Crazy Apple fans are already lining up to buy the iPhone X

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Tim Cook holds Apple's billionth iPhone.
Getting your hands on the iPhone X at launch may be nearly impossible.
Photo: Apple

The wait in line for the great iPhone X has already begun.

Apple hasn’t even unveiled its new premium $1,000 iPhone yet, or announced when it will be available, but that’s not stopping some hardcore fanboys from lining up at stores with cash in hand.

With Apple’s official keynote less than 24 hours away, eager Apple fans in Sydney, Australia, began lining up for the chance to buy the iPhone X. Supply of the new phones reportedly will be super-low, so these guys might be in for a long wait.

Apple usually doesn’t start accepting pre-orders on new iPhones until the Friday after an announcement. That date likely will fall on September 15, with the first units finally becoming available on September 22.

Reports indicate that Apple will be completely unable to meet iPhone X demand for months, though. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple is currently only able to produce 10,000 iPhone X units a day. Supplies may be so low that Apple might not even make the device available internationally at the same time it goes on sale in the United States.

If that’s the case, these Aussies are in for a huge disappointment.

The iPhone X is one of the most-hyped product announcements Apple has had in years. Nearly all the details of the device have been revealed, thanks to leaked info in Apple’s HomePod software and iOS 11 golden master. New features will include an edge-to-edge OLED display, 3D scanning, facial recognition, wireless charging, improved cameras, a speedy A11 processor and more.

Cult of Mac will be live-blogging all the details of Apple’s keynote tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. Pacific. Come back and enjoy the show with us.

  • Steven Yep

    Haha… November 3rd for the X. Looks like these clowns are gonna be highly disappointed.