The iPhone X has yet to hit Philippine shores and if you’re planning to purchase one during an overseas trip, you’d still be out of luck. Within 10 minutes of last Friday’s official iPhone X preordering, stocks were completely depleted.
Offical iPhone X preordering opened at 12:01 AM Pacific Time last October 27. Initial preorders were scheduled to be delivered or picked up exactly on Nov 3, the flagship’s official release date. However, as many swarmed the site to get their hands on Apple’s latest flagship offering, the tech behemoth’s scarce stocks quickly sold out. From a mere week of waiting time, shipment dates in the US are now pushed back to three weeks after Nov 3. In other countries, like Singapore, Australia, and the UK, shipment time has been pushed to as long as six weeks.
Weeks before the preorders began, trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI warned potential buyers of the scare November stock of two to three million units that would quickly deplete. Dwarfed by previous official release allocations, such as the iPhone 6’s 10 million count, shipments have indeed been pushed back. Slow OLED display yields and scarce components for the TrueDepth camera are said to be the two blame for the manufacturing constraint.
The iPhone X is Apple’s 10th generation iPhone. Featuring the 2017 all-screen design trend, the phone features a 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina display with a contrast ratio of 1,000,000 to 1. The phone’s durable glass back enables wireless charging, while its surgical-grade stainless steel sides wrap the phone with durability and premium design. Additional features of the iPhone X include Face ID unlocking, IP67 waterproofing, Portrait Lighting enhanced photos, and Apple’s new TrueDepth camera that enables Animojis.