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iPhone X recover date, specs and price: Demand is ‘off a charts’ as shipping times trip to 6 weeks

THE LONG AWAITED iPhone X is official, with a organisation phenomenon a 10th-anniversary device during a much-hyped Apple Event on Tuesday.

The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) is a company’s initial smartphone to underline a full-screen display, as it sets a sights on a likes of a Galaxy Note 8. There’s also an all-new ‘Super Retina’ resolution, a reinforced potion pattern and support for wireless charging, with a iPhone X nearing with support for a Qi charging standard.

See also: iPhone 8 recover date, cost and specs

We’ve dull adult all we know about a iPhone X below, and will refurbish this essay as shortly as we hear more. 

Release date
As expected, a iPhone X won’t be expelled during a same time as a new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, that will start shipping on 22 September.

Instead, Apple has announced that iPhone X pre-orders will start on 27 Oct during 8.01am, with shipping to start 3 Nov – for those who were discerning adequate to order.

The iPhone X is now accessible to sequence though unsurprisingly, given rumours of collection shortages, it’s already sole out. Apple is offering 64GB and 256GB versions of a phone for £999 and £1,149, respectively, though shipping has already slipped to “five to 6 weeks.”

The handset is also accessible to buy by Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program, with monthly payments starting during £56.45.

Carphone Warehouse, naturally, has been discerning to start holding iPhone X pre-orders and is charity a phone on tariffs with EE, iD, O2 and Vodafone. Pricing starts during £56 per month with a £199 upfront cost, a Vodafone tariff that comes with 26GB monthly data.


EE has begun holding pre-orders for a iPhone X, with prices for a 64GB indication starting during £67.99 with a £199.99 upfront cost, that gets we sum mins and texts and 15GB monthly data. 

O2 is offering a iPhone X, with smoothness now set during “up to 3 weeks.” Pricing for a Apple flagship starts during £58 per month with a £189.99 upfront cost, a tariff that comes with usually 1GB monthly data

Sky Mobile is now holding iPhone X pre-orders. The network’s Swap 24 tariff, that lets business ascent each twin years, start during £42 per month with no upfront cost, sum texts and calls (for Sky customers) and 500MB data, while a Swap12 devise starts during £54 per month with a £99 upfront cost. 

Tesco Mobile hasn’t started holding pre-orders though has pronounced how many the iPhone X will cost when it goes on sale subsequent week. It’ll offer a 64GB handset on a 30 month £52.49 tariff, and a 128GB indication on a £57.99 plan. 

Three has non-stop adult pre-orders and is now charity smoothness on recover day. Pricing starts during £61 per month with a £249 upfront cost, that gets we 12GB monthly information and sum calls and texts. 

Vodafone’s pricing for a iPhone X starts during £62 per month with a £200 upfront cost, that gets we 4GB monthly data. The network is still promising, during a time of publication, that a handset will be delivered on 3 November. 

Virgin Mobile has kicked off pre-orders for a iPhone X and appears to offer a cheapest pricing so far. Tariffs start during £37 per month with no upfront cost, that gets we 300 minutes, sum texts and 1.2GB information per month.

– 5.8in Super Retina (2436×1125) OLED edge-to-edge display
– New ‘all-glass’ pattern with IP67 certification
– 143.6×70.9×7.7 mm, 179g
– Wireless charging support
– Apple A11 chip with Apple-designed GPU
– Face ID
iOS 11 with softened Siri, P2P payments
– Vertical 12MP twin cameras with OIS, 7MP front-facing camera
– Support for LTE speeds adult to 450Mbps
– Wireless charging/fast charging support
– Battery life quoted during 21 hours of speak time
– 64GB/256GB storage

Latest news
Apple has pronounced that direct for a iPhone X is “off a charts” as shipping times for a flagship smartphone trip to ‘five to 6 weeks’ here in a UK. An Apple orator said: “We’re operative tough to get this insubordinate new product into a hands of each patron who wants one, as quick as possible.”

26/10/17: Apple has confirmed that iPhone X pre-orders will start during 8.01am on Friday, and is advising buyers that a quickest approach to sequence will be around it’s central Apple Store app.

25/10/17: Apple has reportedly told suppliers to reduce a correctness of a phone’s flagship Face ID complement in sequence to speed adult prolongation times. “People informed with a situation” have pronounced that nonetheless a downgrading of a underline is usually slight, it won’t be as good as a strange specs, notwithstanding retailer Foxconn being given a twin year lead time. “It’s an assertive design,” a source said, “and it’s a really assertive schedule.”

20/10/17: Apple’s iPhone X prolongation woes are entrance to an end, according to researcher Ming-Chi Kuo. In a note, seen by Apple Insider, Kuo claims that Apple’s public furnish rate for iPhone X has stabilised, adding that he expects a association to save between 2 to 3 million units in before a device ships on 3 November. Kuo believes that prolongation will ramp adult in November, with shipments to grow quick in a initial entertain of 2018. 

18/10/17: Apple has responded to a minute from Senator Al Franken, who raised concerns about a implications of Apple’s new Face ID feature, in particular, patron security, third-party entrance to information and either a tech could recognize a different set of faces. In a response, Apple says that that a possibility of a pointless chairman unlocking your phone is one in a million (in comparison to one in 500,000 for Touch ID), adding that after 5 catastrophic scans, a passcode is compulsory to entrance your iPhone. 

The organisation has also minute how it stores Face ID biometrics, saying: “Face ID data, including mathematical representations of your face, is encrypted and usually accessible to a Secure Enclave. This information never leaves a device. It is not sent to Apple, nor is it enclosed in device backups. Face images prisoner during normal clear operations aren’t saved, though are instead immediately rejected once a mathematical illustration is distributed for comparison to a enrolled Face ID data.”

17/10/17: According to reports, Apple’s manufacturer Foxconn recently began shipping a initial turn of iPhone Xs to several countries, though that initial collection usually includes 46,500 devices. This is approaching due to issues holding adult prolongation of a TrueDepth camera, with some reports speculating that a biggest prolongation hurdles approximate a dot projector, that projects some-more than 30,000 dots on a user’s face to emanate a abyss map to capacitate FaceID, animoji, and other features.

16/10/17: Apple’s prolongation partners Foxconn and TSMC are still struggling to furnish adequate TrueDepth camera sensors forward of a iPhone X’s launch subsequent month. So says reports out of Japan, that explain that a firms can’t get high adequate yields of a 3D sensors compulsory to make a TrueDepth camera work properly.

Jeff Pu, an researcher with Taipei-based Yuanta Investment Consulting, corroborated adult a reports and pronounced that he now expects Apple to furnish 36 million iPhone X handsets this year, down from his prior 40 million estimation. 

13/10/17: The iPhone X comes with a new underline that will safeguard nobody snoops on your notifications. Phone Arena reports that a phone will usually uncover close shade notifications with content when it knows that we are a one looking during a phone. If it’s someone else, they will usually see a presentation source. This underline will also be entrance to comparison devices, though given their miss of Face ID, users can select for their iPhone to usually uncover notifications with calm once it has been unlocked.

12/10/17: The iPhone X isn’t out for another month yet, though scams are already targeting Facebook, Instagram and YouTube users with a guarantee of a giveaway smartphone. Security organisation ZeroFOX says it found some-more than 500 feign amicable accounts that are regulating techniques including pulling and fame-farming to assemble follows to after sell onto hackers.

9/10/17: Ming-Chi Kuo has re-affirmed prior comments that Apple will be lacking iPhone X collection in 2017 and pronounced in a note that a supposed ‘supercycle’ – that refers to a vast series of existent iPhone users upgrading – won’t start until subsequent year. 

Kuo said: “The marketplace generally refers to 2017 as a supercycle of a iPhone, though we consider a genuine supercycle will be in 2018 for a following reasons: (1) TrueDepth Camera’s prolongation issues will be significantly addressed in 2018F; (2) new models launched in 2018F will suffer a longer sales duration than those denounced in 2017; and (3) a product mix, specifications and designs of new iPhone models from 2018F will be some-more competitive. We guess that for 2017, iPhone shipments will come in during 210-220mn units, that should grow to be 245-255mn units in 2018.”

5/10/17: iDrop News has looked into a clear round and illusory what a destiny of a iPhone X competence hold. A plus-sized indication is the answer, and a website has shown off what this competence demeanour like in renders (below). Er, unsurprisingly, it looks like a iPhone X though bigger, and houses a same vitriolic nick during a tip of a display. According to rumours, Apple will launch during slightest twin OLED iPhones subsequent year, measuring in during 5.85in and 6.46in, respectively.


3/10/17: Ming-Chi Kuo can’t get adequate of articulate about a iPhone X, and has pronounced in a new investigate note that a smartphone’s TrueDepth camera complement is approach forward of a Android foe and approaching will estimates that it will take rivals ‘1.5-2.5 years’ to locate up. However, prolongation issues persist, and Kuo has lowered his estimates of iPhone X shipments in 2017 to 30-35 million units from a prior guess of 40 million.

2/10/17: Apple ain’t a usually leader if a flagship iPhone X sells well, as it turns out that Samsung will make $110 (around £82) per device sold. That’s according to Counterpoint Technology Market Research conducted for The Wall Street Journal, that says that as Samsung reserve OLED displays for a iPhone X – along with batteries and capacitors – a organisation “is approaching to acquire about $4bn some-more in income creation collection for a iPhone X than from a collection it creates for a possess flagship Galaxy S8 handset.”

2/10/17: Apple has released an environmental report bigging adult a immature certification of a iPhone X. For example, it boasts that a smartphone’s materials are giveaway from a likes of arsenic, mercury and PVC, and records that 100 per cent of wrapping fibres “are sourced from responsibly managed forests, bamboo, rubbish sugarcane, or recycled paper.” The association calculates that a sum estimated hothouse gas emissions for a iPhone X over a whole lifecycle are 79kg CO2e, of that 80 per cent is during production, 17 per cent in use, 2 per cent ride and 1 per cent recycling.

29/9/17: Punters after an iPhone X competence not be means to find collection until “January during a earliest”, according to researcher Gene Munster. This is due to prolongation hold-ups, that progressing this week were blamed on Apple’s ‘complex’ camera complement used for Face ID authentication. Jan Dawson, an researcher during Jackdaw Research, predicts that iPhone X collection won’t to be means to accommodate direct until “sometime in a initial quarter”. 

28/9/17: Apple has released some-more sum about a iPhone X’s Face ID functionality in a bid to residence some of a remoteness concerns surrounding a face-scanning tech. For example, a organisation points out that information collected by Face ID – including infrared images of your mop – won’t be stored on your device, and records that images are also cropped to equivocate grabbing credentials info. Apple also points out several instances when Face ID won’t work, including when your phone has usually been switched on, where there have been 5 catastrophic attempts to compare a face or if we trigger a Emergency SOS feature. 

27/9/17: Apple’s TrueDepth camera system, used for face approval on a iPhone X, could be holding adult production. So says reputable researcher Ming-Chi Kuo, who records that a “complex” complement is a reason Apple is struggling to grasp mass production, and approaching a reason a device will be in brief supply until subsequent year.

Kuo said, around MacRumours: “TrueDepth camera competence be categorical prolongation bottleneck of iPhone X ramp. The 3D intuiting (TrueDepth camera) on iPhone X is stoical of a structured-light system, time-of-flight complement and a front-facing camera, that represents a distant some-more formidable structure than those of rivals. It will, therefore, be harder to grasp mass production. While we devise iPhone X will see outlay ramp adult meaningfully in mid/ late October, parsimonious supply competence usually start to palliate in 1H18F due to clever demand.”

26/9/17: Apple’s Tim Horton, a member of a firm’s WebKit team, has urged web developers to welcome a iPhone X’s surprising ‘notch’ cutout. In a post on Friday, he insists that “content is automatically inset within a display’s protected area so it is not vaporous by a dull corners”, and has offering adult tips on how to scrupulously build websites for a iPhone X to safeguard that calm isn’t  be vaporous by a sensor housing, home indicator, or dull corners.

25/9/17: Apple’s iPhone X competence not be means to support Gigabit LTE, according to reports. While a teardown of a iPhone 8 suggested a Qualcomm X16 modem with Gigabit LTE support, Apple has also done some units with an Intel modem that isn’t versed to support a super quick speeds. 

21/9/17: The iPhone X could face serve delays, according to Raymond James chip researcher Christopher Caso. He writes a prolongation of a handset approaching hasn’t nonetheless begun, and records that it could be strike by serve prolongation delays. Caso said: “While a checks are ongoing, initial feedback from a meetings suggests that final prolongation of iPhone X has not nonetheless begun, with prolongation approaching to embark in mid-October. That prolongation start is about a month after when compared to expectations a month ago, and about twin months after than expectations during a finish of June.”

20/9/17: While many have bemoaned a iPhone X’s £999 price-tag, Apple CEO Tim Cook has pronounced that it’s a “value price” formed on a record inside a phone. Speaking on Good Morning America this week, Cook said: “Most people are now profitable for phones over prolonged durations of time, and so really few people will compensate a cost tab of a phone initially. Also many people indeed trade in their stream phone, and so that reduces a cost further, and some carriers even chuck in subsidies and discounts.” Er. 

19/9/17: KGI researcher Ming-Chi Kuo has pronounced that Apple approaching won’t be means to accommodate direct for a iPhone X until subsequent year, with supply set to be “limited” in 2017. In a note seen by MacRumours, Kuo said: “Due to supply constraints, we design marketplace direct won’t be entirely met before 1H18. We correct down a foresee for 2017F iPhone X shipments from 45-50 million to around 40 million units, though we, therefore, correct adult a 2018 iPhone X conveyance guess to 80-90 million units.”

15/9/17: Apple’s Face ID record will support usually one purebred face per device, TechCrunch reports. This could be an emanate for some that have a fingerprints of their partner, or kids, purebred on their stream iPhone, with inclination now ancillary adult to 5 fingerprints per device.

14/9/17: Apple has oral out about a Face ID destroy (below) it suffered on Tuesday and has blamed a glitch on a lockout resource that was triggered by awkward staff doing a device. A association orator told Yahoo: “People were doing a device for [the] theatre demo forward of time and didn’t realize Face ID was perplexing to substantiate their face.

“After unwell a series of times, since they weren’t Craig [Federighi], a iPhone did what it was designed to do, that was to need his passcode.”

12/9/17: The iPhone X is central and is Apple’s initial smartphone to container an edge-to-edge screen, though unfortunately, rumours of the notch cut out during a tip of a shade were also on a money. 

The handset’s supposed ‘Super Retina’ OLED arrangement measures in during 5.8 and facilities a 2436×1125 resolution, creation it a tip fortitude iPhone to date. It also facilities Apple’s True Tone arrangement tech and, much like a new Apple TV, supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision content.


This shade sits inside a new ‘all-glass’ chassis, identical to that seen on a iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. While you’ll substantially have to put it in a box to forestall shattering, Apple claims this is a many durable potion to underline on a smartphone yet.

There’s also a same A11 Bionic processor underneath a hood. This six-core CPU is divided into twin low-performance cores and 4 high-performance cores, with a unchanging cores being 25 per cent faster than a prior A10 chip, and a high-performance cores being adult to 75 per cent faster than a A10 SoC. It also comes interconnected with Apple’s initial homegrown GPU, that offers 30 per cent some-more opening than a A10.

Naturally, given a phone’s all-screen front, there’s no earthy home button. This means that Apple, as expected, has dumped Touch ID functionality, replacing it with ‘Face ID’ face approval technology.

Related: The pricing of a iPhone X is a hazard to a mobile industry

This is enabled by a garland of sensors on a front of a phone, including a 7MP ‘TrueDepth’ camera, and a A11 chip’s built-in neural engine, and Apple claims that it’ll work even in dim conditions and if we change your appearance. It’s flattering secure too, according to a firm, that claims that there’s a ‘one in a million’ possibility of somebody, er, spoofing your face.

Apple has also introduced a new swiping adult gesticulate to go ‘home’ on a iPhone, that is also used for multitasking on a iPhone X. The close symbol on a side of a handset can now be used to glow adult Siri. 

As expected, on a back of a iPhone sits a vertically-aligned 12MP twin camera, comprising of twin telephoto and wide-angle lenses. There’s also a new Portrait Lighting mode for holding selfies, and visual picture stablisation built-in.


Wireless charging is included, with a iPhone X ancillary a same Qi wireless charging customary as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, that means business will be means to use third-party charging accessories. Apple gave a hide rise at, naturally, a possess AirPower wireless charging pad that will be entrance subsequent year.

There’s also been a boost to battery life, with Apple claiming twin hours some-more battery life than a iPhone 7 before it.

Oh, yeah, and there’s Animoji. What a time to be alive.

The iPhone X, or 10, whatever, will be accessible in Space Grey and Silver. 

Older news and rumours
KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo has ‘confirmed’, around 9to5Mac, that a supposed iPhone X, along with a iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, will support wireless preliminary charging standards, that means that business will be means to use third-party charges to take advantage of a feature. She also records that Apple’s possess wireless charging appendage won’t be prepared during launch. 

EE has combined weight to this rumour, carrying currently launched a new wireless charging gold that allows business to supplement a Qi horse to their plan. 

12/8/17: Apple has combined a new mail-in choice to a iPhone Upgrade Program for US punters. Spotted by MacRumours, a new choice will capacitate those upgrading to an iPhone 8 to mail their aged smartphone to Apple regulating a firm’s Trade-in Kit, negating a need to revisit a earthy Apple Store. 

11/9/17: In what some are job one of a “biggest leaks of all time, Apple has leaked a Golden Master (GM) chronicle of iOS 11. The information was done accessible by an Apple employee, according to blogger John Gruber.

The leak, according to 9to5Mac, reveals that a firm’s new flagship smartphone will arrive as a ‘iPhone X’ and will launch alongside a iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. 

Besides a name of Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone, a iOS 11 trickle also confirms that facial recognition, dubbed ‘Face ID’, support is entrance (below), that is approaching to reinstate a Touch ID on a supposed iPhone X. 


Other new facilities outed in a trickle include, er, charcterised emoji (or ‘Animoji’) support, a Portrait Lighting mode for holding improved selfies, True Tone Display and a rejigged close symbol that will concede users to correlate with Apple Pay and Siri in a deficiency of a earthy home button. References to new Apple AirPods and a LTE-equipped Apple Watch have also cropped adult in this huge leak.

8/9/17: The Wall Street Journal (paywalled) reports that “glitches” in a prolongation of a iPhone 8 could lead to supply shortages and delays in shipping following a smartphone’s phenomenon subsequent week. The prolongation glitches reportedly behind a prolongation routine by about a month, sources ‘familiar with a matter’ told a newspaper.

7/9/17: German website Macerkopf claims that pre-orders iPhone 8 pre-orders will flog off on 15 September, adding weight to a prior trickle pleasantness of Evleaks. According to progressing rumours, a handset will arrive on shelves a week after on 22 September. 

6/9/17: A unsure video, via Reddit, allegedly shows off off a organic iPhone 8 usually days before a central unveiling. The dark, becloud shave doesn’t give many away, though does seem to ‘confirm’ that a handset will competition a bezel-less arrangement with an (ugly) nick cut out during a tip of a screen. Some are speculating that a video is a fake, and, er, fingers crossed.

5/9/17: Prolific tipster Benjamin Geskin has tweeted purported pricing details for a iPhone 8. He claims that a entry-level 64GB indication will fetch $999 (around £775), while 256GB and 512GB variants will fetch $1,099 (£850) and $1,119 (£930), respectively. This matches adult with prior conjecture that this year’s iPhone will be Apple’s many costly to date and a initial to pass a $1,000 mark.

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