorrow. Unfortunately I am on an overnight auto train heading away from home. :(

    I left a pre-sign form on my front door. I hope to find it waiting for me when I get home Monday.
  22. Greyland macrumors newbie


    Nov 30, 2017
    Eugene OR
    My wife and I ordered a pair of 256GB Space Gray iPhone X's from Verizon on 11/26/17 (last Sunday). They are currently 2 hours away in Portland OR waiting to be delivered tomorrow (Friday).
  23. doelcm82 macrumors 68040


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
    Very diplomatic. Everyone gets to be right.

    And I get my iPhone X!
  24. kirk.vino macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2017
    I got mine on the 3rd. In NYC I see more and more people with the X.
    So the demand is definitely there.
  25. doelcm82 macrumors 68040


    Feb 11, 2012
    Florida, USA
    None of those were announced simultaneously with another phone. They reduced demand for the challenging new technologies in the iPhone X by releasing the iPhone 8.

    As others have said, we’ll find out soon enough whether this was a winning strategy for Apple. If they (and you) lose bragging rights for the iPhone X being bigger than Instant Pot, but still report impressive iPhone profits, i doubt they’ll lose any sleep.

    My iPhone arrives soon (and my Instant Pot was already delivered), so I’m pretty happy.

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