Apple today announced that its stores will have iPhone X available for walk-in customers when the handset arrives November 3, encouraging would-be buyers to “arrive early.”

“Stores will have iPhone X available for walk-in customers, who are encouraged to arrive early,” noted the firm in a press release issued Tuesday.

iPhone X will be available for preorder on Friday, October 27 at 12:01am PDT on apple.com and the Apple Store app. It’ll be available in more than 55 countries and territories, and in Apple Stores beginning Friday, November 3 at 8am local time.

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In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Tim Cook wouldn’t comment on the rumored production bottlenecks that could result in extremely limited in-store availability of iPhone X at launch.

“We’ll see what happens, but we’ll be working as hard as possible to make as many as possible,” he said.

Launch countries include 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.

The device will be available in Silver and Space Gray (both featuring a black faceplate) in 64GB and 256GB models, starting at $999 in the United States.

  • TechnoBuff

    This shows that Apple is truly good at marketing. Customers queuing up on launch day is a good look and creates a huge marketing buzz. This announcement will certainly ensure long queues at all Apple stores.. They need to recreate that magic !Guaranteed!

    • JulianZH

      those people want to resell the phone. you can sell it for $2500 in china.

      • TechnoBuff

        Irrespective. the point is that it creates a good look for Apple and iPhone X compared to Iphone 8 which had no queue at all.