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Apple stores will have iPhone X launch units for walk-in customers — but arrive early

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Apple on Tuesday revealed that it will have limited inventory of the iPhone X available for walk-in customers the day of its Nov. 3 release. However, the company added that prospective buyers are "encouraged to arrive early," as availability will be limited.

The iPhone X launches in more than 55 countries and territories on Nov. 3, where it will be available in Apple retail stores starting at 8 a.m. local time. Preorders start this Friday, Oct. 27, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, 3:01 a.m. Eastern.

In a newsroom post published on Tuesday, Apple revealed that some iPhone X units will be available for walk-in customers on launch day. But given repeated reports that inventory will be limited, it's not likely that the revamped headset will be available in great quantities.

The company also detailed pricing for the handset, which starts at $999 but can be had for monthly payments for $49.91 through the iPhone Upgrade Program, which includes AppleCare+. Apple is also offering customers the ability to trade in an eligible smartphone for up to $375 in credit.

Preorders for the iPhone X begin Friday in the following countries ahead of the Nov. 3 launch: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the U.K., the U.S. and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Apple will also offer leather and silicone cases for the iPhone X in a range of colors starting at $39. A new iPhone X Leather Folio is available for $99.