Apple’s New iPhone X May Be Released in Korea as Late as January 2018

For people in Korea interested in purchasing the new iPhone X you may have to wait awhile because Apple is not prioritizing getting the phone to the Republic of Samsung any time soon:

iPhone X

Apple fans in Korea watched the company’s unveiling of its new devices Wednesday morning and got their first glimpses of the highly-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone X, and successors to the iPhone 7, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

But if they plan on buying those new Apple phones, they might have to wait – possibly until January for the special-edition iPhone X.

The iPhone 8 models and the iPhone X won’t be released at the same time. Apple is set to accept orders for 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and its bigger sibling, the 5.5-inch 8 Plus, on Friday and will begin shipping on Sept. 22. The first batch of countries to receive deliveries on Sept. 22 total 29 and Korea is excluded. The second batch, also totaling 29, will see the phones delivered on Sept. 29. Korea is not in that group.

Orders and deliveries for the 5.8-inch iPhone X will be later, a confirmation of rumors that Apple is having trouble with its supply of key components including OLED displays.  [Joong Ang Ilbo]

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I am a US military veteran that has served all over the world to include in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. I have been blogging about Korea, Northeast Asia, and the US military for over 10 years.


  1. So much for Samsung copying Apple. Apple has turned around and copied every new features from Samsung (wireless charging, face recognition, water/dust proofing, bigger screens, bezel-less OLED screens, etc).
    This is not a true Apple phone after it copied Samsung. The design is Samsung-ish and even the hardware is mostly Samsung because of all the Samsung components inside. I bet half the profits that the iPhone makes will go to Samsung The only thing that makes the iPhone is an Apple, is the IOS.

  2. CEO Tim Cook also said he will sacrafice people’s basic human rights to do busines in China.

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