iPhone X rumors have been swirling for so long that it was beginning to feel like this day would never come. But alas, iPhone X release day is here and people are finally getting their hands on Apple’s hotly anticipated tenth-anniversary iPhone.
The emotional roller coaster surrounding iPhone launches is beyond predictable, and it happens each and every year. What we haven’t seen in the last couple of years, however, were the huge lines that used to accompany each new iPhone release. Thanks to pent-up demand for the redesigned iPhone since 2014, swarms of eager Apple fans flocked to Apple stores around the world. In this post, we’ll take a look photos from across the globe as fans flocked to Apple stores in hopes of picking up a new iPhone X.
Apple CEO Tim Cook called the new iPhone X “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone,” and it’s easy to see why. The OLED display — an iPhone first — is called the Super Retina Display and measures 5.8 inches, with a resolution of 2,436 × 1,125 pixels. It features Dolby Vision and HDR10 for stunning high-contrast video playback, as well as TrueTone dynamic white-balance adjustment, a feature of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the new iPhone 8 models. The screen takes up the whole screen and there’s no home button — you unlock your phone with your face. Oh, and it’s water- and dust-resistant, and capable of charging wirelessly.
iPhone X pre-orders are slated to deliver on November 3, but many people found themselves having to wait until the end of November or December to receive one. It looks like Christmas came early, though, as The Verge confirms there are multiple reports of shipping estimates moving up as early as November 6. You should check your shipping estimate from Apple to see if your device is arriving sooner.
The iPhone X costs $1,000, and it’s available in limited stock at Apple stores, carriers, and retailers on November 3. You can nab one in either 64GB or 256GB, but the latter will cost $1,150. If you’re planning on picking one up at a store, Apple recommends arriving early — you may want to consider waiting on line the night before or early in the morning.
Some carriers, like Sprint, are cutting customers a discount. New and existing customers on the carrier’s Sprint Flex plan will be able to get a 64GB iPhone for $22.22 per month for 18 months ($400) with an eligible trade-in. For a full list of iPhone X prices and pre-order information, check out our iPhone X buying guide.