All evidence points to the iPhone X having the worst availability of any iPhone ever. First, we have record high levels of demand: An unprecedented 55 launch countries (ie hundreds of millions more potential buyers than any other launch in iPhone history) Very little demand for the iPhone 8 (ie everyone is waiting for the iPhone X) The first major redesign of the iPhone since the iPhone 6 (ie everyone is looking for a new form) The redesign was expected (ie everyone knew that the tenth anniversary iPhone would be different, and therefore many people have held off on upgrading -- huge pent-up demand) Second, we have extremely low levels of supply: Reports of a mere 10,000 units/day Reports that supply will not meet demand until sometime in the first half of 2018 Low yield for OLED panels (ie it is difficult to ramp up production) As a result, delivery times are likely to slip to 2018 within seconds of orders opening on October 27. What delivery date will cause you to give up and skip the iPhone X in favour of its successor? For me, it is March 12, 2018 because that is half way through the product cycle (6 months from September 12, 2017). By then, we should be getting an idea of what the iPhone X's successor will look like. How about you?