Apple stopped disclosing preorder numbers for iPhone sales a few years ago, so exact metrics on iPhone performance will have to wait at least until the earnings call on November 2.
In a statement, Apple said that response to iPhone X was ‘off the charts’ and is working hard to get more stock available as quickly as possible: "We are thrilled to be taking orders for iPhone X, the future of the smartphone. We will keep accepting orders online, and iPhone X will be available at Apple retail stores on Friday, November 3 starting at 8 a.m., as well as from our carrier and retailer partners around the world."
As the phone went up for preorder at 12:01 Pacific Time today, it didn’t take long for the initial supply to run out and shipping times to slip as the product became backordered.
With the supply constraints set to continue into 2018, expect long queues outside Apple Stores in a week’s time … iPhone X features a new industrial design with edge-to-edge display and slim bezels, 5.8-inch OLED display, a new Face ID depth-sensing camera system for unlock, upgraded cameras, Apple A11 chip, upgraded rear cameras, and much more.