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iPhone X shipping pushed back, repair costs revealed

The iPhone X. (Source: Expert Reviews)
The iPhone X. (Source: Expert Reviews)
The iPhone X went on sale yesterday and sold out in minutes, with the millions of buyers who could not secure one having a wait of up to six weeks on their hands.
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The iPhone X was launched last month and finally went on sale yesterday, albeit to an unsatisfying conclusion, as prospective buyers realized that Apple's most news-worthy offering in years had been sold out in minutes—a situation which has led to scalpers offering the phone with exorbitant premiums of over US$500.

Those who were lucky enough to snatch one of the few available devices are likely to receive theirs at the end of this week, after the device's official launch on November 3. It's not all rosy for those on the other side of the fence, however, as they may have to wait for five to six weeks to receive theirs.

Meanwhile, Apple has revealed pricing for repairs of its new devices. 

  • The iPhone X will cost US$249 for screen repairs, and US$549 for other damages.
  • The iPhone 8, US$149 for screen, and US$349 for others
  • The iPhone 8 Plus, US$169 for screen, and US$399 for others

Of course, you also have the option of paying for AppleCare+—smartphone insurance, basically—which highly subsidizes the aforementioned costs. US$199 for AppleCare+ for the iPhone X, for example, would reduce the bill for screen repairs down to just US$29, and the one for any other damage to US$99.

Source: Apple
Source: Apple

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Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 2028 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I like tech, simple as. Half the time, you can catch me writing snarky sales copy. The rest of the time, I'm either keeping readers abreast with the latest happenings in the mobile tech world or watching football. I worked as both a journo and freelance content writer for a couple of years before joining the Notebookcheck team in 2017. Feel free to shoot me some questions on Twitter or Reddit if it so tickles thine fancy.
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Ricci Rox, 2017-10-29 (Update: 2017-10-29)