Ahead of the official public release tomorrow, Apple has started updating iPhone X order statuses, showing that devices have now started to ship to customers around the world.
Although Apple is only now updating the order statuses, iPhone X units have been leaving Apple’s factories in ZhengZhou, China all week, so the notifications today are rather inaccurate however exciting to see nevertheless. – Only the lucky few who managed to secure the launch day delivery date are now seeing their order status change, with those who have estimates of to 2-3 weeks upwards likely to see statuses update in the coming weeks.
While the majority of prospective iPhone X buyers will of likely already pre-ordered their devices, Apple Stores in the 55 launch countries and territories will have a limited number of devices available for in-store purchase, however Apple has said walk-in customers are encouraged to arrive early” due to limited stock quantities.
iPhone X (pronounced “iPhone Ten”) is Apple’s single biggest update to the iPhone line since the introduction of the product category in 2007. According to Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, “For more than a decade, Apple’s intention has been to create an iPhone that is all display. The iPhone X is the realisation of that vision.” The device 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.
Apple has designed a new A11 Bionic chip with a special neural engine which helps power Face ID that unlocks the device by taking a 3D scan of the users face. Apple says Face ID can’t be spoofed by photographs, masks, or makeup, and changing your actual appearance with a hat, beard or makeup won’t prevent Face ID from working.