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Apple iPhone X gray-market prices in the Philippines

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If there was any doubt that Apple still has its magic touch, it’s been put to rest on October 27, when the first batch of iPhone X units was sold out in a few minutes.

No more iPhone X November 3 delivery just a few minutes after the preorder page went live

Unfortunately for the Philippines, we’re not part of the first wave of countries to get the 10th-anniversary iPhone on November 3. We have never been a priority and will probably never be one.

SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone X prices: A per-country comparison

With reports hinting at a limited supply of the iPhone X because of production problems, we don’t even know if Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, and Apple’s retail partners in the country will offer the device in November — the usual month they start selling iPhones.

READ ALSO: iPhone X, the future of iPhone, unveiled today — and it looks like this

If you have a low EQ [emotional quotient] and can’t wait to buy the Cupertino giant’s latest handset, you can always turn to the gray market, of course. As long as you accept the risks that come with it. It also goes without saying that you will have to shell out more than the $999 (roughly P51,473) base suggested retail price.

As early as today, October 29, we’ve found these offers online (updated as of November 4, 2017):

  • iPhone X 256GB variant (no color mentioned)
    • Price: P87,000 ($1,689)
    • Available November 10
    • Via OLX
  • iPhone X 64GB variant (silver)
    • Price: P85,000 ($1,650)
    • Available November 5
    • Via OLX
  • iPhone X 256GB variant (silver and space gray)
    • Price: P72,000 ($1,397)
    • Available in December
    • Via OLX
  • iPhone X 64GB variant 
    • Price: P90,000 ($1,757)
    • Preorders start November 2
    • Via Widget City
  • iPhone X 256GB variant 
    • Price: P105,000 ($2,050)
    • Preorders start November 2
    • Via Widget City
  • iPhone X 64GB variant
    • Price: P69,000 ($1,346)
    • Preorder period: November 3 to 8 (comes with free wireless charging pad)
    • Via Kimstore
  • iPhone X 64GB variant
    • Price: P79,000 ($1,541)
    • Preorder period: November 3 to 8 (comes with free wireless charging pad)
    • Via Kimstore

Take note that we will be updating this list every so often. We’ll surely include offers from Widget City and Kimstore. Wait for AJT Gadget World’s pricing, too, which will be released this Thursday, November 2, we’re told.

READ ALSO: Huawei Mate 10 Pro phones priced as much as P84,000 or $1,636

The iPhone X, Apple’s most expensive handset yet, is the first truly redesigned iPhone since 2014’s iPhone 6. You get a full screen, wireless charging, and a rear camera with dual optical image stabilization. And the Touch ID home button has been dropped in favor of Face ID facial recognition.

Apple’s Statement About Demand for the iPhone X

We are thrilled to be taking orders for iPhone X, the future of the smartphone. We can see from the initial response, customer demand is off the charts. We’re working hard to get this revolutionary new product into the hands of every customer who wants one, as quickly as possible. We will keep accepting orders online, and iPhone X will be available at Apple retail stores on Friday, November 3 starting at 8 a.m., as well as from our carrier and retailer partners around the world.

(Editor’s note: We updated this story at 12:29 p.m. today, November 3, 2017, to include iPhone X prices as posted on Widget City’s website.)

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has over 15 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took a year off from journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy freelancing as an editorial and social-media consultant, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her furbabies and her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.