You can pre-order your iPhone X now

Apple has just opened up pre-orders for iPhone X on its website and on authorized resellers' websites. With inventory rumored to be extremely low, and demand to be very high, these are sure to go fast. As a matter of fact, at the time you are reading this, chances are the iPhone X is already on back order.

Shipping estimates for iPhone 7 pre-orders quickly slipping

It's just been half an hour since Apple's new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets went on sale, and shipping estimates for select models have already dropped dramatically. The average delivery window now seems to be 4-6 weeks out, with the AT&T iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black simply showing "November" for the expected shipping date for both storage configurations.

The iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 are now available for pre-order

The iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 are now available for pre-order. Folks in participating launch countries can now place orders for the new devices on Apple's website, the mobile Apple Store app, or via their wireless carrier.

As we mentioned in our Pro Tips guide to pre-ordering, the easiest way to place your order is through the mobile app. Apple's site tends to get bogged down with the influx of traffic, and carrier website health is hard to predict.

Pro Tips: how to pre-order your iPhone 7 as fast as possible tonight

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders go live at 12.01am PT Friday morning, and as always, first come will be first served as supply is expected to be limited during the first few weeks. But fear not, because we have a few tips on how to make sure you get your pre-order in as fast as possible to put all the chances of getting a new iPhone on day one on your side.

iPhone 7 pre-orders to kick off on September 9?

Last week, revered leakster Evan Blass of @EVLeaks predicted that Apple's next iPhone would launch on the week of September 12. He later clarified that he was referring to the iPhone 7's retail release—which should happen on Friday, September 16—not the launch event. Following up on his claims, Blass wrote today on Twitter that Apple will kick off pre-orders for the device on Friday, September 9.

Samsung’s massive 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet available to pre-order for $599

Not to be outdone by Apple's $799 iPad Pro, which has an ultra high-resolution screen measuring 12.9 inches diagonally and goes on sale next month, rival Samsung is gearing up to launch a brand new tablet with a huge 18.4-inch screen, the Galaxy View.

Although the View is yet to officially launch, some online retailers are now taking pre-orders for the $599 Android device, 9to5Google reported Monday.

The iPhone 6s is now available for pre-order

Following their unveilings on Wednesday, Apple has made both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus available for online pre-order. As usual, folks initially had a hard time getting orders to through on Apple's website, and I had a terrible time with AT&T, but all portals should be working now.

If you're still having issues, we highly recommend trying out the Apple Store app, which you can download here. It offers a more streamlined buying experience and supports Apple Pay. For those trying to pre-order an unlocked iPhone, you may want to check out our tutorial here.