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iPhone X arriving in stores around the world

At 8 a.m. local time today, the iPhone X went on sale around the world. AppleInsider says that it’s learned that stores typically have well over 300 units on hand to sell, and in some cases, nearly a thousand.

The iPhone X comes in 64GB and 256GB models with pricing starting at $999. It’s expected to sell in huge quantities. Preliminary data from IHS Markit ( shows that, in third quarter of 2017, Apple grew its smartphone shipments by 2.6% year-over-year, as the company is beginning to see the impact of iPhone 8 and the lead-in to the availability of iPhone 

The tech giant reported a 2.6% growth in unit shipments for the quarter, shipping 46.7 million units in quarter three of 2017 compared to 45.5 million units in the year-ago quarter. Apple was able to reverse its recent performance in China and grow overall revenue in this market 12% year-over-year. In Japan, revenues declined 11% year-over-year. The Americas region reported 14% growth, Europe 20% and the rest of Asia 5%.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.