Apple’s most advanced phone, the iPhone X went up for preorders on Friday morning and was sell out within half an hour. All US carriers were showing delivery time of 4 to 5 weeks after the device’s November 3 launch date.
Though, Apple’s website now says the iPhone X would be delivered in “2-3 weeks,” people got confirmation messages after the preorders that their phone wouldn’t ship for four to five weeks.
Several people took to social media to report issues with the official Apple Store app, while the carriers such as AT&T also appeared to have limited inventory.
The flagship starts at $999 and comes in two colors, with each color coming in two models with different amounts of storage.
An Apple spokesperson said that demand was “off the charts.”
“We’re working hard to get this revolutionary new product into the hands of every customer who wants one, as quickly as possible,” spokesperson said in a statement sent to media outlets.
According to reports from Apple’s factories in Asia, the iPhone X will now be in short supply for the rest of the year, because several of the device’s components, like the 3D True Depth camera, are delicate and difficult to manufacture.