The iPhone X is sold out most places with some shipping times pushed into December. If you don’t want to wait, you can try heading down to your local store on the iPhone X release date.
iPhone X pre-orders have come and gone and Apple and its retail partners are showing long shipping delays due to overwhelming demand.
Shipping times through Apple’s website have been pushed to five to six weeks leaving some buyers wondering if they’ll receive their device in time for the holidays.
If you don’t want to wait until late November, December, or 2018 for your iPhone X to arrive, you’ve got a few options at your disposal.
You can continually check for iPhone X stock at Apple and its retail partners. However, we don’t expect iPhone X stock to recover for a few weeks.
You can buy the iPhone X through a reseller like eBay and Craigslist though scalpers are looking to take advantage of the device’s stock issues.
Or, you could try your luck at an Apple Store, a retailer like Best Buy, or your local carrier store on the iPhone X’s November 3rd release date.
Apple says it will have iPhone X stock available for walk-ins on November 3rd and it’s a viable option if you want the phone on release day, but don’t want to deal with exorbitant prices.
iPhone release dates can be tricky for prospective buyers and those who managed to put in a pre-order.
Our guide to the iPhone X release date will help you track your pre-order, tie up your loose ends, and prepare for a trip down to the store in November.
Track Your iPhone X Pre-Order
If you managed to make it out of the scrum with an iPhone X pre-order in hand, make sure you keep a close eye on your order as we approach November 3rd.
Once your iPhone X order ships, those of you who got release day delivery will be able to track the device to your doorstep.
If your iPhone X is scheduled for November 3rd delivery, you'll get a tracking number in the near future. If you haven't received one yet, you can track your iPhone X pre-order before you actually get a tracking number.
We highly recommend logging into your account once a day, more if you're really paranoid, to check on your order to ensure it's moving in the right direction.
The iPhone X launch is pretty volatile at the moment so you'll want to triple-check and handle problems as soon as you possibly can.
If you do have to get in contact with support about your order, make sure you've got something else to do. Customer service is going to be slammed for the next few weeks.