November 8, 2017
If you want an iPhone X this year, you had better act fast. Just after 10 minutes from the original pre-order launch time on Oct. 27, orders were ALREADY booked out past the scheduled release date. At this point, preorders have been moved out to December. Apple is not only excited to bring new technology and competition to the table, but also excited about the massive sales it has accumulated for them without even being released yet.
It’s Not the First Time, But Does Exceed Previous Pre-Sales
This is not the first time that Apple has had extreme preorder sales, but this one definitely takes the cake. Apparently, savvy tech lovers want to get their hands on the extensive features and benefits that the iPhone X has to offer. Apple helps that along too by offering existing iPhone owners up to a $375 credit towards the iPhone X. Additionally, they offer an iPhone Upgrade Program for a monthly fee, allowing you to receive a new iPhone every year that works with your existing carrier and includes AppleCare+ coverage.
Key-Selling Technology that Boosts these Pre-sales
Aside from promotional motivation, customers are excited about the advanced technology that the neural engine (artificial intelligence) delivers. Moreover, the new phone is packed with advanced photo, video, and editing software, technology, and enhancements to produce true HD imagery that no other phone has done.
Some iPhone X specifications include:
- 8‑inch Super Retina screen that covers the entire front panel
- A 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
- Wireless charging
- Surgical grade, stainless steel body
- TrueDepth camera
- 2436×1125 resolution
- True High Dynamic Range (HDR) display
- Advanced six‑channel, ambient light sensor
- 50% deeper strength on the front and back glass layers
- Precision FaceID technology to unlock, authenticate, and pay
- Animoji software for creating real-time emojis based on your expressions
- 6-core, A11 Bionic chip—4 efficiency cores up to 600 billion operations per second and 2 performance cores that are 25% faster
- Faster CPU— 70 percent faster than the older A10 Fusion
- Apple‑designed three‑core GPU for improved visual capabilities and performance
- New iOS 11 operating system, created to work with the newly designed iPhone X technology
Apple has had the desire to make a truly wireless phone for years. The iPhone X is very close to that reality. Charge it wirelessly, listen wirelessly, call wirelessly, etc. Regardless of their ultimate ambition to be truly wire-free, they still offer the proprietary lightning connector to allow for peripherals such as headphones, chargers, PC and Mac connections, and more to be useable.
Many customers want or need those options to be available since they already have the peripherals. In other words, you can pretty much say that the iPhone X is truly wireless if you want. It just also offers lightning cable capabilities on the side—not actually on the side of the phone, but you know how the saying goes.
The iPhone X is available in more than 55 countries and territories and Apple stores will have inventory — but only if they have not yet sold out.
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