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Apple has finally caught up with iPhone X demand

You no longer have to wait to get one in your hands.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
December 18, 2017
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The iPhone X was an elusive unicorn on launch. If you didn't snag one of the earliest pre-orders or get lucky waiting in line, you were looking at a weeks-long wait -- more than a few people flipped their units for a tidy profit. Now, however? They're practically growing on trees. Multiple Apple online stores (including the US, UK, Canada and Japan) list the iPhone as in stock and delivering within 1-2 days if you commit to a purchase. Carriers and third-party stores are carrying the phone, too.

Clearly, Apple has caught up to demand -- and that's no mean feat given the iPhone X's later-than-usual November release (reportedly to make sure there was enough supply) and fears that production would make it a rarity until sometime in 2018. This does leave lingering questions, though. Does this mean Apple sold a gigantic amount of phones, or is interest cooling off? And more importantly, does this improved production bode well for more affordable iPhone X-style modes down the line? Until Apple posts its quarterly figures (which aren't likely to break down iPhone sales by model), the answers to both are one big "maybe."

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