iPhone X delivery times improve dramatically, drop to one to three days in some locations

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Date: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, 03:32
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It’s now a bit more likely that the iPhone X you ordered will ship in as few as one to three days in some locations.

Apple’s website has U.S. orders for all iPhone X models attached to AT&T, Sprint and Verizon networks, as well as SIM-free versions, deliver in 3 to 5 days, a marked improvement over recent ship-by estimates. Shipments of T-Mobile iPhone X units are pegged at nine days.

The lead times have improved in international markets such as Canada and China, these countries both showing estimated delivery dates of one to three business days. In the European market, ship times in Germany and the UK pegged at 3 to 5 days, and France at nine days.

In-sore pickup availability has also improved, as Apple outlets in major cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Seattle show the iPhone X as available to purchase on Monday.

The stock updates have dovetailed with a research note from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who sated that there would be supply chain improvements thanks to boosted retail channel density.

Specifically, Apple reportedly diversified LCP LTE antenna orders to a second manufacturer, while producers worked out production bottlenecks related to the dot projector used in iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera system, a highly sophisticated and sensitive component that powers exclusive features like Face ID.

Kuo has stated that he believes Apple supplier Foxconn is now producing between 450,000 to 500,000 iPhone X units per day, up from an estimated 50,000 to 150,000 units.

Apple last updated iPhone X shipping estimates at the end of November, when U.S. deliveries fell below one week for the first time since the device went up for preorder in October.

The dramatic improvements in shipping times follow the ultra-quick sellout of Apple’s limited iPhone X launch supply, which was exhausted just ten minutes after preorders went live. Within hours, iPhone X delivery estimates hit a high of 5 to 6 weeks.

Via AppleInsider

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