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iPhone X pre-order starts this Friday

iPhone X Official Pre-order

The iPhone X that you’ve been waiting for will be released officially on Friday, 3 November according to plan. For those who want to secure the latest “all-screen” phone from Apple, pre-orders will be available starting this Friday, 27 October at 12:01am PDT (3PM Malaysian Time) on Apple’s Online Store.

The iPhone X will be available first in the following countries and territories:

Andorra
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Greenland
Guernsey
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Isle of Man
Italy
Japan
Jersey
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
UAE
United Kingdom
United States
US Virgin Islands

Apart from ordering online, the iPhone X will be available in-stores for walk-in customers beginning 3 November. While the iPhone 8 release was pretty quiet, it is expected that more people would be queuing up for the iPhone X. In fact, Apple encourages its customers to arrive early if they plan to get it in-stores.

As usual, Malaysia is not among the first wave of countries to receive the latest iPhone model. Apple has revealed the official iPhone X price for Malaysia which starts from RM5,149. That’s RM1,000 extra on top of its equivalent iPhone 8 Plus model.

If you plan to get one, your best bet is to get it from Singapore and you might want to act fast. The iPhone X is said to be released in limited quantities due to production issues. Apparently, the setbacks were caused by defects with the iPhone X’s OLED panel during the bonding process. On top of that, it was also reported that Apple had issues with components that handle their new Face ID feature.

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For this year, Apple is reported to be shipping 20 million units of the iPhone X, which is half of its original plan. With the current situation, we might probably need to wait even longer before the iPhone X is released officially in Malaysia. Over in Singapore, the iPhone X is priced at S$1,648 (about RM5,123) for 64GB and S$1,888 (about RM5,869) for 256GB.

Apart from having a 5.8″ Super Retina AMOLED screen, the iPhone X also gets a better dual 12MP camera set up that come with dual-OIS. Since the screen stretches from edge to edge, they have removed its Touch ID completely. To unlock without pin codes, Apple introduces Face ID which comes with an additional depth-sensing camera. Like the iPhone 8/8 Plus, it has 64GB and 256GB storage options but it comes in just two colours – Silver or Black.

Are you waiting for the iPhone X? Or would you settle for the iPhone 8 Plus instead? Let us know in the comments below.

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Alexander Wong