It feels unreal, but it’s really happening. The iPhone X is now available for pre-order.
After years of constant rumors — intensified at the very last moment as it became uncertain whether the iPhone X will have a Touch ID or not — Apple’s radically redesigned iPhone can actually be bought, starting at $999.
You still can’t have it, though — it should start arriving in a few weeks. Or you can try to get one around Nov. 3, when it hits Apple’s retail stores.
Stores are a bit of a gamble, but with a pre-order, you’ll at least make sure you’ll get a unit in a reasonable amount of time. But you should probably hurry, as rumors say the supply will be extremely limited at first.
Interestingly, very shortly after the start of pre-orders, Apple’s online store went offline, but it returned within roughly half an hour.
At the time of writing, there still appears to be plenty of availability. All available combinations — 64GB and the 256GB, Silver and Space Gray colors — ship in 2-3 weeks.
The iPhone X sports an all new design, with a huge 5.8-inch display that covers nearly the entire front side of the device. It has Apple’s new A11 Bionic chip, a new dual 12-megapixel camera on the back, a 7-megapixel True-Depth camera on the front with Portrait mode, and Apple’s all Face ID, a new way to unlock your phone by simply looking at it.