The iPhone X is reinventing the iPhone. It might not be the first all-screen phone on the market, but it is the one that will make the biggest impact – if anyone can get hold of one, that is.
Rumour has long been that the phone will be in limited supply, and this was backed up when Apple announced that it will be available in November and not September as usual.
The iPhone 8 is already out and in pockets, but you will be able to pre-order the iPhone X in the UK from Friday 27 October. Apple says the first units will ship a week later on Friday 3 October.
But reputable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested Apple will have very short supply over Christmas and into 2018, so customers should be prepared to wait a long time for their phone to arrive.
For now, here is where you will be able to buy one and until 27 October, how to register to be first to drop the cash.
The most obvious place to go is to the source. Buying the iPhone X from Apple will cost you £999 for the 64GB iPhone X or £1,149 for the 256GB version.
It also offers a monthly payment plan (but with no mobile contract, so you’ll still need a SIM) that costs from £47.95 per month for up to 24 months.
Carphone lets you register interest in the iPhone X here and states its tariffs, which are on the pricey side starting at £62.99 per month with an upfront cost of £179.99.
It could well be a good way to get hold of the phone first despite the high price and two-year contract.
Contract prices on Vodafone will start at £68 per month and go up to a whopping £80. Each operator should have a fairly decent supply of the iPhone X in order to offer contracts but you’ll have to be on the ball on 27 October.
EE allows pre-orders from 27 October like everywhere else, and is advertising a whopping 100GB data plan at an also whopping £82.99 per month.
For now, you can register your interest for updates here.
If you prefer to go with O2 then it’s much the same, and you can register interest here. A 20GB tariff will cost £77 per month, which is pretty expensive, but if you’re already with O2 and on its Refresh programme, it could be cheaper.
Pricing with Three starts at £62 per month with a £99 upfront cost. Visit this page to register interest in the iPhone X, specifying colour and storage capacity.