Apple begins shipping early iPhone X orders to customers
Ahead of iPhone X delivery scheduled for Friday, Apple is beginning to ship early pre-orders to customers, with UPS tracking information showing devices in transit from Apple’s factories in ZhengZhou, China to the United States.
While Apple hasn’t officially updated the order statuses from “Preparing for Shipment”, some customers in the United States are able to see that by using a UPS My Choice account or, in some cases, by a reference number on the UPS website, they can track their deliveries early and get an insight into the whereabouts of their shipment.
According to Apple, iPhone X “demand is off the charts”, with pre-order delivery estimates quickly slipping back to between 5-6 weeks within an hour of orders being excepted. The iPhone X, pronounced “iPhone Ten”, features a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED edge-to-edge display with 2436 x 1125 resolution and 458ppi, HDR support, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and True Tone. The Home Button has been removed from the iPhone X, with Apple adding a new Tap to Wake feature which works alongside Raise to Wake.
iPhone X features the new A11 Bionic chip with a special neural engine that helps power Face ID which unlocks the device by taking a 3D scan of the users face. Apple says Face ID can’t be spoofed by photographs, masks, and makeup, and changing your actual appearance with a hat or beard or makeup won’t prevent Face ID from working.