Apple promises iPhone X stock at retail stores on Nov. 3 as other retailers announce discounts

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Apple promises iPhone X stock at retail stores on Nov. 3 as other retailers announce discounts

Despite Nikkei Asian Review’s report that Apple is only getting half of its planned number of iPhone X shipments this year due to a lack of components for the new 3D camera, Apple has promised “iPhone X will be available in more than 55 countries and territories, and in Apple Stores beginning Friday, November 3 at 8:00 a.m. local time.” The company does give a nod to supply constraints, however, saying walk-in customers are “encouraged to arrive early.” Those in Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program can also start the pre-approval process for their loan in the Apple Store app, which will speed up the process of getting an iPhone X on launch day.
Other U.S. retailers are rolling out their own offers, with Verizon offering $300 off an iPhone X for those trading in an iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7 or 7 Plus. The iPhone 6, 6 Plus or SE will net a $200 rebate, while an iPhone 5, 5s or 5c is worth $100. T-Mobile is offering a $300 rebate with a trade-in on most of those models, but will pay whatever the traded phone is worth up front (say $300 for an iPhone 7 or $100 for an iPhone SE), and then reduce the monthly payment by the remaining amount to get the total rebate up to $300 (so nothing more for the iPhone 7 and $200 spread over 24 monthly payments for the iPhone SE). Sprint has the biggest possible rebate so far at $350, but won’t accept an iPhone 5, 5s, 5c or SE for a trade-in.

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Dan Pye was a news editor at iLounge. He's been involved with technology his whole life, and started writing about it in 2009. He's written about everything from iPhone and iPad cases to Apple TV accessories.