iPhone X line sitters get dose of disappointment


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The iPhone X isn't easy to find.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

The iPhone X launch has caused massive lines of to form up outside of Apple stores across the globe, but due to limited supply, many are walking away empty handed.

Apple saw unprecedented demand for the iPhone X when it opened pre-orders last week. Shipping times quickly slipped to five to six weeks, causing fans who didn’t pre-order to line up early in hopes of getting the iPhone X.

Stores sold out of iPhone X stock within the first hour at many locations. Some Apple stores in Washington and Oregon turned would-be line-sitters away because they didn’t have any supplies for walk-ins.

Apple said that it would have limited supply of the iPhone X available for walk-in customers. However, the company did not specify if all locations would have units available and how many were being shipped.


A few Cult of Mac readers said that they had better luck at their local carrier store instead of waiting in line at the Apple store. Other Apple fans report on Twitter that the iPhone X is sold out in their city no matter what store you visit.

Not all stores are sold out though. It appears that a number of stores still have stock of the more expensive iPhone X models later into the day.


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