In Canada, the smartphone with a lush screen and facial recognition technology is being listed between $ 1,350 or $ 1,570 before carrier discounts.
By comparison, the iPhone 8 that’s beenavailable since September is listed at $ 950 or $ 1,170 depending on storage.
Apple Canada says its stores are putting on extra staff and opening at 8 a.m. local time to handle the anticipated crowds.
It won’t disclose how many devices it expects to have available on the first day, although each store has some of the newest Apple smartphones available for walk-up customers.
Hundreds lined up as early as yesterday afternoon for the opportunity to buy Apple’s new iPhoneX at the Eaton Centre, on Friday November 3, 2017. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)
In addition, customers who pre-ordered the phone early enough through Apple will be given time slots for picking up theirdevice. The device will be available through other retailers and wireless network carriers.
Even with the iPhone X’s delayed release, Apple is still struggling to catch up.