Last week we heard even more rumors about supply constraints for the iPhone X. Yet today the rumors say things may be a little better than we first thought. I think this is going to be the most difficult to find Apple product in a long time. If you want one, plan on being awake at midnight on October 27 and hope that you’ll get one before 2018.
Generally when making these types of purchases, you are better off using the Apple Store app on your iPhone or iPad. They seem to get through the buying process more reliably than the web store when there’s a heavy load. Also, make sure to have your Apple Pay credentials all up to date and “favorite” your iPhone X of choice ahead of time. Seconds will count.