Apple: iPhone X Pre-Orders 'Off the Charts'

Aishwarya Venugopal and Arjun Panchadar, reporting for Reuters:

Apple Inc quashed concerns of muted demand for its iPhone X on Friday, saying pre-orders for the 10th anniversary phone were “off the charts."

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“We can see from the initial response, customer demand is off the charts,” an Apple spokeswoman told Reuters.

“We’re working hard to get this revolutionary new product into the hands of every customer who wants one, as quickly as possible.”

As of this writing, Apple is quoting 5-6 weeks for shipping.