iPhone X shipping times slip beyond a month [Update]

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UPDATE: Shipping times have now slipped to 5-6 weeks for all iPhone X models on the Apple online store.

Apple finally made iPhone X available to pre-order this morning, and within 30 minutes, shipping times slipped. If you didn’t get your order in early, you will now be waiting 4-5 weeks for Apple to deliver.

Not for the first time, pre-ordering an iPhone this year was a complete headache. Many fans, including myself, were unable to access the online store or the Apple Store app before initial supplies sold out. I got on 8 minutes late and the delay was 2-3 weeks.

Less then 20 minutes later, all models have slipped to 4-5 weeks. It’s likely that estimate will slip even further in the coming hours. Apple is struggling to meet demand due to manufacturing issues related to Face ID components.

According to recent reports, just 2-3 million iPhone X units will be available for launch day delivery. Apple will manufacture just half of the 40 million units it was originally planning to produce before the end of 2017.

You can still get one on launch day

There are still a few options for bagging an iPhone X on launch day. In certain areas of the U.S., including San Francisco, Apple is still offering in-store pickup on November 3. We recommend you stop reading here and reserve yours now to avoid disappointment.

Alternatively, you can order yours from a carrier or authorized reseller. Many are still promising November 3 delivery as things stand, but we expect that to change very soon.