iPhone X sold out within minutes, No stock till December

Bangalore: Apple’s most expensive smartphone, the iPhone X, sold out within minutes upon being made available for pre-order this morning. As Apple’s new iPhone X, which costs around a lakh of rupees, was sold out within a few minutes of being available for pre-orders on e-commerce platforms at noon on Friday.

The phones were available for pre-order on Flipkart and Amazon. The iPhone X with 64GB memory is priced at Rs 89,000 and the 256GB version is priced at Rs 1,02,000.

The phones were available online with bank cashback offers, in addition to exchange offers, adding up to a discount of Rs 30,000-35,000. Amazon was also giving 70 per cent buyback guarantee on iPhone X for those using a Reliance Jio connection. Flipkart also had a similar offer of buyback up to Rs 52,000.

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Despite the price tag, demand is high. The company’s online shop experienced server issues in the minutes immediately following the launch of pre-orders, and the initial allocation of devices, due to arrive on 3 November, had completely sold out by 8:10am in the UK. Less than an hour later, the waiting list had extended to cover the entire first month.

The iPhone X comes with super retina edge-toedge 5.8-inch display with 2436×1125-pixel resolution (higher than full HD). The Apple phone comes with face recognition, a first for a flagship product from any smartphone manufacturer.This is the first ever iPhone to come with an OLED display with Dolby vision and HDR10 support. The smartphone comes with an all-glass body with a polished, steel band seamlessly wrapped around the phone.

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The success of the iPhone X is only one half of Apple’s concerns for the immediate future. The company is also trying to balance demand for the iPhones 8, the more conventional smartphones in its lineup for 2017. Initial reports suggest the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus experienced sluggish sales in their first few weeks on sale, by comparison to previous iPhone launches.