The iPhone X Will Be Announced Tonight – But You May Not Be Able to Buy One Straight Away

By Kim Snaith on at

According to a report from The Independent this morning, the iPhone X may be very hard to get hold of for several weeks – or even months – after its launch.

An Apple analyst reckons that demand for the phone – expected to retail for over £800 – will far outweigh the supply available, at least for a number of weeks.

Supply issues are expected as a result of the new technologies that Apple is using in the iPhone X's design. Features such as the 3D sensor and AR support mean the handset is harder to make than ever before, so production will understandably take longer, requiring longer lead times to get the handset onto shelves.

Company KGI Securities, who have a good track record of nailing Apple leaks so far, has also commented that a gold-coloured version of the iPhone X will be even more elusive than the other two colours that Apple is expected to unveil tonight.


All will be, presumably, revealed tonight after Apple's iPhone event. But if you're desperate to drop the best part of a grand on a mobile phone, you may want to act sooner rather than later. [Independent]

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