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iPhone X pre-order starts today

This is it. The moment many have been waiting for. The much-anticipated iPhone X is open for pre-order today, Friday, 27 October 2017 in 57 countries. Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone is set to hit stores starting next Friday, 3 November 2017.

It is much speculated that iPhone fans have been holding out on purchases of the more conventional iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, to make way for the “bigger” upgrade—iPhone X. This is despite the iPhone X’s bigger price tag, the priciest iPhone to date, to be precise.

This could be a turning point for Apple, as response to the iPhone 8 has been lukewarm at best. It will be interesting to see if Apple has enough iPhone X’s in stock.

Briefly checking out the Singapore Apple Online Store, delivery of iPhone X orders are quoted as “4-5 weeks.” At the moment, there’s no pickup option available (from the nearest Apple Store).

The iPhone X is available in Silver and Space Grey with prices starting from SGD1,648/MYR5,149 for the 64GB variant, and SGD1,888/MYR5,899 for the 256GB model.

Malaysians, as usual (what’s new), will have to wait a little longer for the latest and greatest iPhone. But who’s stopping you from buying from overseas (if you can’t wait). If you want a cheaper, more conventional option, there’s always the iPhone 8.

As a quick refresher, the iPhone X features an all-new glass-metal design with an all-screen 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display, cutting-edge TrueDepth camera with FaceID, powerful A11 Bionic chip, incredible 12MP dual cameras, wireless charging, just to name a few. It runs the latest iOS 11 out-of-the-box.

Learn more about the iPhone X here.

It’s the biggest change to the iPhone, since the original iPhone but you knew that already.

Pricing and availability

  • iPhone X 64GB – MYR5,149
  • iPhone X 256GB – MYR5,899

Customers will be able to order iPhone X beginning Friday, 27 October, with availability beginning Friday, 3November, in 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, the UK, the US and US Virgin Islands.

So, are you excited about the X?

By Vernon

Vernon is the founder and chief editor of Vernonchan.com. A graphic designer by profession, he has a deep love for technology, cars, gadgets, food, and travel. He tweets too much and is also known as a caffeine bacterium ("life's too short for bad coffee"). Bleeds Blue (go Chelsea FC!) and considers BMW, Porsche, Alfa Romeo cars to have in the garage--for true petrolheads, that is.