Picture of the Day: iPhone X Sells Out Within Minutes in South Korea

iPhone X sold out on first day of preorders

A customer places a preorder for U.S. tech giant Apple Inc.’s latest iPhone X smartphone at a branch of mobile carrier KT in Seoul on Nov. 17, 2017. South Korea’s mobile carriers said their first preorder batch of iPhone X smartphones were sold out within a few minutes after being launched, apparently due to supply shortages. (Yonhap)

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:

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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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