There were warning for weeks and this morning, just a few minutes after the iPhone X was put on sale, it has been confirmed about the stock problems of the iPhone X worldwide. For example, although you reserve your Apple smartphone right now, shipments of the iPhone X are delayed up to 5 weeks.
Today reserves have been opened to buy the iPhone X both on the website of Apple and through the main operators working in our country. For this reason it was to be expected that, with the few units available for sale that were speculated, different delays in the shipments of the iPhone X began to appear for all those who decide to reserve it from today.
Only a lucky few, the early risers, will be able to get a hand on the iPhone X next Friday, November 3. The rest of mortals who since 9:30 have tried to reserve the phone already see as when to finalize the purchase, a message on the web page of Cupertino warning that shipments of the iPhone X will take 5 weeks, that is, those who book the mobile right now may not receive it until the beginning of December.
This confirms all the bets that indicated the limited stock of iPhone X that would cause distribution problems of the smartphone. This was assured by different analysts before the sale of the terminal, especially blaming both the OLED panel of the mobile and the Face ID technology iPhone X, whose development has led to these delays in shipments of iPhone X.
The problem of iPhone X shipments is going to be worse, since it has come to light that there were problems faced by the Cupertino Company in the develeopment of OLED panels for the iPhone C. The low number of OLED screens for the new iPhone has made Apple to delay iPhone X shipments. This indicates that this year the availability of this model will be much more scarce. Many experts have stated that only 3 million pieces will be available during the opening weekend which is very low compared to earlier releases.
As expected, after five or ten minutes of opening the booking period, Apple could no longer guarantee delivery on November 3. At the time of writing this post users who decide to reserve it will have to wait more than a month to have one.
And what can you do if you want to make sure you receive the iPhone X next week? Currently the smartphone can only be purchased (or rather reserved) on the Apple website or through the operators that already allow the device to be purchased. Not even Amazon has phone units to take out for sale, for now.
With this scenario, and discarding the online store of the Cupertino as an option, if you want to have the iPhone X, the best thing is that you acquire it with one of the 4 national operators that ensure you get the smartphone on November 3.
Now, whether or not you live in United States or not, this delay will be faced by everyone. Every year we hear the news of people getting up early as 3am to book their iPhone on the Apple website, but not everyone is lucky. The online store of Apple is not located at one server. Apple makes use of CDN servers which means that these servers are located in different parts of the world. This helps in distributing the traffic on different servers and preventing the servers from crashing. It also has a disadvantage that while it shows one user that iPhone X is available, it will show that other at another region that it is not. So, you have to be lucky.
Being the first in the line to buy an iPhone is not just they are fans, but many look it as an opportunity to make some cash. You may find many people first in line to buy an iPhone and later sell it on Ebay. This is a very profitable business. There are thousands of users who have managed to get their iPhone X reservations for November 3 and of them many hundreds are already auctioned their reservations on Ebay for double the price of what an iPhone X costs. So, either wait for four or five weeks, else pay double.